Tracking a pair of mature Bald Eagles
(Unfortunately I lost focus for 6 pictures in the middle of this series. Sorry...but it is still worth watching)
We will follow the Eagle on the left.....
The Eagle lowers its legs and starts to adjust.
The blurry object ahead of him at eye level is sighted....
As the two birds close the Eagle is the only one that moves when you compare with background
More closing, the small bird actually moves to the left....as the Eagle uses an "unusual" wing maneuver to adjust its flight!
Note the small bird is now to the left of the background tree as Eagle closes in with talons raised.
Finally a sharp picture of Eagle and prey!
This view gives away the ID on the captured bird.....
Can you figure it out? Answer on final picture.
The captured bird is a Northern Flicker!
Thanks for looking!!