Bald Eagle Battle
Monday, May 20 2013 @ 03:03 PM EDT
Contributed by: MaryF
Sporadic Bird Report Reporter
May 17, 2013 3:29 pm
Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report
A few days ago, I noticed two BALD EAGLES stroking swiftly with deadly determination towards me. The adult seemed to be pursuing the subadult, quickly closing the gap. I immediately froze, camera at the ready. Whenever two eagles (or ravens) get that close, something interesting usually happens. Sure enough, the fierce adult caught up with the younger bird just overhead, menacing golden talons extended. The younger bird quickly flipped over, presenting its sharp talons in defense. The giants briefly locked weapons, falling earthward, then disengaged, and as quickly sped off. One peeled off and away as the other veered and circled back to attend to whatever business was waiting.
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