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Friday, November 18, 2016

Food Fight, The Finale (Part Three)

There isn't much left of a silver salmon that has been the ultimate prize in a number of eagle fights.  Right now, a young eagle successfully challenged a fourth year eagle,  but I think the salmon fell off the log into the water.

Nonetheless, the youngster finds a few bits to eat, but first it looks around carefully to see if another eagle is going to fight.   There are two adult eagles and two immature eagles across the pond in the deep dried grass.   An adult sits atop a highway sign with a binoculars icon, and across the Seward Highway, four eagles are perched in trees.

Once it's assured there's no in-coming, and with nothing to eat, it ..............   Takes a bath!

About this time, some guy gets out of his vehicle and all the eagles leave.   If he'd done that sooner,I'm not sure what I would have done.

They don't mind the passing cars.   Most of the time, they don't mind a vehicle that is stopped.   But like the swans and ducks at Tern Lake, once you get out of your vehicle and within a certain distance (determined by them only) they take to the skies.

And that is the end of the eagle food fight.   No eagles were harmed in the making of the montage, and several were fed fresh salmon.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks a million for sharing this peek into eagle life.