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Updated 11-3-11


Bald Eagles are much more common in Alaska than in most parts of the country. With a wing span of 7 ½ feet and weighting between 8 and 14 pounds the Bald Eagle is the largest raptor that stays in Alaska year round. As with other raptors the female is larger than the male.

Alaska has the largest population of eagles estimated at 30 thousand. Most stay year round but part of the population goes further south for the winter.

The Bald Eagle takes 5 years to reach sexual maturity and attain their distinctive white heads and tails in there fourth to fifth year.

Bald Eagles food preference is fish but they will eat waterfowl and carrion.

With fish in mind the eagles build nests along the coast, near lakes and rivers that host a population of salmon. Eagles tend to use the same nest site year after year and begin the rebuilding process in March and will have eggs in the nest by May. Most lay 2 eggs and occasionally 3. Some of these nests are huge weighting in the several hundreds of pound range.

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Giving Me The Look

Just Landed

I Love the over the wing pose

Quite the poser

Catching a few rays on a very cool morning

Annoyed I think

Flyby

Quick Peek

Dirty Face

Dive Dive Dive

Out of The Way

Talking About It

Flat Head

Landing Pattern

On The Dive

Just coming by.

Kenai Mountains Beyond

What do you want?

If you have never heard an American Bald Eagle sounding off you have missed a real thrill.

Mighty Pretty Pair

A Nice Flyby

Checking Me Out

Just After The Launch

Searching

Full Flair

Sweet Pair

Loving The Light

Full Extension

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