~The Chase between a Hawk and an Eagle- part two~

Bald Eagle, between two and five years old. (It takes five years for their head to turn white)

Bald Eagle, between two and five years old. (It takes five years for their head to turn white)

As we continued down the path, on our hike, we see an Eagle circling high in the air. All of a sudden the Eagle tucks its wings and begins to dive straight at the Red-shouldered Hawk. Thank goodness the Eagle does not strike the Hawk. 

The Hawk flies up into the air and into the woods, the Eagle gives chase. We never saw the Hawk again. The poor Hawk was only trying to catch one Coot! Gee, so many Coots, why can’t you share?

The Eagle then perches in a tree looking around, we think, making sure the Hawk doesn’t come back into its territory. 

The Eagle sits in a tree for a few minutes, which gives me the opportunity to take a few  photos.

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As the Eagle flies away you get a nice view of the underside of its wings.

This Bald Eagle sure makes a large shadow.

This Bald Eagle sure makes a large shadow.

I beautiful Bald Eagle, obviously less than five years old!

I would guess at least 2nd year Bald Eagle.

I would guess at least 2nd year Bald Eagle.

Away it flies

Away it flies

What a thrill!

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8 thoughts on “~The Chase between a Hawk and an Eagle- part two~

    • Hi Gale, it was fun seeing these two magnificent birds of prey. The Bald Eagle was a lot bigger than the Red-shouldered Hawk. We moved on this morning from Eastbank Campground and beautiful Lake Seminole. We saw a total of three Bald Eagles there: two adult (flying over the Jim Woodward Dam) and the younger one that I photographed in the campground. While driving down i-10 this morning see spotted one flying over the interstate, full white head and tail. Beautiful¡ TTMB!

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