A walk through a Vancouver Island rainforest yielded this beautiful Bald Eagle in full launch from a 90’ high tree. What a joy she was to watch as she swooped right over my head!
Female Bald Eagles are larger than the males and are absolutely huge here in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, where I live. Bald Eagles gain their pure white feathers on maturity at around age 5 years and can live up to 35 years of age. It is a little known fact that of all juvenile Bald Eagles that make their first flight from the nest, around 40% do not survive their first attempt. A tragic statistic and one that really surprised me. There is little room for error when going for one’s flight wings in the Eagle world.
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