Thursday, February 23, 2017

Golden Eagle :: "!!! an eagle was just in the giant oak by our patio … just as i posted the Oceti Sakowin Camp video" | Red Shouldered Hawks

whats more: "hawk chased the eagle" – inspired by this event

!!! an eagle was just in the giant oak by our patio - the hawks* which are nesting in a pine at the corner of the house had started calling. i looked out the window and saw a hawk landing in the tree, then noticed the gigantic eagle sitting about 40 feet away from my face. wow! ---- happened just as i posted the Oceti Sakowin Camp video (below) - I'll take it as a good sign. i will wander out back in a few minutes, but the hawks have now chased him/her off.

--- photos from Golden eagle - Wikipedia

* Red Shouldered Hawks – photos below

Honor The Earth's Oceti Sakowin Camp video –
"Armed police and military are now inside the Oceti Sakowin camp. Around 70 water protectors are still holding their ground."

(on Facebook) Robert Cherwink - !!! an eagle was just in the giant oak by our...

Golden Eagle –

The golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) is one of the best-known birds of prey in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the most widely distributed species of eagle. Like all eagles, it belongs to the family Accipitridae. These birds are dark brown, with lighter golden-brown plumage on their napes. Immature eagles of this species typically have white on the tail and often have white markings on the wings. Golden eagles use their agility and speed combined with powerful feet and massive, sharp talons to snatch up a variety of prey (mainly hares, rabbits, marmots and other ground squirrels)…

Golden Eagles are widespread! – they are found across the entire Northern Hemisphere! - there are many subspeicies

Subadult, note white in tail (like i have seen here previously)

Red Shouldered Hawks –

The red-shouldered hawk (Buteo lineatus) is a medium-sized hawk. Its breeding range spans eastern North America and along the coast of California and northern to northeastern-central Mexico. Red-shouldered hawks are permanent residents throughout most of their range, though northern birds do migrate, mostly to central Mexico. The main conservation threat to the widespread species is deforestation…

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