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Re: Golden Eagles [Re: lee steinmeyer] #6488798
03/12/19 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by lee steinmeyer
Wish I had never seen one! They are a pain in the hind end trapping in the west. Can't count the number of fox coyote and cats I've had eaten out of snares! Had one again this year again, dang pukin buzzard is all they are....with lots of special rights!

Lot of people mis identify immature balds with goldens, but a mature in either species are easy! The ranchers in Wy called them blackbirds!


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Re: Golden Eagles [Re: harleydparts] #6488814
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Until a few years ago Golden Eagles were quite rare in the east. Apparently the DDT is working it's way out of the ecosystem, because they are getting to be nearly commonplace. They now have days at some of the "Hawk Watch" spots in Michigan where migrating Golden Eagles have numbered more than 80 (eighty!) per day. You'd not seen that many in a year in the early 70's!


Re: Golden Eagles [Re: harleydparts] #6488853
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Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is about thirty miles northwest of me. It lies under a major raptor migration route. Fall migration numbers of golden eagles have been increasing over the years. Last fall 145 golden eagles were sighted. I'm thinking that the one I saw was a migrant just passing through that stopped for some food.

For comparison, 541 bald eagles were sighted. The most common was the broad -winged hawk at 7,961 followed by the sharp-shinned at 5,072. The rough-legged hawk was the least spotted at 2 followed by the northern goshawk at 18.


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Re: Golden Eagles [Re: harleydparts] #6488904
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Only see one once here in Ohio. Luckily it's the only time I've seen it

Re: Golden Eagles [Re: DGorman] #6489452
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DGorman's photo is of an adult and immature bald. Balds have that goofy bill head shape. Goldens are feathered all the way down to the ankle.

Re: Golden Eagles [Re: harleydparts] #6489477
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We have a pile of them here in Alberta and I wish I could send a bunch of goldens to whoever likes them ..lol. This year they cost me 4 coyotes on my snareline and at 140$ each that hurts .
In my experience they are bigger than the balds , spectacular looking critters but I still hate em ..lol. I have some great trail cam pics of them on a carcass but am having trouble posting them on this forum . Coyotes and eagles were both present at the same time and it usually took at least 2 dogs to chase off an eagle , a single coyote was no match for an eagle

Re: Golden Eagles [Re: harleydparts] #6489489
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Re: Golden Eagles [Re: harleydparts] #6489513
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we have an osprey here also and if you don't see hime comin and he hits the water close to ya,ya make undie mud and about flip the kayak.he has gotten me twice over the years.


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Re: Golden Eagles [Re: harleydparts] #6490872
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A Golden is bigger than a bald... Nuff said!


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Re: Golden Eagles [Re: Saskfly] #6491352
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Originally Posted by Saskfly
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About the same size but the bald eagle could fly in and the golden had to land on a trail and walk in.


Saskfly, my screen is perty dark but your top pictures looks like a two year old Bald Eagle.

Re: Golden Eagles [Re: pcr2] #6491365
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Originally Posted by pcr2
we have an osprey here also and if you don't see hime comin and he hits the water close to ya,ya make undie mud and about flip the kayak.he has gotten me twice over the years.


We have them here on Lake Hopatcong also. Iíve been out fishing for my dinner many mornings around dawn and watched them fishing for their breakfast. They really do smack the water hard when they stoop for a fish. The resulting crack reminds me of a painful belly-flop.

They miss about half the time from what Iíve seen. When they do connect itís usually a struggle to get airborne with wet feathers and a decent size fish clutch in their talons. Itís a hard way to earn a meal.


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Re: Golden Eagles [Re: varmintshooter] #6491367
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Originally Posted by varmintshooter


Saskfly, my screen is perty dark but your top pictures looks like a two year old Bald Eagle.


I also think it looks more like an immature bald eagle than a golden eagle.


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Re: Golden Eagles [Re: harleydparts] #6491456
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No, thats a golden! See the gold feathers around the neck and the fletching on the legs. Little hard to see, but the feathers are clear down the legs. The feathers on an immarure bald are black on the neck, with kind of a ruffled underfeather showing. Still don't like them though! Really don't care for either one!


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Re: Golden Eagles [Re: lee steinmeyer] #6491462
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Originally Posted by lee steinmeyer
No, thats a golden! See the gold feathers around the neck and the fletching on the legs. Little hard to see, but the feathers are clear down the legs. The feathers on an immarure bald are black on the neck, with kind of a ruffled underfeather showing. Still don't like them though! Really don't care for either one!

Yep >> that is right.

I really hated to make another comment on this subject but I will. I beleive more times then not (including me) mistaken two eagles together on a carcass and they both will be bald. One will be an immature bald that looks like a golden. The white headed one is very large compared to the younger one which resembles a golden. I referred to in an earlier post for size comparison need to be same age, same sex and same bird. The example above is a epic example of misidentifying.

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Re: Golden Eagles [Re: harleydparts] #6491524
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Agree. Two species. Golden in top pic and adult Bald Eagle on the bottom.

Re: Golden Eagles [Re: harleydparts] #6491621
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A Golden Eagle has feather down to its ankle and Bald Eagle does not.


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Re: Golden Eagles [Re: harleydparts] #6491672
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