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Re: BALD EAGLE! yikes!

What about Stellar's Sea Eagle? Don't they sometimes range into Aleutians, and 
aren't they a bit bigger than the Bald and Golden? Maybe I'm mistaken about 
this, though. --Mark

--- On Thu, 9/3/09, B tH <soylentgreenistrex@yahoo.com> wrote:

> From: B tH <soylentgreenistrex@yahoo.com>
> Subject: BALD EAGLE!  yikes!
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Date: Thursday, September 3, 2009, 8:57 AM
> I live within a quarter-mile of what
> once was the largest entirely-excavated man-made lake in the
> world.  I am sure by now Lake Paul Wallace has been
> surpassed - it's still a fair-sized lake.
> So anyway about an hour ago I was outside checking on the
> canteloupes when this huge shadow goes over me - it's either
> aliens landing or a hawk, I think - lots of red-tailed hawks
> and a few ospreys here.  But I look up and it is a BALD
> EAGLE - white head, white tail, and it was low enough to
> distinguish the eye.  He/she made a few passes
> completely ignoring me (pretty sure it knew it could take me
> out at any time) and then the little light bulb goes on in
> I got back out and it was cruising much higher in the air -
> managed to get two pics with very little color on the
> bird.   This is only the second time I've
> seen one in the wild - the other instance was in the late
> Seventies at NASA in Florida when one took off out of a tree
> looking like a small Cesna aircraft.  Huge birds.
> I went searching for some info on them on the web and came
> across two interesting statements - one that they may be as
> old as 28 million years as a genus and that they are the
> second largest eagle in N.A.   When I was
> growing up textbooks listed the bald eagle as number one,
> but now the roles of it and the golden eagle are
> reversed?  They find a huge golden eagle specimen in
> the recent past?
> Anyway, the avian-dino descendent thrill of my day! 
> Some good bird-watchers with a telephoto lens could probably
> get some good feeding shots of them out on the lake.