Sunday, April 30, 2006

Weißkopfseeadler

One of the birds at the eagle enclosure up at the Niederwald in Rüdesheim. This one is a bald eagle (Weißkopfseeadler in German). He was a bit unsteady - probably because of Spring in the air and he wanted to fly and check out the area - so it was a bit hard to catch him. I think they also change feathers in Spring, is that right?

Theme of the City Daily Photo Bloggers today is to post a symbolic picture from our city that can be linked to another city/country. Since the bald eagle is a very symbolic figure for the United States of America, I'm linking it to Jenny from Sharon, CT, USA who had the idea of this theme.

18 Comments:

At 11:01 AM, Blogger Lorraine said...

Imposing and magnificent! good shot Nicola...

 
At 12:46 PM, Blogger Maya said...

There he is :-) Nice catch then, Nicola...it seems like he's thinking about something ;-P How many are there in the enclosure? Do they fly freely or they're in captivity? I guess that's enclosure means...yes? no?

 
At 2:26 PM, Blogger Nicola said...

Thanks lorraine!

maya - they told us that the number of eagles are constantly changing since they are also a "eagle hospital" meaning when someone finds an injured bird they take care of it and release it again. Others are kept here in the enclosure and some of them get trained.

 
At 3:18 PM, Blogger Jenny said...

Great photo, nicola, and thanks for the "shout out" as we say! I've seen them live quite a few times, and it's always a thrill!

 
At 3:29 PM, Blogger Sally said...

Fabulous photo, Nicola!

 
At 6:34 PM, Blogger Vancouver Daily Photo said...

Creative idea and wonderful photo.

 
At 6:56 PM, Blogger Wolf said...

Awesome photo, it would be nice to have one in your backyard like this guy:
http://www.infotecbusinesssystems.com/wildlife/

 
At 9:19 PM, Blogger Marc said...

Beautiful creature.

The eyes are what amaze me. Their intensity. Their ability to see such great distances.

 
At 12:26 AM, Blogger Alex S said...

Maybe was difficult to catch him well but you did a smacking good job doing it! =)

 
At 2:08 AM, Blogger Jill said...

I love this bird!!!!!!!!! I can never get enough see it... powerful and mighty.

 
At 3:22 AM, Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

well capture...look like eagle posed for u:-)

 
At 4:26 AM, Blogger micki said...

I love the proud look on the faces of these guys. Great shot!!

 
At 8:52 AM, Blogger Pierre said...

Beautiful "portrait", excellent shot!

 
At 9:05 AM, Blogger Nicola said...

Thank you all for your great comments!! I always enjoy reading them!

jenny - you're welcome. :)

wolf - thanks for the link! Cool to watch it via a webcam.

 
At 1:43 PM, Blogger Kala said...

That word that starts with "W" is such a long word for eagle - hmmm I wonder if it means something more than simply "Eagle" I used to enjoy drawing eagles when I was little.

 
At 4:41 PM, Blogger Nicola said...

Yep, this is one of the popular German long words. It literally means "white head sea eagle".

 
At 12:14 AM, Blogger Lore said...

Great shot!!! i don't know, but i want to touch his head!! in spite that for sure i would get a bite!! Great eagle portrait!!

 
At 9:15 AM, Blogger Gerald England said...

12 months on and Hyde DP is revisiting those that took part in the "other city" theme, with links to the other participants.

 

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