Birds - William H Wiley

Nature and Wildlife Images in the Wild

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William H. Wiley

402-875-1809

bill@wmwiley.com


1221 Rockhurst Dr.

Lincoln, NE 68510

Soaring Bald Eagle on Missouri River

With eyesight about eight times better than a human’s, bald eagles have the ability to soar high and spot rodents and other prey far below. The tips of the wings are widely separated to reduce turbulence as air passes over and when the eagle is soaring, the tail feathers are spread to attain the largest surface area and increase the effect of thermals and updrafts. The tail also helps brake the eagle when landing and assists in stabilization during a controlled dive or swoop toward prey.