WALK7681 one foot carry eagle 2015

the eagle does not have the osprey’s specialized roughened talons for holding fish
yet, even if the eagle has caught the fish with just one foot
it makes no effort to get the second foot on the fish or to a better position
this may account for the higher number of drops I see made, especially by the young eagles rather than by juvenile ospreys

WALK0744 2 eaglets on a tree b and w 2015

The immature eagles had spent the afternoon playing king-of-the-hill, so to speak, with this dead tree as the prize roost.
I finally caught two of them, against a very wintery sky, as they tried to land at the same time.
The bird to the left is a 3 year old and the eaglet to the right is a 2 year old.
Given the size disparity, I would guess the bird to the left is male and the one to the right a female; my guess!

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