Friday, November 27, 2009

Bald Eagles over Lafayette

I noticed these two bald eagles wheeling over the downtown Lafayette area yesterday. Unfortunately this was the best picture I could get of them. The picture was taken from a vantage point on Main Street between Fourth and Fifth Street, the eagles would have been somewhere over City Hall. Eagles soar with their wings laid flat, if you see birds this big soaring with wings held in a shallow "V" shape, they are vultures. The white head and tail distinguishes the bald eagle from the smaller red-tailed hawk which also can be seen sometimes over Lafayette.

Picture taken November 26, 2009.

Link to bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus):

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