Bald Eagle

Haliaeetus leucocephalus

ML125494761


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Layton Pace
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eBird Checklist S50248632
Lake Palmdale
Los Angeles, California, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 34.5527, -118.1212 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Photo significantly cropped and lightened.

Observation details

The bird was on top of a picnic table by Lake Palmdale at some distance away. It looked big relative to the Red-tailed Hawk that we had just seen and seemed like an eagle at first impression. The bird had substantial white on its breast and a brown head which suggested a RT, but no clear belly band or V on its back. We scoped the bird and could not get great looks at its head and beak for a clear ID given the distance and lighting. The cropped and adjusted photo seems to confirm a 2nd year Bald Eagle, which would be consistent with the white breast. The talons also seem too big for a hawk.

Technical Information

Model
NIKON D7500
f-stop
f/8.0
Focal length
600 mm
Shutter speed
1/500 sec
ISO
200
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
6,788KB
Dimensions
4200 x 3300

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