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Old 07-20-2020, 05:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I took my boys out yesterday to fish up at Smith and Morehouse Reservoir. On the way up, I spotted a huge beautiful golden eagle on a fence post overlooking a couple of fields. I am not much of a birder, but there's something about hawks, owls, and eagles that just fascinate me!

So like always, I pull up the highway, get my spotter and tripod set-up. And, as I am getting my PhoneCam adapter ready the bird flies off. So I moved a little and found it stalking through the grass before eventually pouncing on what appeared to be a gopher and fly off. Pretty awesome to watch. Forgive the amateur editing, I am working on it!

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Old 07-21-2020, 08:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That is really cool. I've never seen a bird of prey stalking along the ground
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Old 07-21-2020, 10:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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That. Is. Awesome!
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Old 07-21-2020, 10:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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That is really cool. And I agree with you about birds of prey. There is something majestic about them.
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Old 07-22-2020, 07:06 AM   #5 (permalink)
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My guess is that the "prey" was already dead. Hunting from a perch is not typical Golden Eagle behavior.
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