Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Another surprise subject

Osprey with catch
Juvenile Bald Eagle in the chase

American Osprey have become frequent visitors to the pond at Bassett Creek Park these days.  Sometimes there are as many as three of them circling the sky, watching for fish.  

Following a recent successful catch one of the Osprey was quickly chased by a juvenile American Bald Eagle, who was perched on the branch of a nearby Cottonwood tree.  Other Osprey came to the defense of the successful hunter.  I couldn't see for sure, but I don't think that the eagle was able to snatch the fish away.  
Mature Bald Eagle cruising in the sky

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