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2016 Bald Eagle Thread

Postby Brad » Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:59 pm

Had to run up to Pisga, IA on Sunday. When you take the highway from Missouri Valley or Mondaimond, and you turn on the highway to Pisga, you parallel the bluffs for a while before turning east in to the bluffs. Not far after I got in to the bluffs, a Bald Eagle was flying about 5 feet off the ground, parallel to the road. Probably closes I have ever been to a wild eagle.

I also saw the local pair by their nest south west of Logan, IA, they are usually around that area if not in the nest.

Also saw one flying solo just north of CB.

Still not seeing any at Manawa.

I got a text photo the other day of two in a tree by the hot shops in North Downtown.
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Re: 2016 Bald Eagle Thread

Postby Brad » Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:41 am

Saw two Bald Eagles soaring way high in the air over the Mormon Bridge this morning and then another soaring much Lower near Gallup and the Pedestrian Bridge. They were not even moving their wings at all, just gliding in big circles, such a cool sight!
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Re: 2016 Bald Eagle Thread

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:28 pm

Brad wrote:Saw two Bald Eagles soaring way high in the air over the Mormon Bridge this morning and then another soaring much Lower near Gallup and the Pedestrian Bridge. They were not even moving their wings at all, just gliding in big circles, such a cool sight!


I bet that was a fantastic sight indeed. Perfect if the timing is right for a photo op :thumb: ...

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Re: 2016 Bald Eagle Thread

Postby Brad » Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:52 pm

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Brad wrote:Saw two Bald Eagles soaring way high in the air over the Mormon Bridge this morning and then another soaring much Lower near Gallup and the Pedestrian Bridge. They were not even moving their wings at all, just gliding in big circles, such a cool sight!


I bet that was a fantastic sight indeed. Perfect if the timing is right for a photo op :thumb: ...


Nope, I was running to the print shop to pick up a few things for work... Didn't even have my camera with me!
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Re: 2016 Bald Eagle Thread

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:16 pm

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Omaha Cowboy wrote:
Brad wrote:Saw two Bald Eagles soaring way high in the air over the Mormon Bridge this morning and then another soaring much Lower near Gallup and the Pedestrian Bridge. They were not even moving their wings at all, just gliding in big circles, such a cool sight!


I bet that was a fantastic sight indeed. Perfect if the timing is right for a photo op :thumb: ...


Nope, I was running to the print shop to pick up a few things for work... Didn't even have my camera with me!


Rats! Maybe (hopefully) you'll see them again.. And have that camera handy :) ...

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Re: 2016 Bald Eagle Thread

Postby Brad » Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:10 pm

Saw a Bald Eagle today on Highway 6 near the Platte River.
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Re: 2016 Bald Eagle Thread

Postby Brad » Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:04 pm

Squaw Creek 11/30/16 = 48 (7 Adults, 41 immature)
DeSoto Bend 12/01/16 = 7 (5 Adults, 2 immature)
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Re: 2016 Bald Eagle Thread

Postby Brad » Sat Dec 10, 2016 6:09 pm

Made a big loop today.

Carter Lake - No Eagles
NP Dodge Park - No Eagles
Boyer Chute - Closed for hunting
DeSoto Bend - One eagle observed, but I know there are a nesting pair. Most of the preserve is closed for hunting.
Honey Creek - No Eagles, but the nest is still there
Lake Manawa - 2 eagles (Photos later)
Pacific Juncion - No Eagles

According to the DeSoto Bend FB Page the nesting Pair of eagles had their next blown away the other day, but they said they started rebuilding almost immediately, as of today, the new nest looked complete to me from what I could see.
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Re: 2016 Bald Eagle Thread

Postby nebugeater » Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:50 am

Brad wrote:Made a big loop today.

Carter Lake - No Eagles
NP Dodge Park - No Eagles
Boyer Chute - Closed for hunting
DeSoto Bend - One eagle observed, but I know there are a nesting pair. Most of the preserve is closed for hunting.
Honey Creek - No Eagles, but the nest is still there
Lake Manawa - 2 eagles (Photos later)
Pacific Juncion - No Eagles

According to the DeSoto Bend FB Page the nesting Pair of eagles had their next blown away the other day, but they said they started rebuilding almost immediately, as of today, the new nest looked complete to me from what I could see.


pretty quick turn around on the building permit! :;):
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Re: 2016 Bald Eagle Thread

Postby Brad » Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:19 am

nebugeater wrote:pretty quick turn around on the building permit! :;):


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Re: 2016 Bald Eagle Thread

Postby Coyote » Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:37 am

No MPE needed.
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Re: 2016 Bald Eagle Thread

Postby Brad » Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:30 pm

Here are a few photos of the Lake Manawa Eagles I saw the other day.

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Re: 2016 Bald Eagle Thread

Postby GRANDPASMUCKER » Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:05 pm

I was out on my deck enjoying the sun today here in Millard and a big bald eagle flew over. Thats all I got! I know thats lame. Went inside and grabbed my field glasses and came back out and it was gone.

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Re: 2016 Bald Eagle Thread

Postby Greg S » Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:57 am

GRANDPASMUCKER wrote:I was out on my deck enjoying the sun today here in Millard and a big bald eagle flew over. Thats all I got! I know thats lame. Went inside and grabbed my field glasses and came back out and it was gone.



It is really really cool being able to see bald eagles in and around Omaha.

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Re: 2016 Bald Eagle Thread

Postby Brad » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:17 pm

Nebraska Game and Parks wrote:In 2016, a record 159 active bald eagle nests were documented in Nebraska. The total exceeds 2015’s record of 118 active nests, a notable 35 percent increase!
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Re: 2016 Bald Eagle Thread

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:25 pm

Brad wrote:
Nebraska Game and Parks wrote:In 2016, a record 159 active bald eagle nests were documented in Nebraska. The total exceeds 2015’s record of 118 active nests, a notable 35 percent increase!


That's impressive.

I wonder what's causing this spike in nesting for the Bald Eagle in Nebraska the past couple of years :?: ...

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