[Tweeters] Osprey, Bald Eagle and Squirrel?

Dea birdmandea at aol.com
Sun Aug 3 15:32:29 PDT 2014


Greetings to all,

After an hour of canoeing in Chambers Bay waiting for a family of King Fishers to settle down for a portrait I had had enough. While paddling back to the pull out I saw an Osprey attack a tree branch branch snapping it off. It flew over head and I took a picture. Moments later the resident male Bald Eagle came flying down stream over the dam with an Osprey hot behind him with the female resident Bald a Eagle hot on the Osprey's tail. I pulled the camera up as the osprey stooped the eagle. I was wearing polarized sun glasses and thought I saw a fish in the eagles talons. They tangled it up for a few seconds until the big female bald eagle got close and the osprey aborted the attack. The female took a high perch while the male took the squirrel further downstream.
The bald eagle chicks have fledged and are in the area trees waiting for food to be delivered.
After I down loaded the pictures I discovered the Eagle had a Grey Squirrel.
A new one for me.

Four photos are posted on my Flicker

https://www.flickr.com/photos/25348030@N07/14635173929/in/photostream/

all of these birds are also in my last two blog post.

This one has the same birds fighting after the female eagle returns with a live rabbit.

http://birdmandea.blogspot.com/2013/12/a-hate-hate-relationship.html

http://birdmandea.blogspot.com/2013/10/my-enemies-enemy.html

Thanks to all.


Take care,
Dea
253-820-9722




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