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Amicus, head detail

This is Amicus.
He appears to be an elderly eagle.
But I have no way to tell his age other than he is more than 5 years old. 16 more words

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colorful raptors

I always check out each bird in a vulture kettle.
The raptors of all sorts often soar in the thermals together.
This morning a red-tailed hawk joined the black vultures. 18 more words

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Ace's graceful landing: still and video

2:57 minute slide show at https://youtu.be/YGkBBytfyJE
Ace the Osprey has a favorite perch for eating his fish that he has caught at Jordan Lake.
One of the security lights makes a perfect table. 35 more words

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concentration

This osprey fledgling had been chasing his father Ace when he decided to make a landing on the flat surface of the dam’s tailrace. The flat surface makes a landing tricky and takes a lot of concentration…

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you just never know...

You just never know when an eagle will appear – or where it will land.
In this case the landing pad is one of the warning signs at the Jordan Lake dam. 83 more words

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part 2, Ace missed the Fish

Ace’s body was halfway into the water when he realized the danger.
He began pulling up hard, fighting for altitude.
His body swung to his left and he got the left wing tip caught in the water. 61 more words

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Whew! Ace missed!

I could see the fish as Ace flared his talons for the snatch.
I heard the fisherman further up the bank yell.
Ace looked puzzled as he neared the fish and suddenly aborted his strike. 44 more words

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