Golden Eagle

Aquila chrysaetos

ML300698961


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Jessie Williamson
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eBird Checklist S79338614
Falcon SP--NW of Admin Bldg. (Zapata Co.)
Zapata, Texas, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 26.5893, -99.1518 Map

Age
Not specified
Sex
Not specified
Behaviors
Breeding
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Observation details

Massive raptor seen soaring through bins and then scope at 26.5873393, -99.1554543 (circling E with TUVU and one Osprey at 12:30pm). All dark brown above, dark brown below with faint white wing patches, bright yellow legs. Broad wings and stout, broad tail with faint white tail patch - appeared to be a 2nd year bird. Much larger than nearby Turkey Vultures and Osprey. Unlike TUVU, the bird didn’t have silvery wing undersides, legs were yellow vs TUVU full pink, and the bird had an all dark face. Distance and heat haze made photos difficult, but I got one blurry shot showing whitish wing patches and whitish tail patch.

Technical Information

Model
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
f-stop
f/6.5
Focal length
215 mm
Shutter speed
1/500 sec
ISO
80
Flash
Flash did not fire
Original file size
3,621KB
Dimensions
3000 x 2250

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