Friday, October 26, 2012

Food Fight

Eagles Fighting for a Fish on the Ice
 Bald eagles are opportunistic feeders. This means that they will choose which ever meal is the easiest. To put it into human terms bald eagles would be fast food junkies. Often it is easier to steal food then it is to have to catch your own. Bald eagles will frequently steal fish from osprey that are hunting in the same area. Bald eagles will also steal food from other bald eagles, which can be a little bit more dangerous. I watched 4 eagles, one was not in this shot, fight over this fish for several minutes. Each eagle seemed to have its change to grab the fish and then another eagle would force them to drop it. Eventually one of the adults grabbed the fish and flew off with it over the frozen lake. That bird got the dinner but I was the one that got the show. Considering how much I like fish I think that I got the much better end of the deal.


Nefertiti said...

Magnifique !

'Tsuki said...

Nice pic. Thanks for the explanation on the specie... I found strange, now, knowing that, that it has been selected to be the symbol of USA... Strange, is perhaps not the exact word. But spooky, definitively.