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Golden Eagle

Photo of the Week (February 4th, 2018)

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I'm always a bit in awe when coming across a Golden Eagle.  We have plenty of Bald Eagles around, all year around, including a pair that nest less than a mile from our house. While they're certainly impressive birds, Golden Eagles take up another notch in terms of size. The Golden Eagles I come across in the central part of the state in winter also seem to be a bit less shy than the Bald Eagles I run across, given you even closer looks and further impressing upon you the immense size of the bird.  This is one that was found in early February near the Fort Pierre National Grasslands in South Dakota.

Golden Eagle - Aquila chrysaetos

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