Despite their fierceness, golden eagles are quite sedentary. They can sit perched for more than 75 percent of the day. In extremely cold weather they may perch together for warmth. Until recent research, the population that winters in eastern Iowa was once thought to be eagles that ventured from the American West. But the Iowa eagles instead travel thousands of miles from far northern Canada. | Iowa Outdoors Magazine
A golden eagle can detect movement from 10,000 feet in the air, and odds are it can also swoop in and kill it... It just flat out walks up to an animal protecting its cubs or stash and grabs them from under it... the golden eagles flat out ignore the rules of one of the most important games on the planet: don't mess with the bear. They can send full-grown grizzlies off in full sprint, presumably into the woods so that they could shit themselves in peace. They even kill honey badger!
Soaring through the skies, the Golden eagle is a breathtaking bird of prey! With its 2.3m wingspan, this incredible creature scours the ground below, looking for rabbits, mountain hares, grouse and ptarmigans.