Quote: Just in case you weren't sure just how big these birds are...
They are slowly making a comeback in my area, which is Greater Cincinnati (Ohio,Kentucky,Inaiana). The only ones I have seen, where in the local Zoo. They have been along the Ohio River, on the Kentucky side for several years, but are branching out in all three states.
Quote: Just in case you weren't sure just how big these birds are
They are an awesome bird. Thanks for sharing.
Have you ever seen one live? I saw one in the dead of winter while walking my dog (in a small wooded park). It was about 25 years ago & quite a shock as we live in the Toronto suburbs (not so rural). It took down a black squirrel & was making a meal out of it when we saw it about 100 feet away. It's partner was beside it watching and you could tell they were huge (at least 2.5 feet tall) despite our distance. My dog & I just froze (& I was happy my dog was so well behaved) and watched in awe. I also saw several flying (& nesting) near Vancouver, BC.