Golden Eagles

The Golden Eagle is found in the mountains around the Lake, rather than in the bottom of the valley. It is more closely related to the Red–tailed Hawk than it is to the Bald Eagle. Golden Eagles usually nest on cliff faces rather than trees. They prey mostly on medium–sized mammals such as marmots and ground squirrels, but will also scavenge. The more abundant brownish sub&ndashadult Bald Eagle is often confused for a Golden Eagle.

golden eaglesTwo Golden Eagles scavenge the corpse of a coyote in the woods above Nelson. The eagle on the left, with its wings spread, is dragging the carcass. The golden head of the one on the right is clearly visible. This is probably a mated couple.

Information from Wikipedia: Golden Eagle.

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