I mentioned in my recent post Eagle: Fish for Dinner, that a pair of Bald Eagles has taken up a new flight pattern over the rookery pond.
This causes the ducks all sorts of consternation and on this afternoon they alerted me to the Eagle’s presence.
I only know that these are Blue-winged Teals because I saw them before they took off.
The Eagle that I saw was long gone by the time this flock got into the air, possibly already having snagged his dinner at a different pond.
As a safety measure the ducks circled the pond three or four times before landing again on the far side.
January 14, 2021