Things quieted down for a while after the first surge, but then… It got started again as more and more Eagles joined in the fray. This all took place in about 4 minutes! Unbelievable!! I think the two that eventually left the chaos behind may be the breeding couple that live in the park all year. This spring they had 3 babies. Enjoy! MerryChristmas!
I can’t post a video to this site, so I’m giving you some photos that should give you an idea of what it’s like to watch Eagles fishing and fighting over fish. The funny thing about the other day is that both eagles would always lose when they were fighting over a fish. Neither one of them got to eat! Occasionally, one got away with it’s catch, but that was a rarity. There were about 20 Bald Eagles involved. I’ve never seen them do this before, so it was a very exciting! Part 1 is focused on two Bald Eagles–mature and juvenile as they challenge each other to a game of cat and mouse!
I was in a boardwalk gazebo during this incredible frenzy. I was using a 400mm lens, and I found it difficult at times to follow the action because the action was so far away. Some of the photos are blurry and none are what you’d call close-up, but you’ll get the idea. Notice all the ducks, pelicans and other water and shore birds are totally unaffected by all this.