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Old May 14, 2013, 6:12 PM   #1
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Default San Juan Orca Island Bald Eagles in action.

I went to San Juan Orca Island last week and saw Bald Eagles in action after low tide.

Three series of diving Eagles. Here is one to get you started.









26 pics in the link.

http://1-4u-computer-graphics.com/SanJuanOrcaEagles.htm

My nesting Bald Eagle series is here:
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Old May 15, 2013, 12:08 AM   #2
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Jack, you got some gorgeous eagle shots. That area looks like heaven for a photographer. You did real good!
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Very nice work...!
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Beautiful and powerful series! Really shows the beauty and power of the Bald Eagle.
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Nice eagle actions shots Jack.

Thank you for posting.

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Great action shots . . right place at right time . . enjoyed the series
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Old May 18, 2013, 11:45 AM   #7
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Originally I didn't post this as the pics wasn't tack sharp at 100%.
But thought maybe I should, like I did of the dogfight as that wasn't tack sharp either.
This one the Bald eagle swooped down and stole some fish scraps from some seagulls
(they scattered when he swooped in, so I didn't get that)
and made one of them mad and he chased after the bald Eagle and almost landed on him... see pics #20-25.
http://1-4u-computer-graphics.com/SanJuanOrcaEagles.htm

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Very cool...!

Seagulls can get awfully cranky hen it comes to food...!
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Naw, smaller birds can get very agressive sometimes... I once observed two sparrows
attacking a hawk... They looked just like fighters attacking a flying fortress in WWII
movies... They were relentless and went after the hawk time and again without the
slightest sign of giving up... They could dive and turn and dive again but the hawk
was less agile... Finally the hawk beat it out of there as fast as it could... I assume
the sparrows had a nest near by and they were NOT going to let the hawk get their
young even if it killed them...
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Naw, smaller birds can get very agressive sometimes... I once observed two sparrows
attacking a hawk... They looked just like fighters attacking a flying fortress in WWII
movies... They were relentless and went after the hawk time and again without the
slightest sign of giving up... They could dive and turn and dive again but the hawk
was less agile... Finally the hawk beat it out of there as fast as it could... I assume
the sparrows had a nest near by and they were NOT going to let the hawk get their
young even if it killed them...
Most aggressive smaller bird I've ever seen are the tiny hummingbirds... they aren't afraid of anything and can easily outfly any bird to boot.
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