[Tweeters] Do eagles eat carp?

Al Wagar jalanwagar at gmail.com
Tue Apr 20 15:22:12 PDT 2021

Thanks, Denis. Seems reasonable they’d use such an easy source of protein, a bit like cleaning up the spawned-out salmon in Alaska. The spawners I watched seem way to big to carry in flight. But, locally, not much risk to the eagles to dine in place.


> On Apr 20, 2021, at 3:10 PM, Denis DeSilvis <avnacrs4birds at outlook.com> wrote:


> On one of my first ventures out on my own to eastern WA in 1981, I found a Bald Eagle eating a carp in the Frenchman’s Hills Wasteway area south of George. (I had spotted a Long-eared Owl with young nesting in an old magpie nest, and the eagle was munching on the carp in a nearby stream.)


> Denis


> Avian Acres 🦉

> Roy, WA

> From: Tweeters <tweeters-bounces at mailman11.u.washington.edu> on behalf of Al Wagar <jalanwagar at gmail.com>

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> Carp are spawning in the shallows around Lake Washington & would be easy pickings for eagles. Has anyone observed eagles using carp?


> Thanks,


> Al Wagar jalanwagar at gmail.com <mailto:jalanwagar at gmail.com>

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