Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Bald Eagles

Bald eagles are opportunistic feeders. They will eat whatever is the easiest. A lot of what they eat is carrion, since it is pretty easy to catch dead stuff, but their primary food source is fish. Eagles are divided into several different groups. Bald eagles belong to the Sea or Fish Eagle group. These are eagles that have special adaptions that help them to fish These include featherless scaled legs that they can dip into the water thus keeping their feathers relatively dry, and a large hooked beak designed to rip through tough fish scales.

8 comments:

J Bar said...

Beautiful.
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Judy said...

Looks like he came up empty this time, but I still love the way his feet are dripping!!

NixBlog said...

Magnificent shot!

Genie said...

This is so interesting. We had a Mr. and Mrs. Eagle and Baby eaglet living on the Maury River all summer. They were on private property where no one could get to ten to turn them. I would stop on my way to school to work in the mornings to check on them, and then I would do it again in the afternoon. Baby really did grow a lot before they went somewhere else for a while. We are all in hopes in the area that they will return next year. Love your photo and your info on the bald eagles. We have heard that they will pick up their prey and then drop them from way up high and kill them. Have you heard that? genie

Deb said...

You have a beautiful blog...

Nature Rambles said...

What a capture! Brilliant!

Giga said...

Musi sobie jakoś poradzić, żeby zdobyć pożywienie. Na zdjęciu świetnie wygląda. Pozdrawiam
He must somehow manage to get food. In the picture looks great. Yours

Island Rambles Blog said...

Lovely eagle shot and good info. Nice to see your blog.