two year old bald eagle, sure of his place in the world
Cadet, who is the immature osprey on the upper right, has taken to harassing the immature turkey vultures, the bird on the lower left. Both these birds were fledged this year and their flying skills are still sloppy. But that didn’t stop Cadet from diving down on the vulture who had to twist awkwardly to get away.
I caught the moment as Cadet bounced off of the vulture.
Out over the cove flew a dark, very familiar form – Arctic the immature bald eagle is about 8 months old now and still wearing her familiar chestnut brown vest.
There are other photos of Arctic in my doc ellen flickr set Eagles of New Hope 2014 https://www.flickr.com/photos/dreamingsongs/ and videos on my doc ellen’s YouTube site https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDm7ImBn744