Sign up FAST! Login

My friend got this shot of an eagle in flight at the beach in Ocean Park, OR


Stashed in: Images!, Oregon!, Eagles!, Beaches!, Birds

To save this post, select a stash from drop-down menu or type in a new one:

Do Eagles always fly so low?!

No!  Because they soar, like an eagle!

Wait, so do ANY eagles fly so low? Or is this a Photoshop?

Q. What is the bald eagle's diving speed?

A. Pretty fast when they do it, i'd bet 75+mph, although they seldom really "dive".. They catch prey by flying low and "snatching with their feet mostly, not like ospreys or peregrine falcons that actually dive at their prey.

http://www.learner.org/jnorth/www/critters/eagle/826572782.html

I don't think any eagles fly low. No reason to because great eyesight.

Q. How does an eagle see an animals on the ground while soaring high above?

A. They have extremely keen vision. Their eyes are specially designed for long distance focus and clarity. The eye is large with a large retinal surface area with a high concentration of cones (all of our eyes have rods and cones which allow us to see) which aid in visual acuity and color perception, among other features. It has been estimated that eagles can see 3-4 times farther than humans and that they can see another eagle soaring nearly 50 miles away.

Q. What is the bald eagle's diving speed?

A. Pretty fast when they do it, i'd bet 75+mph, although they seldom really "dive".. They catch prey by flying low and "snatching with their feet mostly, not like ospreys or peregrine falcons that actually dive at their prey.

You May Also Like: