WALK5693 3 and 4 year old2015

One eagle always wants what the other eagle has.
The 2 year-old eagle on the right had just caught a fish.
The 3-year old on the left tried to snatch the fish from the 2 year-old.
The fish was dropped and neither eagle won the engagement.

WALK3991 adult with fish2015

I felt privileged as this adult eagle flew in toward me and I could easily see the fish he had just caught.

WALK3906 Petruchio dropping fish 2015

Petruchio is dropping off a fish to Kate.
Look carefully: you can see her head directly below his breast.
You can also get a feeling for how much bigger Kate is than Petruchio by comparing the two heads.
Petruchio was at the nest for 43 seconds by my time stamps on the photos.

WALK3003 3 yo and Petruchio 2015

The immature 3 year old returned after being chased off by Petruchio.
It lazily circled the nest and then drifted off to the east out of my sight.
Kate’s screams eventually brought Petruchio barreling across the nest and off in the same direction as the immature eagle.
I watched where the two eagles had gone, figuring a fight would ensue.
I had about given up when Petruchio appeared being chased by the 3 year old.
Petruchio had apparently stolen a catfish from the immature eagle and the youngster wanted it back.
Petruchio won: he zipped over the nest, dropped the food to Kate, turned on his tail and chased the younger bird out towards the dam.

WALK2640 bright fish bright eagle 2015

this early morning shot of an adult bald eagle and his fish was interesting…
I caught the sun, several branches of trees and the glow of fins and feathers