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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:11 PM

A bald eagle trumps a flock of Canada geese

Today I was watching out my big window at the flock of Canada geese nibbling the lawn. All of a sudden, a shadow passed over them and they all ducked to the ground. Bald eagle soared overhead, then out over the river.

I had not ever thought of the eagle as a threat to geese, but their response sure showed me that they knew they were prey to it.

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Reply A bald eagle trumps a flock of Canada geese (Original post)
grasswire Jan 2013 OP
applegrove Jan 2013 #1
grasswire Jan 2013 #4
aaaaaa5a Jan 2013 #2
grasswire Jan 2013 #3
aaaaaa5a Jan 2013 #5

Response to grasswire (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:23 PM

1. My cat freaked out one time when a hot air baloon was overhead. I never thought

of cats as prey animals either but I guess they are. I did lose a cat to the cottage. Don't know how that happened.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:05 AM

4. a small cat is missing in the neighborhood here.

Not mine. Mine never go out. I wonder if one of the eagles took it. We have a nesting pair and their young'un close by.

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Response to grasswire (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:38 PM

2. Mother nature is amazing!


















Pictures taken along Wallace River in Nova Scotia, CA

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1261815

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Response to aaaaaa5a (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:03 AM

3. oh my lord

I hate to see a Canada goose killed. They seem so sad when mate-less. We have one here without a mate. Feeds all by himself/herself.

Thanks for those pics. My kitty boy is NEVER going outside.

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Response to grasswire (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:04 AM

5. Its funny, but I generally think of Bald Eagles as scavengers and fish eaters.

But apparently, and much to my surprise, Canadian Geese are on the menu.


Here is a Bald Eagle eating a Canadian Goose.




Here is another Bald Eagle who flew in and drowned a Canadian Goose in a lake and then swam to shore with its kill.

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Who knew?




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