3 year old bald eagles always remind me of punk rock stars – rebellious in their changing colors, especially in their beaks, heads and tails
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
The eagle jumped Ace the osprey as the smaller bird lifted his fish from the river. For about 90 seconds the eagle pursued Ace, trying to get the osprey to drop his fish. An eagle will ram an osprey then catch the fish midair if the osprey drops it. Ace finally flipped up on one wing and dove between two closely growing trees, his fish still in his talons. The eagle sulked off down river.