Bald Eagle flapping wings over a river

In Bald Eagles, Pictures by K

This bald eagle flapping it’s wings speeds over a river near Haines, Alaska. Bald Eagles can fly at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour by flapping their wings.

The birds can reach speeds of 100 miles per hour by tucking their wings into their body and diving from great heights, one of their most famous behaviors. You don’t want to see a bald eagle screaming down at you from above— it’s almost certain death for most animals.

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