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Golden Eagle

Aquila chrysaetos

ML140905491


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George Vaughan
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eBird Checklist S52218673
Bitter Creek NWR--sign overlook
Kern, California, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 34.9319, -119.3991 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
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Observation details

Another breathtaking highlight high in the mountains! I chanced to see Ravens mobbing a pair of giant birds, and got very excited at the prospect of a possible Condor. My excitement didn’t at all diminish when the Golden Eagles soared closer and closer, looking remarkably like our Wedgetailed Eagles at home. The resemblance was uncanny! However, I was struck by the bright golden “cape” on the Eagles nape, which was beautifully contrasting with the chocolate back. They maintained a dignified indifference to the Ravens harrying them. A favourite of my California list, that’s for sure!

Technical Information

Model
COOLPIX P610
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
98.5 mm
Shutter speed
1/500 sec
ISO
100
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
857KB
Dimensions
1600 x 1200

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