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Sorry these pictures are a bit blurred, they're taken through two layers of aviary mesh!








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Now THAT is a bird



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When I saw the name Bald Eagle I was expecting a bald bird but he's not bald at all. He is gorgeous

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The "bald" in bald eagle refers to the white head.

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Do you know how long it will be before the head becomes white?


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I know some birds that we've known haven't become fully white for well over 5 years! He is gorgeous though and yeah they're called bald eagles because from a distance they look like they have no head feathers! Bald or not birds are still gorgeous

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One meaning for "bald" is actually "white". That meaning has gone out of common usage now, but was common when the birds were named that. (This from some random article my mother read about bald eagles. She is a member of the DAR and is always telling me some historical thing.) I always thought it was supposed to mean bald as in no hair.

They are beautiful birds. I didn't realize it took that long for the heads to color to completely white. I guess I've never seen photographs of young ones, or didn't realize what I was looking at if I did.


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Interesting nanay!


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Really? I'd known them as bald eagles because of the white heads looking almost none exsistant when they're up in the air or seen from a way away. The young birds are a chocolate brown all over. Ellie and Murphy had hardly any bits of white on them at all when I first met them.

I don't have a picture available of them but I'll show you how an immature bird looks
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okay my boyfriends laptop wont allow me to post it in the thread but I'll attach it.
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The baby doesn't look at all like the adult. Thanks for the pictures.


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No they really don't! And no problem

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That eagle looks sooo different!


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I know! Next time you see one of those you'll know what it is aha!

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That's right! Thanks to you.


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Oh I know one when I see one, young or adult! I'm so lucky becuase up here in Minnesota I see them ALL the time!


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You ARE lucky!

Although you'd have to be careful if you ever took Scully outside.


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Yeah. I forgot to mention that we found a wounded owl a couple of weeks ago, the rescue center came and got him, once he was better, they released him where we found him! Like just a couple of blocks down the road! Hopefully I'll get some pics on that! So there's owls, eagles, and we also saw a turkey vulture releasing him! Owls, eagles, and vultures OH MY!


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Most people misunderstand vultures. I find that they are some of the most loving birds to work with AND they fly just beautifully. At the falconry centre there is the only Himalayan Griffon vulture in the UK and he is MASSIVE! I fed him a giant rat and he kept trying to follow me back out of the aviary and to push a bird back that big with your leg is pretty scary. He's a real sweetheart though. His wingspan is daunting... just under 3 meters! Phwew! I love it when I go to Orlando on holidays because there are just SO many wild birds! Especially birds of prey. The best thing was when I got to feed some wild crested caracaras

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