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Bald eagle
Posted by: dono ()
Date: February 17, 2009 06:09PM

Saw a bald eagle at lake Accotink this evening. Very nice.

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Re: Bald eagle
Posted by: slinkeyts ()
Date: February 17, 2009 06:12PM

that is werid



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Re: Bald eagle
Posted by: Thomas More ()
Date: February 17, 2009 07:01PM

slinkeyts Wrote:
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> that is werid

Not at all they're making a comeback all up and down the Potomac. I'm actually surprised there haven't been sitings on Lake Barcroft or other open water bodies.

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Re: Bald eagle
Posted by: Vince(1) ()
Date: February 17, 2009 07:34PM

When is their nesting period?

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Re: Bald eagle
Posted by: TheMeeper ()
Date: February 17, 2009 07:35PM

They're around in here in growing numbers. I saw 2 at Mason Neck last spring. Pretty awesome animal.

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Re: Bald eagle
Posted by: tubby ()
Date: February 17, 2009 07:49PM

Maybe one of those motherfuckers will swoop down into the back yard and grab my wife's chihuahua....yappy little bastard!

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Re: Bald eagle
Posted by: Bonfire ()
Date: February 17, 2009 08:05PM

There are several nests and sanctuaries for them on Quantico Base

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Re: Bald eagle
Posted by: dono ()
Date: February 17, 2009 09:23PM

tubby Wrote:
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> Maybe one of those motherfuckers will swoop down
> into the back yard and grab my wife's
> chihuahua....yappy little bastard!


LOL for real! classic.

ps the Fairfax site mentions that there are over a hundred that populate the area in the winter - I never knew.

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Re: Bald eagle
Posted by: soupy2313 ()
Date: February 17, 2009 09:50PM

there was a pair flying around Reston in the late fall of last year. very majestic. dont really know if they like mexican food, I guess chihuahua does taste like chicken. but that would be so un-American...

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Re: Bald eagle
Posted by: isawonetwo ()
Date: February 17, 2009 10:04PM

I saw one about two months ago near where that house fire was at Rt 29 and Stringfellow. It was a good thing traffic was light as I experienced shock and awe first hand.

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Re: Bald eagle
Posted by: 496 ()
Date: February 17, 2009 10:35PM

I see them everytime I kayak on the upper Potomac upriver from Riverbend.

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Re: Bald eagle
Posted by: RESton Peace ()
Date: February 18, 2009 01:08AM

It is awesome they are making a comeback, bald eagle meat is delicious.

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Re: Bald eagle
Posted by: Alias ()
Date: February 18, 2009 03:13AM

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/26/2012 02:56AM by Alias.

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Re: Bald eagle
Posted by: jhey ()
Date: February 18, 2009 09:43AM

I saw a bald eagle about a year ago. It was at the National Zoo.

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Re: Bald eagle
Posted by: VK ()
Date: February 18, 2009 02:15PM

I had seen a young eagle about 8 years ago at lake Accotink. It was really cool.

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Re: Bald eagle
Posted by: Mofo ()
Date: February 18, 2009 03:22PM

There was one with a nest on top of a crane on the Occoquan river last year.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/18/2009 03:23PM by Mofo.

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Re: Bald eagle
Posted by: jkkhkhk ()
Date: February 18, 2009 03:34PM

i saw a crow today

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Re: Bald eagle
Posted by: Foxy ()
Date: February 18, 2009 03:43PM

jhey Wrote:
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> I saw a bald eagle about a year ago. It was at the
> National Zoo.


Ok that one was eaten by a fox.

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Re: Bald eagle
Posted by: tomahawk ()
Date: February 21, 2009 01:08PM

Bald eagles are easy to spot if you drive along the GW Parkway between Mt. Vernon and Old Town. There is a nest somewhere near Ft. Hunt, and sometimes you see photographers hanging out near there, where the eagles fly out towards the water to look for fish. The other day just south of Old Town near the stone bridge there were a bunch of people pulled off the road trying to take snaps of a bald eagle sitting in the top of a tree very close to the road.

There are bald eagle nesting zones in Ft. Belvior's McCarthy Farm area along the nature trail, some down at Mason Neck, and even some in DC itself. They're quite common these days; when I was growing up it was a big deal to spot one, but not so much anymore.

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Re: Bald eagle
Posted by: Maple St Res ()
Date: February 21, 2009 02:55PM

saw one flying around with other hawks about a year ago when i was walking in great falls. flew much higher than the hawks, but still really cool.

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Re: Bald eagle
Posted by: cool but not common ()
Date: February 21, 2009 03:05PM

I've seen one bald eagle around here in 15+ years of living here. I wouldn't call them 'quite common' i hope they get that way though.

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Re: Bald eagle
Posted by: Lawman ()
Date: February 21, 2009 04:39PM

Vince(1) Wrote:
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> When is their nesting period?


Wow, that's a surprising comment from you Vince. I was expecting you to say something like "now that we have democrats in charge, nature can grow and come back because all of those stupid 'republikans' can't drive big suvs and kill trees".

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Re: Bald eagle
Posted by: tubby ()
Date: February 21, 2009 04:43PM

The Park Service has a bald eagle for a pet. I think it's a bird that they rescued but can't be released. They bring it to various events.

They are awesome birds, especially when viewed from a few feet away (HUGE)!

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Re: Bald eagle
Posted by: boredom ()
Date: February 21, 2009 05:50PM

tomahawk Wrote:
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> They're quite common these days; when I
> was growing up it was a big deal to spot one, but
> not so much anymore.

They may be common in a couple areas in one section of Northern VA, but that doesn't make them "quite common".

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Re: Bald eagle
Posted by: HIJACKER ()
Date: February 21, 2009 08:22PM

Lawman Wrote:
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> Vince(1) Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > When is their nesting period?
>
>
> Wow, that's a surprising comment from you Vince. I
> was expecting you to say something like "now that
> we have democrats in charge, nature can grow and
> come back because all of those stupid
> 'republikans' can't drive big suvs and kill
> trees".


Funny. I'm a democrat and I drive a Nissan Armada - can't get much bigger than that for a SUV. Of course, on nice days, I'm in my 08 BMW 335.

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Re: Bald eagle
Posted by: dono ()
Date: February 21, 2009 10:02PM

Im a liberal progressive and drive a fucking Lincoln Town Car Bitch...

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Re: Bald eagle
Posted by: Lawman ()
Date: February 21, 2009 10:02PM

HIJACKER Wrote:
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> Lawman Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Vince(1) Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > When is their nesting period?
> >
> >
> > Wow, that's a surprising comment from you Vince.
> I
> > was expecting you to say something like "now
> that
> > we have democrats in charge, nature can grow
> and
> > come back because all of those stupid
> > 'republikans' can't drive big suvs and kill
> > trees".
>
>
> Funny. I'm a democrat and I drive a Nissan Armada
> - can't get much bigger than that for a SUV. Of
> course, on nice days, I'm in my 08 BMW 335.

You obviously never read Vince's usual posts then, since you completely missed why I said what I did...

Not to mention, it was also sarcasm.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/21/2009 10:04PM by Lawman.

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Re: Bald eagle
Posted by: 2horny ()
Date: February 24, 2009 09:09PM

oh crap! i thought this was another thread about womens grooming techniques...

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Re: Bald eagle
Posted by: dono ()
Date: February 27, 2009 01:48PM

I just had a redtailed hawk land in my front yard and hang out for 5 min. cool

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Re: Bald eagle
Posted by: Misty Rivers ()
Date: February 27, 2009 04:32PM

dono Wrote:
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> I just had a redtailed hawk land in my front yard
> and hang out for 5 min. cool


What a fag....that was a seagull with ketchup on his tail.

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Re: Bald eagle
Posted by: bayguy ()
Date: February 27, 2009 04:41PM

We have a beach house on the potomac down in the Northern Neck and see Baldys all the time. While they're an awesome sight, they're a bit of a bully. We always see them attacking other birds for their fish. Pretty smart I suppose but not something you hear about when they're described in books (though I think Ben Franklin didn't want them for this very reason as the national bird).

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