What was that noise?- Calls

Just because you have not spotted a bald eagle doesn't mean they aren't in the area.  Keep your ears open to see if you hear them calling. 

First you need to know what they sound like.  The call that is often depicted in the movies as a bald eagle is actually that of a Red Tailed hawk.  Eagles actually have a small high pitched chirping call.  Not something you would expect to come from such an impressive bird.     

Audio is part of the National Park Service Sound Library by Jennifer Jerrett    

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On a rainy day, a bald eagle calls out from a tree near the Peale Island backcountry patrol cabin.

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Along the shore of Yellowstone Lake, a juvenile bald eagle becomes increasingly vocal as a parent approaches and then drops a meal into their nest.

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