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Maakotka

Golden Eagle( Aquila chrysaetos ). 6.7.2010, Rovaniemi, Finland.

 

When I had ringed the nestling of the Golden Eagle and just about to throw my bag to my shoulders and to leave down my friend shouted to me that eagle was coming to the nest. Just some meters before landing it noticed me and turned away and up. As I noticed the eagle it was hanging in the air about 7 meters above my head. To it`s eye I may have been behind the nest and the tree in the dead corner so that it`s sharp eye hadn`t noticed me.

From there it glided up and up and as we came to our car it was still circling there high on the sky. We never ever did see it flapping it`s wings. They are masters of the air and master users of airflows...

 

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Taken on July 6, 2010