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Golden Eagle

Postby Ash » Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:59 pm

I was driving back from Illinois to Utah over the past day and a half, and I could have sworn I saw several golden eagles as I drove through Wyoming. Are they native in Wyoming? I really hope so, because I'm pretty sure I saw two during the trip. I got a good look at both of these--well, as good a look as one can get when driving.

They were really beautiful. If they weren't golden eagles, I'm not sure what else they could have been. They were really big birds with dark brown feathers over their whole body, and their beaks were yellow.

I've seen bald eagles a lot since they winter in Illinois, but I've never seen a golden before. What a cool thing to see!
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Re: Golden Eagle

Postby Neofelis » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:40 pm

Don't golden eagles have black beaks? :/

That's super neat though! Wish I could see some in the wild!
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Re: Golden Eagle

Postby TamanduaGirl » Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:24 am

They have yellow beaks with a black tip. They are in Wyoming.
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Re: Golden Eagle

Postby Ash » Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:29 am

Cool. That must have been what I saw then. I looked at some pictures of other raptors that they might have been, but they certainly looked like golden eagles. I don't know of any other raptors off the top of my head that are all dark brown without any lighter colors on its underside.

The first one I saw was perched up on a big, tall rock with lots of holes and caves. It could be that that's where it lived.
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Re: Golden Eagle

Postby TamanduaGirl » Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:42 am

Young bald eagles. They do not get the white till older.

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