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Having my morning cup of Joe on Sunday when my daughter says "What sort of bird is that?"

Lo and behold it was a Bald Eagle trying to snatch up a duck off the pond.

I simply grabbed the camera and just snapped away - not exactly the best photos, but it was really interesting.    This bird must have been well versed on getting ducks as it knew the the duck at some point had to come up for air; it circled and circled and took several swipes at the duck but never sealed the deal.   Almost looked like a C130 gunship doing slow circles.

Eventually a hawk showed and started bombing the eagle and chased it away.  Interesting way to start the day for sure.

Tough day for photography and to boot I had the polarizing lens on.  I stayed inside the patio thinking I would spook him off if I went outside.

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That would be a cool sight to see. It's amazing how a bird that big can soar through the air with such ease. It would have been great if you could have got a few pics with the hawk protecting its turf. 

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Yeah...it was across the pond and I only have a 135mm lens.  Seemed they both knew the routine.   Oddly we don't have any more ducks in the pond any more.  [confused][biggrin]
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