January 14, 2013

Eagle Drama

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I checked on Ozzie and Harriet again at sunset yesterday. (That's Harriet in the photo.) It was rather dark and I was collapsing my tripod when an eagle drama unfolded right before my eyes. A third bald eagle appeared and swooped by very close to the nest and landed in a nearby tree.  Apparently, this guy was too close for comfort because Harriet immediately returned to the nest (she was roosting in a nearby tree) to provide reinforcements for Ozzie who was protecting the two little ones by himself.  Ozzie and Harriet were very upset, on high alert, screeching and screeching.  After a couple of minutes, Ozzie went on the offensive and buzzed by the intruder, scaring him away without incident. It was high bald eagle drama! Just a couple of us were there at the time and we couldn't believe it.  I'm so happy everyone is safe. Watching this eagle family is much more entertaining than watching TV.

11 comments:

cieldequimper said...

This sounds better than any TV show!

We are: clamco said...

I've been so worried something like that might happen. I hold my breath every time I log in to the eagle cam and pray both babies are still there.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Amazing stuff SRQ. I just dare not look at the camera action, I know I'd get hooked. You really ar getting excellent shots here.

Kathy said...

Yep, that's a real reality show!

Janet said...

High drama in Sarasota! Great picture.

Halcyon said...

What a neat thing to have an eagle cam. I am jealous! I've never seen a bald eagle except in photos or at the zoo.

LOLfromPasa said...

Isn't that amazing. Super photo.

SFlaGuy said...

It certainly was interesting to watch them feed the chicks on the live video. I kept wanting to shout to the one chick who was getting way too close to the edge.

Kay said...

It certainly seems to be an eagle-eat-eagle world. I'm glad Ozzie and Harriet are attentive parents. Sounds like riveting drama!

Bergson said...

incredible shot

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Your eagle photos are beyond stunning! What a reward for your attentiveness that you were afforded a real eagle-drama! Wonderful shot here.

Bises,
Genie