Bald Eagle


This Bald Eagle was photographed at Lock & Dam 14, Le Claire, Iowa

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The Bald Eagle is the National Bird of the U.S. A dark body with a white head and tail, and a massive yellow bill can identify it. The diet is mostly fish, but also eats other birds and mammals. Does most of it’s hunting from a high perch or cruising low over water or land. The habitat is coasts, rivers, large lakes and also mountains. Its range is Alaska and Canada to the SE U.S. coasts.

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Photo taken at the Wisconsin State fair WE Engeries Birds of Prey Show

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I have seen about 3 Bald Eagles in the natural environment, but have never been able to photograph one. My chances are slim. The Bald Eagle habitats around coasts, rivers, and lakes. I have seen them in trees near lakes while driving.