Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Ok, the photo is LOUSY, but it is a critter and it was here in Central Florida, so you’ll have to take my word on the species :).

This raptor has been the national emblem of the United States since 1782.

Learn: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Bald_Eagle/id

It’s funny that the black vultures who are close in size to an eagle soar overhead all day and I sometimes watch, but generally pay little attention. However, an eagle has a definite majestic flight, drawing your attention and making it easy to distinguish when one of these beauties comes soaring.

The following picture is of one that landed in my yard back in 2010. To read the tale of the encounter visit:

http://www.beautifulwildlifegarden.com/you-never-know-who-might-show-up.html

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