Abundant eagles, Homer Alaska

Abundant eagles, Homer Alaska

.I was riding a Washington State ferry when a bald eagle plucked a salmon out of the water not more than ten feet from the boat's port side, directly opposite my window.  Stunning.

.I was riding a Washington State ferry when a bald eagle plucked a salmon out of the water not more than ten feet from the boat's port side, directly opposite my window. Stunning.

Golden eagles use their speed and sharp talons to snatch up rabbits, marmots, and ground squirrels. They also eat carrion, reptiles, birds, fish, and smaller fare such as large insects. They have even been known to attack full grown deer. Ranchers once killed many of these birds for fear that they would prey on their livestock, but studies showed that the animal's impact was minimal. Today, golden eagles are protected by law.

Golden eagles use their speed and sharp talons to snatch up rabbits, marmots, and ground squirrels. They also eat carrion, reptiles, birds, fish, and smaller fare such as large insects. They have even been known to attack full grown deer. Ranchers once killed many of these birds for fear that they would prey on their livestock, but studies showed that the animal's impact was minimal. Today, golden eagles are protected by law.

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Bald eagles by Charles Glatzer. "Bald eagles chasing after a dropped fish, AK.

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