Bald Eagle

Scientific: Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Norwegian: Hvithodet havørn

The Bald Eagle has been the national emblem for the United States since 1782. They are large birds (30-40 inches) with an even larger wing span up to 6.5 feet. You can find them near open water, especially in the spring when the ice thaws. They are partially migratory and a common winter resident near rivers. They nest in tall trees and their nests are up to 6 feet in diameter and 4 feet tall. Many times a nest is used again the following year. They eat fish, small mammals, and carrion. The juvenile Bald Eagle does not have a white head and tail, but brown with mottled white patches. They become adults in about five years. 

Bald Eagle Sound