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My Favorite: It's absolutely amazing how Bald Eagle populations have rebounded.  I'm now not surprised to see them anywhere in South Dakota, at any season. There's even a nest less than a mile from our house, and I often see them from our yard. However, the most memorable encounter was at Potter's Marsh south of Anchorage, Alaska.  I was sitting on the ground next to the water, watching nesting Mew Gulls, when I saw a circling Bald Eagle. He dropped lower, and lower, and soon was dive bombing a nest RIGHT in front of me.  I'm a little shocked the photo turned out sharp, given what a surprise it was! He ended up missing the Mew Gull, and then sat there for a moment, right in front of me, before realizing there was some bozo with a camera! Very cool to see at such incredibly close range.

Photo of Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Other Photos: Click on the image chips or photo ID name below to view the photograph

Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus Photo ID: Bald Eagle #1 Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus Photo ID: Bald Eagle #2
Location: Gavin's Point Dam, SD / NE Location: Lake County, S.Dakota
Date: December 15th, 2002 Date: May 5th, 2006
   
Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus Photo ID: Bald Eagle #3 Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus Photo ID: Bald Eagle #4
Location: Minnehaha County, S. Dakota Location: Northern Oregon
Date: March 20th, 2005 Date: June 19th, 2008
   
Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus Photo ID: Bald Eagle #5 Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus Photo ID: Bald Eagle #6
Location: Near Presho, S. Dakota Location: Gavin's Point Dam, SD / NE
Date: February 17th, 2011 Date: January 1st, 2007
   
Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus Photo ID: Bald Eagle #7 Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus Photo ID: Bald Eagle #8
Location: Gavin's Point Dam, SD / NE Location: Minnehaha County, S. Dakota
Date: January 1st, 2007 Date: March 20th, 2005
   
Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus Photo ID: Bald Eagle #9 Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus Photo ID: Bald Eagle #10
Location: Gavin's Point Dam, SD / NE Location: Gavin's Point Dam SD / NE
Date: January 1st, 2007 Date: January 1st, 2007
   
Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus Photo ID: Bald Eagle #11 Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus Photo ID: Bald Eagle #12
Location: Gavin's Point Dam, SD / NE Location: Gavin's Point Dam, SD / NE
Date: January 1st, 2007 Date: January 1st, 2007
   
Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus Photo ID: Bald Eagle #13 Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus Photo ID: Bald Eagle #14
Location: Gavin's Point Dam, SD / NE Location: Gavin's Point Dam, SD / NE
Date: January 1st, 2007 Date: January 1st, 2007
   
Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus Photo ID: Bald Eagle #15 Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus Photo ID: Bald Eagle #16
Location: Gavin's Point Dam, SD / NE Location: Gavin's Point Dam, SD / NE
Date: January 1st, 2007 Date: January 1st, 2007
   
Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus Photo ID: Bald Eagle #17 Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus Photo ID: Bald Eagle #18
Location: Lyman County, S. Dakota Location: Lyman County, S. Dakota
Date: January 17th, 2010 Date: January 17th, 2010
   
Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus Photo ID: Bald Eagle #19 Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus Photo ID: Bald Eagle #20
Location: Gavin's Point Dam, SD / NE Location: Gavin's Point Dam, SD / NE
Date: December 1st, 2010 Date: December 1st, 2010
   
Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus Photo ID: Bald Eagle #21 Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus Photo ID: Bald Eagle #22
Location: Gavin's Point Dam, SD / NE Location: Gavin's Point Dam, SD / NE
Date: December 1st, 2010 Date: January 20th, 2013
   
Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus Photo ID: Bald Eagle #23 Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus Photo ID: Bald Eagle #24
Location: Gavin's Point Dam, SD / NE Location: Big Sioux Rec. Area, S.Dakota
Date: December 1st, 2010 Date: February 17th, 2013
   
Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus Photo ID: Bald Eagle #25 Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus Photo ID: Bald Eagle #26
Location: Potter's Marsh, Alaska Location: Near Presho, S. Dakota
Date: May 18th, 2014 Date: January 18th, 2015
   
Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus Photo ID: Bald Eagle #27    
Location: Near Kennebec, S. Dakota  
Date: December 27th, 2016  
   

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