On my way home from the ranch today, I came upon two eagles that I believe I’ve seen before. The first time I saw them was about a month ago and they seemed to be fighting over food.
Today I came around a corner in nearly the same spot and the two eagles were on the ground next to each other about 150 yards off the road. One of them, a bald eagle, took off, but the second eagle stayed on the ground.
Sensing that I may get a photo opportunity, I rolled down my window and grabbed my camera, which was ready for action. And, it was a good thing.
The bald eagle flew over my truck and I was happy to get a couple photos of the bird in flight.
The golden eagle remained on the ground for a moment and then took off with the bald eagle in pursuit.
It appeared that the golden eagle was carrying prey.
A couple ravens joined in the melee.
Then the bald eagle went on the attach.
They fought over a ground squirrel until it fell towards the ground.
The fight continued as the birds plummeted downward.
Eventually the golden eagle recovered it’s food. But it may have been injured.
The bald eagle was left to watch.
Not sure what happened next as I had to get home for my own dinner.