Another ” Who’d A Thunk “

A coyote came in the vicinity of the eagles nest this morning. The eagles sent it packing. I never thought about eagles chasing a coyote. Ya’ never know…

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6 Responses to Another ” Who’d A Thunk “

  1. Mary S. says:

    Wow! What a special group of photographs you have–the coyote being chased and running for it’s life, the eagle parent checking to be sure the food goes down just right. Is the eagle in the first photo after the coyote being chased one that’s been tagged by researchers? There’s something that looks like an “x” within a circle, which makes me think it may be tagged by researchers. Or maybe it’s just a fluke of some kind.
    I hope your knee is better today, which also has me hoping you’re wife’s knee(s?) is/are doing well too. Good health to both of you.
    More and more it seems to me your photos are telling a story of an “episode in the life” of (fill in the name of the creature in the series of photos). Seems gradually you are telling a story in a group of photos, one without words, but a definite photographic story. MCS

    • Jim says:

      Mary S,
      I don’t see what you mean about an x, but as far as I can tell this pair have not been tagged. My knee is better, still taking it easy on it. My wife’s knee is getting better all the time. Thank You. I will be going for an eye check up tomorrow so will not be able to photograph. There are times a series tells more of the story. On occasion video of what I see would have been better. But not interested in doing that right now. The eaglets are taking a lot larger chunks now and really grabbing for the food…

  2. One rake of those talons across my backside would be enough for me too!
    The eaglets are growing fast!

    • Jim says:

      New Hampshire Gardener,
      Yes, I was surprised somewhat by the size comparison. The eagle with wings spread not much smaller than the coyote. Yes, the eaglets are growing fast. Will be going to help my son move Thursday. Will be gone until Monday. Be neat to see how much the eaglets have grown when I get back…

  3. Ellen Bunnell says:

    Wow, indeed. That coyote sure turned it’s tail under at the end. The X on eagle threw me off too. I noticed it first and thought that your note was odd, about the ‘with hay’. I had trouble thinking the X was the face somehow of another catch/bird. And had to study to find that it is the area just barely below dark body feathers and white tail feathers. Tail is at such an angle that it seems to form the body of a different bird, at first glance that is. The chase is amazing, and the tern pix are striking, my second Wow.

    • Jim says:

      Ellen Bunnell,
      It was a wow. Oh, I finally see the spot with what looks like an x at the base of the tail. Just the way the feathers crossed I think. I did not catch the tern as it entered the water, it was moving too fast and was under in the next frame. Only had the one chance at the tern diving. Love to watch them as the terns catch the fish with their beaks. Even more impressive than the eagles and osprey catching fish…

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