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In pics: A convocation of bald eagles makes a Brandon stopover

Posted by Adam in Local News, 10/30, 10:03 PM

A convocation of Canada’s largest bird of prey has been making the Wheat City area home this week, drawing its share of interest from local folks during what’s assumed to be a temporary stopover as part of seasonal migration to warmer pastures. 

Acting on a tip in the discussion forums, I took my best crack at capturing a handful of pics of some of the reportedly eight or more birds that have been frequenting the river area in recent days.

Below are some of the best of those pictures, including one where I managed to squeeze as many as five into one frame. As many might know, bald eagles don’t acquire their traditional plumage and trademark pure white head until at least 5 1/2 years of age meaning that the group in the pics has quite the variance in age. 

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Five perched in the same handful of trees

One shifting to another nearby tree

In flight

An adult eagle complete with full white plumage

Flying with BU's McMaster Hall in backdrop

Trees were covered in hoarfrost on a foggy morning

In flight


Immature bird, yet to acquire traditional white plumage

Immature bald eagle in flight

Perched on a tree stump




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