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Photos of the Day: A Bald Eagle on Mason Neck

It was in the Gunston Manor neighborhood

This morning, Patch was out with bird enthusiast Rob Hartwell looking for bald eagles in Mason Neck. We found one at around 8:45 a.m. in the Gunston Manor neighborhood. Some of the eagle nests in the area have been around for up to 15 years and weigh 2,000 pounds. 

Enjoy the photos!

Andrew Wright December 28, 2011 at 06:06 PM
Awesome!
James Cullum December 29, 2011 at 11:54 PM
It was pretty cool. Thanks for the comment, Andrew!
C. Marchionna December 30, 2011 at 12:04 AM
What a magnificent bird! We have an eagle that visits the lake behind us three or four times a week. Great photos.
Phil Marchionna December 30, 2011 at 12:13 AM
We life in Florida with a smale pond in our back yard. An eagle comes to bathe, drink and collect dried grass for its nest nearly every afternoon. Perhaps you could visit and get some great photos. Phil and Cecelia
Kay Coyte December 30, 2011 at 06:47 AM
I've been blessed to see a few bald eagles on Mason Neck. First saw one in the back pasture of Jarvis Stables, off Harley Road (I believe it backs up to the park). Then saw one high in a tree overlooking Pohick Bay, from the Red Shore Trail. He/she seemed a little interested in my horse; we had a nice "chat" till the bird got a little suspicious of me and flew away. Most recently, one flew into a Jarvis pasture close to the main barn, perching on a dead tree branch above a pond. Just kind of hung out for awhile, before flying off. Majestic!

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