Golden Eagle

Aquila chrysaetos

ML84379441



eBird Checklist S42441970
Ptbo - Hannah Rd
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
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Latitude and Longitude 44.1244, -78.3272 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Observation details

Cracking views of Adult flying over road near Hwy 28. Watched for 5 minutes as it was kiting to the S and then slowly glided to the N not too far above trees. Golden nape visible, long tail-short head. No white at base of tail or at base of primaries. For the first few seconds I thought it was a dark RLHA as it was kiting, the golden head looked pale in the light, the dark carpal marks contrasted with paler flight feathers, and the tail looked like it had a broad terminal band...but then it turned showing size and broad eagle shaped wings(although not as barn board like as BAEA). It proceeded to put on a fantastic show for 5 minutes and came close enough for decent pictures.

Technical Information

Model
NIKON D7000
Lens model
150.0-500.0 mm f/5.0-6.3
f-stop
f/7.1
Focal length
500 mm
Shutter speed
1/2000 sec
ISO
1000
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
4,655KB
Dimensions
3671 x 2431

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