Golden Eagle

Aquila chrysaetos

ML140975041



eBird Checklist S52779772
Smith Rd. Arkansaw
Hardy, West Virginia, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 39.0679, -78.7485 Map

Age
Adult
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Comments

An adult Golden Eagle at my house in Akransaw, WV (Hardy County) on 16 February 2019.

Observation details

Saw two distinct birds, about a half an hour apart. The first was an immature Golden Eagle with a black and white tail (white base, wide black terminal band, and a distinct white spot at the base of its primaries. The second was an adult, showing an all dark tail, no white in wings, flight feathers slightly lighter than wing linings. Both birds showed golden napes and gold on the leading edge of their wings. I photographed both birds. I saw another adult Golden Eagle in the early afternoon, but I am only counting 2 since I can't exclude the possibility on a double count on the adults.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 70D
Lens model
EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/1600 sec
ISO
400
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
223KB
Dimensions
1578 x 1052

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