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Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), defending its nest area,  gives chase to a Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)Bai007MarBEglPFal.jpg 3 of 3 | by mikebaird
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Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), defending its nest area, gives chase to a Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)Bai007MarBEglPFal.jpg 3 of 3

3 of 3 Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), defending its nest area, gives chase to a Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) near Morro Rock, Morro Bay, CA at 9AM, Saturday 05 March 2011, causing thousands of gulls to flee and make a tremendous amount of noise. Bai007MarBEglPFal.jpg

Notice the bald eagle's head is rotated, as it seeks to fend off the peregrine falcon above.

ref. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bald_eagle en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peregrine_falcon

Photo © 2011 “Mike” Michael L. Baird, mike {at] mikebaird d o t com, flickr.bairdphotos.com. Shooting a Canon EOS 5D Mark II 21.1MP Full Frame CMOS Digital SLR Camera with Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens, circular polarizer, handheld with IS on, RAW.

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This image was posted in the Slo Coast Journal 3/31/2011!!!

slocoastjournal.com/docs/greatshots2.html under Great Shots!

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Taken on March 5, 2011