My first Eagle...

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  1. Hardrock

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    It was my first time to see a Bald Eagle that wasn't captive. Found him at Fountainebleau state park in Mandeville La.


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    Ahh, the thrill of the first eagle. The first one is always a keeper.
     
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    If you are like me you will get hooked on the Eagle pics! They are such majestic and powerful Raptors. Nice score
     
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    Nice Pic, I dont think we have too many eagles etc over here in the UK, however I was walking my dog yesterday and one landed a distance in front of me, first time in 42 years I have seen one in the wild, not being a bird watcher etc I have no idea what it was, too small to be a buzzard, too big to be a kestrel, apart from that I dont know any more. anyway I digress, nice picture.
     
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    Nice shot but I thought this thread was about golf.
     
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    Agreed, and I remember when I was about 12 when I got one and good grief, it may as well been the only eagle on the planet. I wasted the rest of the roll of film, just to get that one printed.
     
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    Wow, awesome! Fountainebleau State Park, huh? I live not far from Mandeville! I'll definitely have to check this place out.
     
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    Just look at those eyes!
     
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    beautiful! is that a crop at all? great find
     
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    My parents still live in the same house where I was born and raised and in all the years I lived there and have visited there I had never, to my knowledge, seen an eagle. Last February 2011 I was in southern Illinois for my dad's 95th birthday and in a tree beside the road my parents live on sat an eagle. My brother and I saw it as we were driving up the road and naturally I didn't have my camera. We were less than a mile from my parent's house so immediately upon arriving there I hopped into my car with my camera and backtracked. Fortunately the eagle was still sitting in the exact same spot and I got a good shot of it. I saw another one in that area this past September while visiting there but didn't manage to get a shot of that one. I believe the eagle population is increasing and they are spreading into areas where there were no eagles in years past.

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    That's awesome. I just had the same experience about a week ago. Finally found some bald eagles!! It was exciting.
     
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    Too many of those bloody eagles where I live. There's one watching my dog hungrily as he was running all over the off leash park. Last year, a bald eagle attacked a dog.
     

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