Battle of The Eagles

by Tofino Photography
(Tofino, British Columbia)

Injured Eagle

Injured Eagle

The Battle Over Territory


Three eagles came together at 5:30am and grabbed each other and twirled around and around, until they hit the garage roof out front of my door.

They than fell to the ground and the third one got up and took off. The other two either had a good hold of each other before the impact or after the impact, their talons were lodged deeper into each others body.

At any rate they rolled around for several hours locked in a death grab, until Adrian (a birder friend of mine) heard of it and went out with two towels and separated them.

They had done alot of damage to each other! Eagle #2 is the one that is most likely dead by now. It had lost too many major feathers from it's left wing. Because he couldn't fly well enough to grab prey, he probably is dead from starvation.

The other was the one I got the best shots of because it couldn't perch. It had to stay on the ground. I was very worried about both of them.

However, Nature can be seemly cruel and we have to understand and accept the ways. No doubt a fight over territory.

Wayne. Stay tuned.


Comment
Thank you Wayne for sharing. If you would like to see more of these photos of the injured eagles go to Wayne's blog. and scroll down.
Susan

Comments for Battle of The Eagles

Click here to add your own comments

May 27, 2010
sad
by: Gigi

Thank you for posting. It is interesting how nature works and to see that animals can be as cruel as humans and sad!!!

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Got A Great Bird Story?.



Coming Soon

Recent Articles

  1. Majstic, large bird

    Mar 27, 17 02:02 PM

    I can't identify this bird. It was tall, and was perching in a tree over a swamp near the Kennedy Space Center parking lot. Very pronounced ruff of brown

    Read More

  2. Chris

    Mar 27, 17 02:00 PM

    We have old birdhouses in yard that are occupied and we want to replace them. When is it the best time to do so and will the birds have time to replace

    Read More

  3. Kansas City Metro MO

    Mar 27, 17 02:00 PM

    Black body, Red Breast and Belly. The tail is what struck me; it looked like a white braid had been painted down the center of the tail. He was quite

    Read More