[Tweeters] Bald Eagle fails to hold on to large baby Crow on Beacon Hill

Ed Newbold ednewbold1 at yahoo.com
Thu May 19 16:45:42 PDT 2022

Hi All,
There are local Eagles on Beacon that are Crow-baby-hunters-by-trade this time of year. Our neighbor's Crow nest was attacked just now and I was surprised and disappointed  somewhat that the 20 or 30 Crows that rallied in defense managed to harass the Eagle enough that it dropped the baby Crow, which fell like a stone from about 50 ft, all in front of our living room window. Back in the day Red-tails used to be the ones that raided this nest site, and we've witnessed Reds holding on twice and dropping once.  
In other news we've had 2 Yellow Warblers in addition to the Orange-crowned, Wilson's and only one heard Yellow-rump today. Nashville Warblers have made a decent show at Butyl Creek this season but we are still waiting and crossing our fingers for our first MacGillivray's.

Ed Newbold, residential Beacon Hill Seattle

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