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1108_0924 Swainson's Hawk attacks eagle

Now almost directly overhead, the second hawk is on its tail while the eagle once again scans to keep watch on the first falcon. Overwhelmed, outmatched by the superior speed and maneuverability of the two Swainson's hawks, this golden eagle evidently just wants to get away! The last I saw, all three birds disappeared over the crest of a hill. The outcome will forever be unknown.


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Taken on August 20, 2011