Thursday, June 21, 2012

Eagles Chasing Eagles

I don't want to give the impression that eagles only chase osprey that have caught fish in an attempt to steal it from them.  They also chase their own kind, just like seagulls will chases each other trying to steal their fish.  Come to think of it, so will many other species.  Anyway, an eagle caught a fish and two others (having eagle eyes) saw it from waaay across the river. As the former eagle flew up the river, the other two were on a trajectory to intercept it before it could reach it's destination.  So, then the chase was on.  The bird with the fish isn't always in lead.  In this photo, I think it is the middle eagle that actually has the fish.

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