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BALD EAGLE vs osprey (3 pix)

After perching in a tree near an osprey platform, the eagle took off in pursuit of the osprey and his fish. It took the eagle about 5 or 6 passes over the water to catch the fish (the osprey had dropped it), it was huffing and puffing and fending off the upset osprey.

 

The below photos are shot towards the sun, and are a bit washed out as a result, but the above has some nice side light. The eagle flew by me with ITS catch and at the last second I popped the camera off the tripod and got a few hand held shots...

 

Taken at Blackwater Refuge Maryland.

blackwater-national-wildlife-refuge.blogspot.com/

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Taken on April 26, 2008