Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Not a Great Picture....

.....but I had to share it.... I took the granddaughters by the bald eagle's nest and as soon as we got there we saw a very interesting sight. Out from the trees from the nest flew what I thought were the two balds chasing each other through the sky. The girls got to see it and checked out the aerial display while I grabbed my camera and took a couple of shots. When I enlarged this shot....turns out it was one of the eagles chasing a red tailed hawk away from it's nest.....who was no doubt trying to prey on the eagle's young! Years ago I saw a red tailed hawk take off from my back porch, swoop down and pick up one of my neighbor's beagle puppies and carry it about 10 feet off the ground before realizing it probably was a bigger bite than he could carry. He dopped the pup as my neighbor yelled and swore at it!
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Anonymous said...

How exciting!
We used to have rabbits around the Ol flyin' W but we also have Redtailed Hawks. Once I saw a Redtailed Hawk fly across the driveway in front of me with what looked to be a stick...until it wiggled....yep a snake. eeks!