Eagle Flying In

This Pond Isn’t Big Enough For Both of Us

As I rounded the corner of the pond I could hear an Osprey calling, and finally spotted him perched with a view of the pond and river beyond.

Osprey High in Tree
Osprey High in Tree

Then I saw what he was calling about: Bald Eagle on a fast approach. All the other birds I had seen as I approached were gone.

Eagle Flying In
Eagle Flying In

The Eagle landed a few trees over from the Osprey.

Eagle Flying In
Eagle Flying In

The Osprey wasn’t interested in any competition and buzzed the Eagle.

Osprey Challenging Eagle
Osprey Challenging Eagle

I thought the Eagle would stand his ground — but I guess he wasn’t interested in a rumble right then.

Osprey Challenging Eagle
Osprey Challenging Eagle

I didn’t see the Eagle again; the Osprey made a few menacing laps around the pond with his claws out, ready for something!

Osprey Fly-by, Claws Out
Osprey Fly-by, Claws Out

12 thoughts on “This Pond Isn’t Big Enough For Both of Us”

  1. A beautiful and interesting series. I have seen ospreys chasing sea eagles sometimes when they get too close to their territory. But I guess it’s not breeding season with you now.

    1. Thanks, Hans! Yes, they are territorial, especially when they have young. Osprey breeding season is about done here, any chicks left in the nest will be on their own shortly.

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