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Location: Assiniboine Park eagle enclosure in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi w 70 300mm Lens: F/8.0 Exposure: 1/400 sec. Focal length: 125.0 mm Flash: flash did not fire,shutter speed (Tv): 8.6
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The Bald Eagle is mainly solitary outside of his breeding season, which lasts from November to April depending on the location. There is one brood per year and the female lays 2 eggs which range in color from white to blue. The incubation period is 35 days and the chicks are fully fledged after 10-11 weeks. Sadly usually only one chick normally survives. The Bald eagle reaches maturity in 5 years, and can live up to 40 years.
The Bald Eagle was once a common sight throughout the USA and most of Canada, but now it is in grave danger. Pollutants and insecticides ingested by its prey have worked their way up the food chain and is threatening its survival. Its diet is mainly fish, also small mammals and carrion.