27
Jan
09

Perched Eagles

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Having read the flyer posted by Ferry Bluff Eagle Council I had parked my car Friday morning in the VFW Park, hoping to get some Eagle shots.  I spotted this pair perched in a tree about a half mile from where I had parked.  So I decided to take some pictures.

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When they suddenly flew off their perch I thought I was going to get a chance to shoot a pair of Eagles flying together as they passed my car.  What happened next was totally unexpected.

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I had thought the Eagles were playing and that they were flying upriver toward me, but from this picture you can see they aren’t looking upriver to where they’re going to fly.  They’re looking down at the river.

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They then both swoop down onto the river and in this picture the object of their desires can easily be seen.  I’m not sure what kind of duck it is, but there were a lot of Common Mergansers in the area.

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I don’t know if the force of the attacking Eagle knocked the duck into the water or if in one last desperate attempt to survive the duck dove into the water  — the result is the same, Splash one duck.

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They circled around the area where the duck entered the water.

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They even seemed prepared to scoop something out of the water.

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The duck didn’t reemerge and after circling for a few minutes.

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They both flew off…downstream.

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