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  • iv'e held an eagle - so yes :) :)
  • An eagle yes, but I don't know what an osprey is.
  • My grandparents live in rural Utah, they own a small "mountain" And there are many eagle nest there! So yes I have seen many eagles!
  • I've seen eagles in the zoo. Magnificent, beautiful birds.
  • yes, there was a bald headed eagle in the field beside my house... it was absolutely beautiful and thank goodness my cousin and mom saw it with me, or noone would have believed me
  • Yes. I've seen eagles. Very large birds.
  • We have MANY Ospreys in my area. I love driving and looking up at the nests they build and the babies peeking! About 10 miles from me there are a few eagles and their nests are AWESOME! They look like big and deep bee hives.
  • We have eagles around here. My cat wants to catch one. I doubt it'll happen though; I think the bird could take him.
  • My wife and I were lucky enough to actually see a "fish eagle" seize a fish out of the water , then land on a sign where we could see him perfectly , with a nice fish in his talons , he looked like he was just thinking bout where to enjoy his fish dinner in peace , he was a fish eagle , complete with that typical black band around his eye's .Totally awesome sight. thanks for sparking that memory to life...
  • i have seen and touched the largest species of eagles in the world.......the harpy eagle.
  • Yes! we have so many raptors here in the Philippines from the smallest; Philippine faconet to the World's Largest Eagle; The Philippine Eagle or Monkey-eating Eagle. Philippine Raptors http://www.pbase.com/liquidstone/fave_raptors http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqOjD2mmwFo
  • In Australia, we have the Wedge-tailed eagle. Aquila audax is a very large Australasian raptor and the most common of all the world's large eagles. It has long, fairly broad wings, fully feathered legs, and an unmistakable wedge-shaped tail. Because of both its tail and its size—it is one of the largest birds in the world—it can be identified at a glance as a "Wedgie" even by the non-expert. As with many raptors, the female is much larger than the male, averaging around 4.2 kg and sometimes over 5 kg. Males are typically around 3.2 kg. Length varies between 0.9 metres (3 ft 3 in) and 1.1 metres (3 ft 7 in), wingspan from 1.8 metres (5 ft 11 in) to 2.5 metres (8 ft 2 in). ======================= Now, have I seen one? YES. When I was at university years ago, a group of us decided to go off to the country for a weekend to star gaze. Out of Gloucester in NSW, there is a high plateau called the Barrington Tops National Park. We went for a drive up there, and stopped to look around. As we got back in the car, before the driver turned on the engine, we heard this strange sound, then we saw it...a wedge-tailed eagle. It flew straight over the car, no more than a few inches above the roof. Its wings were wider than the car. Magnificent. I will never forget it.
  • Sure have. Big wedge-tailed eagles around home. Majestic great whoppers they are...
  • Yes. Both, in fact. A Bald Eagle built a nest is a nearby tree. An osprey built a nest atop a telephone pole near my house. It was amazing! You could even see the chicks.
  • Fortunately Yes !! Amerian bald eagles have nested at Lake Fork in East Texas. I was lucky enough to have the opportunuty to see them at that time. They are truly gorgeous!
  • I have been lucky enough lately to see one perched in a tree several times. I was lucky enough to see a bald eagle and an osprey fishing in a river outside a building I used to work in. Talk about a cool sight!!!!!
  • I have seen both in the Chesapeake Bay area. Ospreys are almost everywhere. They make nests on the channel markers and buoys. Eagles are more rare, but can often be seen in the upper bay, near the Connowingo Dam and in the Elk, Bohemia, and Sassafras Rivers.
  • We used to live near a lake that had nesting eagles, both bald and goldens. It was really nice to take a boat cruise or paddle your own and birdwatch. Here in New York we have Golden eagles that fly ove the huse quite often. I don't know where there range is, though. Don't know if they are only passing thru or live somewhere close.
  • I used to live in Alaska where the eagles were in great abundace. They would, in the spring, come and land on the breaking ice behind my house (on the river) and would float downstream. They would also fly above the Yukon and search for salmon. Ive seen them swoop out of the sky and grab a fish out of the river. My dad and i would go on hunting or fishing trips and would see them everywhere. We would always try to take a picture of an eagle especally if we diddn't get a carribu or anything. Ospreys are also awsome birds, they are just as beautiful than the eagle, if not more so! And i belive that i have seen an osprey, though it may have been a hawk. I saw him dive and catch some sort of rodent off the side of a river while visiting frends in New York.
  • Heck Yes!!! I live in an area with not a lot of eagles, but enough. So I see them several times a year.
  • I wrote this immediately after viewing an eagle with my beloved husband on top of Mt. Shasta in California! 'ON TOP OF THE WORLD'© [M.Moon] At eight thousand four hundred feet they finally looked down. As they did, the now, thin-line shale snake road was only slightly visible, its s-curves slithering down round, between the fir trees. All the way up, this upright silver-tipped greenery lined the mountain almost like perfect toy soldiers; where the road ended the trees stopped, as if they knew they could never grow tall enough to salute its fifteen thousand foot summit. Yet another six thousand feet up, they viewed a vast snow cliff poised literally directly above them. This mountain's white fur collar jutted, hanging out beyond its couture vertical jacket. Even at this distance, they became aware of its actual size, they knew it was enormous. It was just then they saw it! Gliding like a miniature aeroplane, its black tipped, feathered wings and white tail were distinct! Breaths held, “EAGLE!” flashed through both their minds. In personal stunned awe, this traveled unspoken between them. Above the now handkerchief sized fields below it, the lone majestic bird dove, almost like a sailing wind craft, then swayed and dipped while gliding on air tides. 'Huge,' they each thought, it was just above them! Just then, as if by magic, unexpectedly and suddenly, the massive bird appeared absolutely motionless in the sky! Its gigantic wings seemed held by some invisible hand. Almost immovably noble, the eagle glided there, as if time itself had been suspended! They said nothing, being as quiet as the ageless volcanic rock where they laid looking up. This was the bird’s terrain. Words had no place here. It seemed their individual time had also ceased, just like the eagle's. They, the mountain, the eagle flew together within this timeless moment. In awe, they gaped. In silence, they revered. Held transfixed by this miracle, they knew intuitively these minutes passing were some sort of larger prayer, some larger language: soundless, profound, simply felt: a memory shared between them all without the requirement of words. Much later, finally their eyes met. Knowingly, on top of the world, they knew they had together witnessed a face of God! EAGLE!
  • Yes I have. Both are such beautiful birds.
  • Yes at a raptor show. It was amazing. They were injured birds that could no longer fly but they were majestic creatures. I was suprised to find that a Golden Eagle only weighs about 8 LBS. They're HUGE!!!
  • my father was a biologist for the Kansas Dept of Wildlife and Parks and when i was a child he nursed sevaral animals back to health in our basement. a bald eagle was one of those animals. they are beautiful but very aggressive when confined, just like any wild animal.
  • yes, eagles live around here..in Vancouver Canada
  • Yes, I've seen both species this summer in Connecticut. I know where there is an osprey nest, a rare occurance for this state.
  • Yes, often daily.
  • I've seen an eagle..one of the largest in the world. It's wingspan is more than 7 ft! What a magnificent bird!
  • I've seen eagles flying and nesting. And I had a sparrow hawk once.
  • We used to live near a lake that was a major nesting ground for bald eagles and there where golden eagles where we lived. We also had an Great horned owl and a Red-tailed hawk that we rescued and returned to the wild. Now here in New York, we have golden eagles fly oevrhead quite often in the summertime.
  • Yes, all the time :)
  • I have seen eagles and I think I saw ospreys also, if I am remembering correctly
  • Yes, I see them all the time in the area I live in! I also see Falcons and Hawks and Owls.
  • Yep, there's several nests where I live and Kayak (Sneads Ferry NC) How they manage to hover and loiter in the air when there appears to be no breeze is a mystery to me. I'm just glad they never decided I was a fish while I was kayaking. They would mess my world up.

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