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Old Feb 12, 2011, 7:59 PM   #1
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Default Eagles again. Adult and Juvenile

I went back out to the refuge with my nephew so he could shot some wildlife with his camera. He borrowed my Tamron 200-500mm on his D200. We saw some awesome Eagles again today. We counted at least 6 that were either in view of off in the distance scarring up geese.

Here are some of what I thought were the coolest shots for me today.

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This adult was calling a juvenile back to this willow tree. I have never seen the white spotty feathers on a adult before. There were on both the front and the back.
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Old Feb 12, 2011, 8:01 PM   #2
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Did you know that Eagles howl like wolves? Me either. At least this sure look like a wolf-howl. He/She was actually calling the juvenile back to the tree.
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Here he comes.
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Almost there.
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Now, where's that perching branch?
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Then Mom went for a spin.
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Almost back to the tree and Jr. I can't get over the speckled belly.
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I got the once over as we drove on.
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I was curious about the white speckled body feathers on this eagle so I asked a falconer friend and he said the condition is fairly rare in eagles but this was a type albinism know as leucistic albinism where only certain follicles produce white feathers. I guess there are eagles that are almost completely white too.

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