In the middle of last winter we spotted a bald eagle high up in our fir trees far away. Every day the big bird seemed to move closer until one day it perched in the high fir trees near our house, close enough to grab my camera and take some pictures right from our sundeck. It moved his head around curiously and it came back for several days to almost the same spot.
One morning it was sitting in the snow right in the middle of our backyard and we finally got a better idea about how big eagles really are. I looked it up; their bodies can be 1 meter long, and their wingspan can be about 2.4 meters across.
- Bald eagles eat mostly fish, catching them with their powerful talons right out of the water.
- They soar to heights over 3,048 meter and they drop down at speeds up to 161 km/h.
- They can see fish up to 1.6 km away.
- Female Eagles are bigger than males.
- Located high up in trees, Eagle nests are called aeries (AIR-ees) and eagle chicks are called eaglets.