The White-tailed Eagle and The Raven

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edited April 18, 2017 in Wildlife

Yesterday (April 9) I saw a Raven bullying a White-tailed Eagle. The Raven was very aggresive and pursued the eagle until both birds were out of sight. It was great watching that fearless Raven.

No. 1: The persuit starts.

No. 2: The Raven gets close.

No. 3: The Raven lands a very short moment on the back of the eagle.

No. 4: Taking off.

No. 5.

No. 6: The persuit continues.

No. 7.

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  • pathfinderpathfinder Drive By Digital Shooter western IndianaPosts: 14,443Super Moderators moderator
    edited April 11, 2017

    Great series of images - I have seen black birds harass red tail hawks in a similar manner, but I've never gotten photos of it. Usually there are two blackbirds harassing a hawk. Not a single one.

    Well done!!

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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Many Grins
    edited April 11, 2017

    @pathfinder said:
    Great series of images - I have seen black birds harass red tail hawks in a similar manner, but I've never gotten photos of it. Usually there are two blackbirds harassing a hawk. Not a single one.

    Well done!!

    Many thanks. The birds of the crow family are very fearless in their attacks on birds of prey and I have often seen a single Hooded Crow attack White-tailed Eagle, Common Buzzard, Hen Harrier or Western Marsh Harrier.

  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,650Registered Users Major grins

    Super action capture!

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    @Stumblebum said:
    Super action capture!

    Many thanks :)

  • pathfinderpathfinder Drive By Digital Shooter western IndianaPosts: 14,443Super Moderators moderator
    edited April 12, 2017

    It is kind of like watching fighter aircraft around bombers - the smaller aircraft can turn so much shorter and quicker, that the bombers just fly along being harassed by the fighters = that's what it always looks like to me.

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    @pathfinder said:
    It is kind of like watching fighter aircraft around bombers - the smaller aircraft can turn so much shorter and quicker, that the bombers just fly along being harassed by the fighters = that's what it always looks like to me.

    Just like a Spitfire attacking a Focke-Wulf FW 200 Condor during World War II.

  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Many Grins
    edited April 20, 2017

    The comment below is copied in the BIF discussion.

    @double_entendre said:

    @Jørgen_Bjerring said:
    White-tailed Eagle and Raven

    I'm flashing to the days when the Space Shuttle was getting brought back home on a 747. Opportune timing. :)

    My reply was, that the raven from now on is called "Challenger" and it really is.

  • LadyDracoLadyDraco Killer Smile I haz it !! Posts: 11Registered Users Big grins
    edited April 30, 2017

    Fantastic photos :)
    Thank You for sharing ..

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    If it don't fit make alterations..

    TISE
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    @LadyDraco said:
    Fantastic photos :)
    Thank You for sharing ..

    Many thanks for your comment.

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