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I’m a member of the Conservency for the island. He is also a member that lives there. Eagles have been nesting there for years. Once in a while one gets abandoned for what ever reason . This one had fallen from the nest and was left for dead . 

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14 minutes ago, MTO said:

How does a guy come across a live chick?!

Not sure how else you would get one really. Your certainly not going to catch an adult .

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36 minutes ago, lorenzo said:

Honestly,        Does the background of that picture look like Nebraska? 

Dunno... never been there.....sigh.

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49 minutes ago, MTO said:

Island?

Didn`t know Nebraska was an island!   :huh:

It is. It's on the same island we are on ..... 

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49 minutes ago, MTO said:

Island?

Didn`t know Nebraska was an island!   :huh:

It is. It's on the same island we are on ..... 

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1 hour ago, lorenzo said:

Pretty amazing bird.  Owner raised it from a chick . 1336DB74-F929-461A-AA9B-B39DC507FC65.thumb.jpeg.9bc61e78a28730290011e9f01c6ebad6.jpeg

 

I got the impression it could tear me up pretty quick given the chance. 

Is that one still young?  I thought they had fairly fluffy feathers on their legs and were larger?

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1 hour ago, lorenzo said:

Honestly,        Does the background of that picture look like Nebraska? 

I just thought they were at your place. ??

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The Mongols ('least I think they're Mongols) still have some people who hunt with them. They raise them from chicks too.

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2 hours ago, lorenzo said:

Honestly,        Does the background of that picture look like Nebraska? 

Besides, I ain`t one of these guys that comment on what`s in the background of a pic and not the subject.

SO, take THAT!

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2 hours ago, KWRB said:

The Mongols ('least I think they're Mongols) still have some people who hunt with them. They raise them from chicks too.

I think the bandidos might also, 

but the hells angels probably use condors, 

and the outlaws who the **** knows, 

I have no idea about the pagans and the vagos either, 

but the Cossack group being near water might use seagulls.

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1 hour ago, MTO said:

And now that I DID look at the background, looks like a Nebraskan head shop. 

I looked and wondered where Lorenzo was out diving this time....  

I then zoomed in on the sign in the back which to my surprise was in English. I’ve never been to Nebraska either so I can’t say.  Maybe it is in Missouri since it looks like @Missouri Mule’s eagle had a little too much of what they were selling there and went “batty” 

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tastes like spotted owl - we had someone bring one to a scout meeting when I was a kid they had a golden and bald - both were injury recoveries 

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5 hours ago, lorenzo said:

Pretty amazing bird.  Owner raised it from a chick . 1336DB74-F929-461A-AA9B-B39DC507FC65.thumb.jpeg.9bc61e78a28730290011e9f01c6ebad6.jpeg

 

I got the impression it could tear me up pretty quick given the chance. 

We always have had migrating bald and golden eagles come through. Deer hunting and the close of goose season when lakes are freezing is when lots are around. I watched a bald eagle try to pull a live wounded snow goose out of a small open water spot once. The eagle worked for hours but goose wouldn’t give in. It would go under water eagle would let go and sit on ice waiting for goose to surface again. When I was 17 or 18 we were loading manure with the super M. The feedlot is surrounded by tall elm and taller cottonwood trees. A eagle sat in tree watching us from about 400 feet for hours. When it finally left it flew over with a clear view of talons. They are wicked looking and the wing span when they take flight is impressive. All I Remember is eagle pushed the cottonwood branch  down as it left perch and limb sprung back.

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Was riding on my dads lap on an 8n going through the hay field and a mature golden eagle flew low directly over, that is one huge bird, not many for decades and now more than ever but mostly bald

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Son and I saw one while fishing a few years ago. Maybe 200 feet away when it came out of a tree and took a Canadian gosling! Awesome sight.

 

Rick

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I saw one by the neighbor’s place last winter. It was larger than the mature bald Eagles we have here. Getting to be lots of eagles around the river.  

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2 hours ago, jeeper61 said:

They have one it is called Grand

I was there today. I only get to the east side of town, not very grand there. 

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