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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:06 am    Post subject: Eagles Reply with quote

Now I understand that this might offend some of our US mates...but it's very true...well certainly the Wedge Tail Eagle anywayz...

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Eagles Reply with quote

I don't know who made that statement about the American eagle, I have seen them kill a speed goat ,seen them catch rabbits and eating on dead things, and yes they eat fish also...

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Eagles Reply with quote

Eh not really.

All eagles can be pretty vicious critters. We had friends who had a rather large sheep herd and the eagles (goldens and balds) used to carry off lambs and fawn deer pretty regularly.

Bald Eagles do eat alot of fish, primarly where they summer along the northern coasts, but there are tons of images out there of Bald Eagles attacking and killing lots of deer, coyotes, dogs and even one video of a pissed off bald eagle attacking a grizzly bear.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Eagles Reply with quote

Yeah, I thought this might be the case. I remember seeing the video of what I believe to be a bald eagle trying to take off with a mountain goat, albeit unsuccessfully.

The Wedge Tailed Eagle is a big bird and lambs etc are a regular part of its diet come lambing season. I know I’d certainly not like to tangle with a nasty one.

Just had a look at a few videos showing eagle attacks...I don’t think I’d like to be on the receiving end of any of them. Bald Eagle attacking a grizzly bear, eagles grabbing goats off mountain sides and cliffs, wedgies grabbing lambs and attacking people...nah, I’ll steer clear, although I love watching a wedgie riding the thermals whilst hunting.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Eagles Reply with quote

Me neither if they are bigger than a bald eagle

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:50 am    Post subject: Re: Eagles Reply with quote

Pelicans have been known to take small pet dogs
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:13 am    Post subject: Re: Eagles Reply with quote

And in california there are condors.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Eagles Reply with quote

Bushmaster wrote:
And in california there are condors.

Condor...an ugly but magnificent bird. I think they are the biggest vulture and also the widest wing span of any bird.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Eagles Reply with quote

Vince wrote:
Bushmaster wrote:
And in california there are condors.

Condor...an ugly but magnificent bird. I think they are the biggest vulture and also the widest wing span of any bird.

The wandering albatross beats them on wingspan by upwards of a foot.

Biggest bird yet known is the extinct pelagornis sandersi. They've only found one fossil example so far & its wingspan is estimated to have been between 20 & 24 feet!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Eagles Reply with quote

The condors are on welfare in the USSR of C where they kill perfectly good cattle to feed the condors that should have go extinct 50 (or more) years ago as their natural food supply ran out years ago. They should let them die off as they are of no use to the environment today. Instead the tax payers of the left coast have to sell out to feed them.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Eagles Reply with quote

look up Haast eagle........Gone now but still remembered.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:52 am    Post subject: Re: Eagles Reply with quote

Not going to debate which eagle is the most formidable, they are all magnificent birds. The Condor is also magnificent in it's own right, and while truly a buzzard, I wouldn't want to get in it's way. As for the Bald Eagle only catching small fish, that's BS, not having seen it myself I have seen video of them catching fish far bigger then them and flying off with it, fish I'd have been proud to have caught. And. I have personally seen one of our local Bald Eagles carry off a Tom Turkey that easily went 20 pounds.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Eagles Reply with quote

Balds are ok, I've jumped (quite by accident) a Golden Eagle off a perch when hunting Chukar once (small devil bird introduced from Afghanistan, loves to live in steep rocky country that gives mortal men heart-attacks).

It was about 10ft above me when it lifted off with a wingspan of +6ft. It looked amazing. I remember that day pretty clearly as I involuntarily stepped back nearly onto a rattlesnake.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Eagles Reply with quote

Elvis wrote:
look up Haast eagle........Gone now but still remembered.

WOW that thing was massive, and deadly.

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