Feathers

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Inbound Ibis

Inbound Ibis

South Florida/Tropical White Ibis. A wading bird of the deep South, the striking White Ibis is frequently seen on lawns looking for large insects as well as probing for prey along the shoreline.

Florida Burrowing Owl

Florida Burrowing Owl

Burrowing owls are small owls that live in dry, open areas and actually make their homes underground. These small owls are less than 12 inches tall, have long legs and a short tail, are mostly brown with numerous white or tan spots, and have white eyebrows just above bright yellow eyes.

Snowy White Egret

Snowy White Egret

Among the most elegant of the herons, the slender Snowy Egret sets off immaculate white plumage with black legs and brilliant yellow feet. Those feet seem to play a role in stirring up or herding small aquatic animals as the egret forages.

Snowy White Egret

Snowy White Egret

Among the most elegant of the herons, the slender Snowy Egret sets off immaculate white plumage with black legs and brilliant yellow feet. Those feet seem to play a role in stirring up or herding small aquatic animals as the egret forages.

Roseate Spoonbill Ibis

Roseate Spoonbill Ibis

The Roseate Spoonbill, a large wading bird with pink plumage and a distinctive spatulate bill, is one of the most striking birds found in North America.

Night Flight

Night Flight

White Pelican

White Pelican

One of the largest North American birds, the American White Pelican is majestic in the air. The birds soar with incredible steadiness on broad wings. Sometimes, groups of pelicans work together to herd fish into the shallows for easy feeding.

Snowy White Egret

Snowy White Egret

Among the most elegant of the herons, the slender Snowy Egret sets off immaculate white plumage with black legs and brilliant yellow feet. Those feet seem to play a role in stirring up or herding small aquatic animals as the egret forages.

Green Heron

Green Heron

Seen up close, the Green Heron is a striking bird with a velvet-green back, rich chestnut body, and a dark cap often raised into a short crest. These small herons crouch patiently to surprise fish with a snatch of their daggerlike bill.

Blue Heron Mating Plume

Blue Heron Mating Plume

This is the largest of the herons. It is often found alone but sometimes can be seen in a group with various other herons. The Great Blue Heron stands with its head held high in a dignified pose. It often stands near the shoreline or wades in shallow water. When it is disturbed, it squawks loudly and flies away with its neck tucked in an S shape and its long legs stretched out behind it.

Osprey Close up

Osprey Close up

Unique among North American raptors for its diet of live fish and ability to dive into water to catch them, Ospreys are common sights soaring over shorelines, patrolling waterways, and standing on their huge stick nests, white heads gleaming.

Blue Heron

Blue Heron

This is the largest of the herons. It is often found alone but sometimes can be seen in a group with various other herons. The Great Blue Heron stands with its head held high in a dignified pose. It often stands near the shoreline or wades in shallow water. When it is disturbed, it squawks loudly and flies away with its neck tucked in an S shape and its long legs stretched out behind it.

White Pelican

White Pelican

One of the largest North American birds, the American White Pelican is majestic in the air. The birds soar with incredible steadiness on broad wings. Sometimes, groups of pelicans work together to herd fish into the shallows for easy feeding.

Snowy White Egret

Snowy White Egret

Among the most elegant of the herons, the slender Snowy Egret sets off immaculate white plumage with black legs and brilliant yellow feet. Those feet seem to play a role in stirring up or herding small aquatic animals as the egret forages.

Roseate Sponbilled Ibis

Roseate Sponbilled Ibis

The Roseate Spoonbill, a large wading bird with pink plumage and a distinctive spatulate bill, is one of the most striking birds found in North America.

Green Heron

Green Heron

Seen up close, the Green Heron is a striking bird with a velvet-green back, rich chestnut body, and a dark cap often raised into a short crest. These small herons crouch patiently to surprise fish with a snatch of their daggerlike bill.

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

This is the largest of the herons. It is often found alone but sometimes can be seen in a group with various other herons. The Great Blue Heron stands with its head held high in a dignified pose. It often stands near the shoreline or wades in shallow water.

Roseate Sponbill Ibis

Roseate Sponbill Ibis

The Roseate Spoonbill, a large wading bird with pink plumage and a distinctive spatulate bill, is one of the most striking birds found in North America.

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

This is the largest of the herons. It is often found alone but sometimes can be seen in a group with various other herons. The Great Blue Heron stands with its head held high in a dignified pose. It often stands near the shoreline or wades in shallow water.

White Pelican Inbound

White Pelican Inbound

One of the largest North American birds, the American White Pelican is majestic in the air. The birds soar with incredible steadiness on broad wings. Sometimes, groups of pelicans work together to herd fish into the shallows for easy feeding.

Canada Goose

Canada Goose

The Canada goose is a large wild goose species with a black head and neck, white patches on the face, and a brown body. Native to arctic and temperate regions of North America, it also occasionally migrates to northern Europe.

Roseate Spoonbill Ibis

Roseate Spoonbill Ibis

The Roseate Spoonbill, a large wading bird with pink plumage and a distinctive spatulate bill, is one of the most striking birds found in North America.

Trumpeter Swans

Trumpeter Swans

The largest of North American waterfowl, the Trumpeter Swan is resident throughout much of its range, but migratory in other parts. Its was reduced to near extinction by the early 20th century, but it is relatively common today.

Wild Turkeys

Wild Turkeys

The turkey was Benjamin Franklin's choice for the United States's national bird. The noble fowl was a favored food of Native Americans. When Europeans arrived, they made it one of only two domestic birds native to the Americas—the Muscovy duck shares the distinction.

Osprey with Catch

Osprey with Catch

Unique among North American raptors for its diet of live fish and ability to dive into water to catch them, Ospreys are common sights soaring over shorelines, patrolling waterways, and standing on their huge stick nests, white heads gleaming.

Osprey

Osprey

Unique among North American raptors for its diet of live fish and ability to dive into water to catch them, Ospreys are common sights soaring over shorelines, patrolling waterways, and standing on their huge stick nests, white heads gleaming.

Roseate Spoonbill Ibis

Roseate Spoonbill Ibis

The Roseate Spoonbill, a large wading bird with pink plumage and a distinctive spatulate bill, is one of the most striking birds found in North America.

Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl

Owls have binocular vision, their large eyes are fixed in their sockets—as are those of other birds—so they must turn their entire head to change views. As owls are farsighted, they are unable to see clearly anything within a few centimeters of their eyes. Caught prey can be felt by owls with the use of filoplumes—like feathers on the beak and feet that act as "feelers". Their far vision, particularly in low light, is exceptionally good.

American Bald Eagle

American Bald Eagle

The bald eagle is our national bird, and is the only eagle unique to North America.

Burrowing Owl

Burrowing Owl

The burrowing owl is a small, long-legged owl found throughout open landscapes of North and South America. Burrowing owls can be found in grasslands, rangelands, agricultural areas, deserts, or any other open dry area with low vegetation.

Cattle Egret

Cattle Egret

The cattle egret is a cosmopolitan species of heron found in the tropics, subtropics and warm temperate zones.

Ethel the Duck

Ethel the Duck

The American Pekin Duck, Pekin duck, or Long Island duck, is a breed of domestic duck used primarily for egg and meat production. It was bred from the Mallard in China.

Burrowing Owl

Burrowing Owl

The burrowing owl is a small, long-legged owl found throughout open landscapes of North and South America. Burrowing owls can be found in grasslands, rangelands, agricultural areas, deserts, or any other open dry area with low vegetation.

Snowy White Egret

Snowy White Egret

Among the most elegant of the herons, the slender Snowy Egret sets off immaculate white plumage with black legs and brilliant yellow feet. Those feet seem to play a role in stirring up or herding small aquatic animals as the egret forages.

Snowy White Egret

Snowy White Egret

Among the most elegant of the herons, the slender Snowy Egret sets off immaculate white plumage with black legs and brilliant yellow feet. Those feet seem to play a role in stirring up or herding small aquatic animals as the egret forages.

Snowy White Egret

Snowy White Egret

Among the most elegant of the herons, the slender Snowy Egret sets off immaculate white plumage with black legs and brilliant yellow feet. Those feet seem to play a role in stirring up or herding small aquatic animals as the egret forages.

Snowy White Egret

Snowy White Egret

Among the most elegant of the herons, the slender Snowy Egret sets off immaculate white plumage with black legs and brilliant yellow feet. Those feet seem to play a role in stirring up or herding small aquatic animals as the egret forages.

Green Heron

Green Heron

Seen up close, the Green Heron is a striking bird with a velvet-green back, rich chestnut body, and a dark cap often raised into a short crest. These small herons crouch patiently to surprise fish with a snatch of their daggerlike bill.

Nevada Burrowing Owl

Nevada Burrowing Owl

Snowy White Egret

Snowy White Egret

Among the most elegant of the herons, the slender Snowy Egret sets off immaculate white plumage with black legs and brilliant yellow feet. Those feet seem to play a role in stirring up or herding small aquatic animals as the egret forages.

Snowy White Egret

Snowy White Egret

Among the most elegant of the herons, the slender Snowy Egret sets off immaculate white plumage with black legs and brilliant yellow feet. Those feet seem to play a role in stirring up or herding small aquatic animals as the egret forages.

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

This is the largest of the herons. It is often found alone but sometimes can be seen in a group with various other herons. The Great Blue Heron stands with its head held high in a dignified pose. It often stands near the shoreline or wades in shallow water.

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

This is the largest of the herons. It is often found alone but sometimes can be seen in a group with various other herons. The Great Blue Heron stands with its head held high in a dignified pose. It often stands near the shoreline or wades in shallow water.

Canada Goose

Canada Goose

A familiar and widespread goose with a black head and neck, white chinstrap, light tan to cream breast and brown back.

Screech Owl

Screech Owl

If a mysterious trill catches your attention in the night, bear in mind the spooky sound may come from an owl no bigger than a pint glass. Common east of the Rockies in woods, suburbs, and parks, the Eastern Screech-Owl is found wherever trees are, and they’re even willing to nest in backyard nest boxes. These supremely camouflaged birds hide out in nooks and tree crannies through the day, so train your ears and listen for them at night.

Osprey

Osprey

Unique among North American raptors for its diet of live fish and ability to dive into water to catch them, Ospreys are common sights soaring over shorelines, patrolling waterways, and standing on their huge stick nests, white heads gleaming.

Alaskan Bald Eagle

Alaskan Bald Eagle

The Bald Eagle has been the national emblem of the United States since 1782 and a spiritual symbol for native people for far longer than that.

Bald Eagle Dust Up

Bald Eagle Dust Up

Bald Eagles - Look for them soaring in solitude, chasing other birds for their food, or gathering by the hundreds in winter.

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

Look for them soaring in solitude, chasing other birds for their food, or gathering by the hundreds in winter.

Bald Eagle Fast Landing

Bald Eagle Fast Landing

Look for them soaring in solitude, chasing other birds for their food, or gathering by the hundreds in winter.

Bald Eagle lifting Salmon

Bald Eagle lifting Salmon

Look for them soaring in solitude, chasing other birds for their food, or gathering by the hundreds in winter.

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

Both male and female adult bald eagles have a blackish-brown back and breast; a white head, neck, and tail; and yellow feet and bill.

Bald Eagle at Sunset

Bald Eagle at Sunset

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

The female bald eagle is 35 to 37 inches, slightly larger than the male. Wingspan ranges from 72 to 90 inches.

Bald Eagles

Bald Eagles

Bald eagles can fly to an altitude of 10,000 feet. During level flight, they can achieve speeds of about 30 to 35 mph.

Bald Eagle Screeching

Bald Eagle Screeching

Bald eagles weigh from ten to fourteen pounds.

A kettle of Bald Eagles

A kettle of Bald Eagles

Today, there are an estimated 9,789 breeding pairs of bald eagles.

Bald Eagles

Bald Eagles

Bald Eagles hunting areas vary from 1,700 to 10,000 acres. Home ranges are smaller where food is present in great quantity.

Bald Eagle in Flight

Bald Eagle in Flight

Wingspan ranges from 72 to 90 inches. Bald eagles can fly to an altitude of 10,000 feet. During level flight, they can achieve speeds of about 30 to 35 mph.

A kettle of Bald Eagles

A kettle of Bald Eagles

The bald eagle became the National emblem in 1782 when the great seal of the United States was adopted.

Bald Eagle in Flight

Bald Eagle in Flight

Bald eagles sit at the top of the food chain.Lifting power is about 4 pounds. Diet - Mainly fish, but they will take advantage of carrion (dead and decaying flesh).

Bald Eagles

Bald Eagles

Hunting area varies from 1,700 to 10,000 acres. Home ranges are smaller where food is present in great quantity.

Bald Eagle with Attitude

Bald Eagle with Attitude

The bald eagle became the National emblem in 1782 when the great seal of the United States was adopted.

Bald Eagle Portrait

Bald Eagle Portrait

The bald eagle became the National emblem in 1782 when the great seal of the United States was adopted.

Bald Eagle head-on

Bald Eagle head-on

The bald eagle is both the national bird and national animal of the United States of America.

Bald Eagle in Flight

Bald Eagle in Flight

The bald eagle is a powerful flier, and soars on thermal convection currents. It reaches speeds of 35–43 mph when gliding and flapping, and about 30 mph while carrying fish.

Bald Eagle kettle-gang

Bald Eagle kettle-gang

If its territory has access to open water, it remains there year-round, but if the body of water freezes during the winter, making it impossible to obtain food, it migrates to the south or to the coast

Bald Eagle Landing

Bald Eagle Landing

Southeast Alaskan eagles largely prefer pink salmon, coho salmon and, more locally, sockeye salmon, and chinook salmon, due to their large size - 26 to 40 lbs.

Bald Eagle at high speed

Bald Eagle at high speed

The bald eagle is a powerful flier, and soars on thermal convection currents. It reaches speeds of 35–43 mph when gliding and flapping, and about 30 mph while carrying fish.

Bald Eagle with fish head

Bald Eagle with fish head

The bald eagle is an opportunistic feeder which subsists mainly on fish, which it swoops down and snatches from the water with its talons.

Bald Eagle tussle

Bald Eagle tussle

Bald eagles have been recorded as killing other raptors on occasion. In some cases, these may be attacks of competition.

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle in Alaska

Bald Eagle in Alaska

Mistical Bald Eagle

Mistical Bald Eagle

Alaskan Bald Eagle

Alaskan Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle Flight Study

Bald Eagle Flight Study

Several eagles soaring in a thermal together is described as a "kettle" of eagles.

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Bald Eagle Fight

Bald Eagle Fight

Bald Eagle Art

Bald Eagle Art

Bald Eagles in Defence

Bald Eagles in Defence

Bald Eagle Landing

Bald Eagle Landing

Bald Eagle as Art

Bald Eagle as Art

Bald Eagle as Snow Birds

Bald Eagle as Snow Birds

Bald Eagles

Bald Eagles

Alaskan Bald Eagles

Alaskan Bald Eagles

Alaskan Bald Eagles

Alaskan Bald Eagles

Inverted Eagle Attack

Inverted Eagle Attack

Inverted Eagle Attack as Art

Inverted Eagle Attack as Art

Eagle Flight Sequence

Eagle Flight Sequence

Alaskan Bald Eagle soaring

Alaskan Bald Eagle soaring

Alaskan Bald Eagles

Alaskan Bald Eagles

Eagle Flight Sequence

Eagle Flight Sequence

Alaskan Bald Eagle

Alaskan Bald Eagle

Alaskan Bald Eagle Landing

Alaskan Bald Eagle Landing

Alaskan Bald Eagles

Alaskan Bald Eagles

Bald Eagle dinner time

Bald Eagle dinner time

Alaskan Bald Eagles

Alaskan Bald Eagles

Alaskan Bald Eagle

Alaskan Bald Eagle

Alaskan Bald Eagle

Alaskan Bald Eagle

The bald eagle typically requires old-growth and mature stands of coniferous or hardwood trees for perching, roosting, and nesting.

Alaskan Bald Eagle

Alaskan Bald Eagle

Alaskan Bald Eagle

Alaskan Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle holding ground

Bald Eagle holding ground

Arctic Snow Owl

Arctic Snow Owl

Alaskan Bald Eagle

Alaskan Bald Eagle

Alaskan Bald Eagles

Alaskan Bald Eagles

Alaskan Bald Eagles

Alaskan Bald Eagles

Alaskan Bald Eagles

Alaskan Bald Eagles

Alaskan Bald Eagles

Alaskan Bald Eagles

Alaskan Bald Eagle

Alaskan Bald Eagle

Alaskan Bald Eagles

Alaskan Bald Eagles

Crusing Bald Eagle

Crusing Bald Eagle

Alaskan Bald Eagles

Alaskan Bald Eagles

Arctic Snow Owl

Arctic Snow Owl

Alaskan Bald Eagles

Alaskan Bald Eagles

Alaskan Bald Eagles

Alaskan Bald Eagles

Bald Eagle Strike

Bald Eagle Strike

Alaskan Bald Eagles

Alaskan Bald Eagles

Alaskan Bald Eagle Dance

Alaskan Bald Eagle Dance

Alaskan Bald Eagle Portraite

Alaskan Bald Eagle Portraite

Juvenile Blad Eagle

Juvenile Blad Eagle

Alaskan Bald Eagle Portraite

Alaskan Bald Eagle Portraite

Nests are built in large trees near rivers or coasts.

Alaskan Bald Eagle Portraite

Alaskan Bald Eagle Portraite

Alaskan Bald Eagle Portraite

Alaskan Bald Eagle Portraite

Alaskan Bald Eagle Feast

Alaskan Bald Eagle Feast

Alaskan Bald Eagle Flight

Alaskan Bald Eagle Flight

Bald Eagle Fishing

Bald Eagle Fishing

Bald Eagles in snow

Bald Eagles in snow

Alaskan Bald Eagle Soaring

Alaskan Bald Eagle Soaring

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