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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Bald Eagle Attacked by Red-shouldered Hawk

This young Bald Eagle (2nd yr.) was sitting in a large tree near our Sanibel, FL backyard, minding its own business.

When all of a sudden this Red-shouldered Hawk flies right at it and the Bald Eagle opens its wings

and decides to get out of there. The Red-shouldered Hawk is about to attack it.

Looks like a mid-air collision. The Bald Eagle continued to fly off and the Red-shouldered Hawk left. This Red-shouldered Hawk is nesting near where the eagle was sitting and it decided it was not going to tolerate the eagle, at least not today. Lucky I had my camera (Canon 1D Mark IV) nearby.

5 comments:

Kay G. said...

Wow, those are really good shots.
I wonder, did the hawk make any of its scolding calls?

Karen said...

Great shooting -- that's an amazing scene!

Kristi Bowman said...

Wow, amazing!

WPgirl said...

Wow!!
Lynda in Michigan

Lee Adams said...

You've taken some amazing photographs of wild birds, they're incredible!