Monday, February 13, 2012

Bald Eagles at Williamsburg Pond

Two bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) perched in the trees on the narrow strip of land between the Wabash River and Williamsburg Pond.  This is at latitude 40.426 N, longitude 86.898 W.

There are five bald eagles perched in the trees in this picture, four mature eagles and one immature.

The flower buds are starting to appear on the silver maple trees (Acer saccharinum).  A bald eagle flies above.

A couple of red-tailed hawks were circling overhead in this area before I spotted the eagles.   The eagles didn't seem to mind the presence of the hawks.  Two or three gulls were in the area too, landing on the thin ice of the pond.  Seagulls show up at this part of the Wabash River occasionally during the winter.

Pictures taken February 12, 2012.

Link to previous post on a bald eagle:

Link to Acer saccharinum flowers:

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