Saturday, July 29, 2017

The Eagles' Show, (Not a Rock Concert) -- Sunday, July 23, 2017

On our last day at Cypress Island's Eagle Harbor Herb checks the crab trap one more time and Yes!! as he pulls up the trap, I can see the crab.  I hope it is a keeper.

Well, boo, it isn't.  Just a tad short of the legal size, so the critter goes back into the sea.

With no crabs to clean, we have a consolation prize -- the eagles of Eagle Harbor.   I hear the sweet song and search,  finding several.  The real show is one circling, circling, looking for a fish he can dive for.

On his heels is an ambitious and hungry seagull that will catch any crumbs, or better yet, steal his catch. Apparently the eagle he follows now has some food in his talons, because the gull dive bombs and nips at the majestic bird. Oh, that could be dangerous!

This photo sees the eagle still flying upward with his wings now in the down position.

Now flapping up.

Down again.

Soaring now, he looks for a treetop for landing.

Safe at last.  Did he get to enjoy his food, or did he lose it?

Willie of Willie's Tug,
      and of Walldog, Willie and Jake
      Sunday, July 23, 2017

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