Bald Eagles in the surf – Alaska 2020

Bald Eagles in the surf. These eagles were on the beach, just up from the water line,in Kachemak Bay. Although they are sea eagles, it was strange seeing them wade into the sea to pick up scraps of fish. Their haunting calls rang out across the bay.

Female birds weigh on average 5.3kg whilst males weigh in at 4.2kg, on average. Large female bald eagles can weigh 7kg and have a wing span of 2.44m. They are big birds. Bald Eagles subsist mainly on fish which they catch by swooping down and snatching from the water with their massive talons.