Still on the Canada trip today so here's a Bald Eagle who very kindly flew about 30 feet above my head. I was really surprised at just how common they are on Vancouver Island, we some them every day and usually close up. They are only slightly smaller than a Golden Eagle and are a sea eagle, they snatch fish from the shallows or attack other birds who have already caught fish. The females are larger than the males with a wingspan of between 79 to 90 inches (males are around 72 to 85 inches) and weigh between 10 to 14 pounds. In the wild they have a lifespan of 15 to 20 years but in captivity can exceed 45 years.
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