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Old 05-15-2020, 01:52 AM
 
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This happened a while ago (2015), but I still marvel at what a magnificent animal it is.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-31888024

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An eagle with a small camera on its back has flown from the top of the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai.

Video from the imperial eagle, Darshan, was live-streamed as it swooped 829.8 metres to its trainer on the ground.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=um8M9azpmb4
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Old 05-15-2020, 10:43 AM
 
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Beautiful! It looks as though Darshan is simply gliding and not expending much effort at all. Thanks so much for sharing this! This was more fun than watching something like this recorded from a drone.
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Old 05-15-2020, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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That was amazing! Now I want to be an eagle.
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Old 05-15-2020, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Candy Kingdom
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WOW! That's amazing and what a view. It felt like I was flying on his back, without the height anxiety.
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Old 05-15-2020, 11:00 PM
 
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Wow quite amazing indeed.... Look at her go
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Old 05-16-2020, 10:58 PM
 
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Gorgeous. I remember after 911, when they resumed baseball games again, they had an Eagle fly around the stadium after the National Anthem . I loved whenever the team showed up. I can't remember how many games they were at though; it could of been football though. I can't remember.
It would of been awesome if they used a camera too, but it was neat just seeing the Eagle fly around the stadium.
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Old 05-17-2020, 04:37 PM
 
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Gorgeous. I remember after 911, when they resumed baseball games again, they had an Eagle fly around the stadium after the National Anthem . I loved whenever the team showed up. I can't remember how many games they were at though; it could of been football though. I can't remember.
It would of been awesome if they used a camera too, but it was neat just seeing the Eagle fly around the stadium.
Was that the eagle named Challenger? He's flown over a lot of stadiums. It's very moving to watch.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXmLUZ5DIgo
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Old 05-17-2020, 08:56 PM
 
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Ahhhhhhh thank you Rachel
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Old 05-18-2020, 08:02 PM
 
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Wow, I didn't realise he was this famous! He's almost 30 years old and is retired or retiring .
He fell out of a nest during a storm and has been raised by humans as is Darshan and Rachel's bundle of joy.
My husband has been teasing me because I've been watching bird videos all day. There's a lot of neat ones,
Darshan flying from top of the world's Tallist building. I love that aqua body of water.
Amazing that they fly all over and land right to their trainer.
They bypass all of the other people and know exactly where to land.
I love falcons the best . We've seen them all over , near different Air Force bases , keeping birds from getting to close to aircraft,
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Old 05-19-2020, 10:46 PM
 
Location: NJ, but my heart & soul are in Hawaii
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Wow, that was amazing! Thanks!
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