Bald Eagles

Discussion in 'LOCAL KANSAS TALK' started by arkrivercatman, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    Well, I went today with a full charge on the camcorder and had some luck.
    It was alot windier today and man it was cold. It is startin to warm up now though.
    I ended up seeing 7 eagles total. One was a young one and didnt have his white head yet. I got pretty close to him.
    I gotta couple good shots of them landing and taking off and I also got a pair of them in a tree. There were 3 before I got the camera out. You can see the third one flying off as I started filming.
    Sorry if you get dizzy. Its hard to keep still when you are zoomed in.:smile2:
    I think I need to get a tripod.:wink:
    Enjoy!:cool2::smile2:

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  2. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    Here is a video of an aquarium in Wichita. You can see a flathead and a bluecat.
    There is also an albino in the beginning.

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  3. Backlashed

    Backlashed New Member

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    Great videos Kyle. Its stuff like that, that makes having a camcorder worthwhile.
     
  4. leadsinker

    leadsinker Member

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    Great videos. I need to get out and check and see what I can find. Thanks for the videos.
     
  5. Catfish Fever

    Catfish Fever New Member

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    Thanks Kyle, enjoyed your videos. I can't wait till SOMEONE teaches me how to do that.:eek:oooh::roll_eyes::smile2:
     
  6. Kansas Tree Rat

    Kansas Tree Rat New Member

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    Thanks Kyle. Some good footage
     
  7. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    When you and Lydia come back down I will show you how Jim.
    We will get you set up on You Tube too.:wink:
     
  8. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    Those are both excellent videos. Thanks for sharing
     
  9. Dead Red Rick

    Dead Red Rick New Member

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    Great video Kyle thanks for sharing
     
  10. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    Beautiful birds, a trypod would be nice LOL
     
  11. fishnvince

    fishnvince New Member

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    Thanks Kyle , I enjoyed it:smile2:
     
  12. 1sporticus

    1sporticus Active Member

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    Yup good video. We have just had this weekend, the 25th annual Bald Eagle days. Keokuk, Ia. Lock and Dam 19 on the Mississippi river. We have the only open water for miles, due to the Powerhouse. The wife took Grandson down to the mall where they have a live demonstration of all kinds of Eagles. Also Owls, Hawks ect. The kids get a kick out of it, and learn a few things. Anyway we went out riding around the river yesterday, and saw way over a 100 Eagles sitting in a tree, fishing, and flying all over the place. A glorious site to behold. We have a least 6 Eagles who stay here year round. They are a wonderous site to behold. Later Andy
     
  13. Catfish Fever

    Catfish Fever New Member

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    Andy, they sure are a beautiful and fascinating bird. We had our annual eagles day here at Milford Lake in Kansas this weekend also. I can drive down to the cove, 5 min from my home and see a lot of them.
     
  14. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    Yeah, we were hoping to go to the Eagle Days but couldnt make it.
    They are coming back stronger every year, but there still arent a whole lot.
    I am sure there are more at some of the lakes,especially Kaw, but I am a river rat so thats were I go to find them.:smile2:
    Lat year I only seen 7 total. This year I seen 7 in one day.:crazy::smile2:
    You would be suprised how many people have never seen one in the wild.
    They have no idea that you can see alot of them right in the city limits.
    They arent hard to spot once you get to a stretch that has food for them. Just look for a big black bird in a bare tree.:wink::smile2:
     
  15. Dead Red Rick

    Dead Red Rick New Member

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    My wife and I were walking around lake Shawnee in Topeka and saw a mature eagle yesterday sitting in a tree the only thing I had was a cell phone camera got a photo but not very good. There are majestic birds up close.
     
  16. KansasKatter

    KansasKatter New Member

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    Same with Golden Eagles, they are everywhere, especially just a little east of here near Latham and Baemont. We used to see 40-50 Goldens a day when I was younger while we were feeding cattle, or hunting coyotes, while we would see about a dozen or so Balds a day, during the right time of year.
     
  17. n2fishn

    n2fishn New Member

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    I just saw the 1st two bald eagles of the yr here in Topeka on the river by my work yesterday.There was a pair and they swooped down over the geese sitting on the river and all the geese got up and flew about 200 yds and then landed again.I guess the ealges were looking for dinner.:eek:oooh:

    I'll try to get some pictures of them tomorrow if they are still around.

    I dont think I have ever seen a golden before in the wild if you can get some pictures that would be cool.
     
  18. Katatonik

    Katatonik New Member

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    It's just nice to know that the eagles are back. In the seventies, I remember
    being frightened that so many species were going down because of our
    chemical tinkering with the environment. Yeah, I was one of those protesters
    that messed with Dow Chemical about chlorinated hydrocarbons like DDT
    and worried about how thick raptors eggshells were. But I was happy to
    see goldfinches come back along with various other songbirds. Now there
    are hawks about every mile or so sitting on telephone poles, the evenings
    are filled with owls calling back and forth and eagles are not just pictures
    in photo books or off in Wyoming somewheres. Makes me smile knowing
    that the earth can heal if we give it a chance to.