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Bald Eagle and UFO

 
Wallace ­ River
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Apr 09, 2016 20:17 |  #1

Unknown Food Object, that is. It was sunset, aka The Golden Hour for photographers. The light could not have been better, and this lone eagle spotted something on the shore. Yummy or yucky? One of the interesting things about living along the edge of the ocean is that ANYTHING could wash up on shore, or come in with the tide. Anybody out there have a clue what he found?
He ate pieces of it for quite a while, and then decided he wanted to try to carry it away, but it was too heavy. So he toyed with it for a while, tossed it around, ate a bit more, and then flew off, leaving it on the shore for the crows. I think I see wings and a long neck, so possibly a Canada Goose.
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Apr 09, 2016 20:55 |  #2

Nice series!

Octopus?

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Apr 09, 2016 21:01 |  #3

gewb wrote in post #17966486 (external link)
Nice series! Octopus?
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Thanks much! That thought crossed my mind too!


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Apr 09, 2016 21:56 as a reply to Wallace River's post |  #4

Great series Ian - thanks for sharing. That last shot showed me something I'd never noticed before and that's just how muscular looking those talons are. I'm always aware of how sharp they are for the kill, but I never think about the force driving those "knives."


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Apr 10, 2016 05:19 |  #5

Great series Ian, he sure looked determined to have some.


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Apr 10, 2016 10:48 |  #6

Great series Ian,well done!


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Apr 10, 2016 13:38 |  #7

Nice series, Ian, but, man, does that look like a hideous mess.


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Apr 10, 2016 14:07 |  #8

sapearl wrote in post #17966547 (external link)
Great series Ian - thanks for sharing. That last shot showed me something I'd never noticed before and that's just how muscular looking those talons are. I'm always aware of how sharp they are for the kill, but I never think about the force driving those "knives."

Thanks much Stuart.

budcam wrote in post #17966784 (external link)
Great series Ian, he sure looked determined to have some.

Thanks Dan, he did have his fill, believe me.

CDMOOSE wrote in post #17967128 (external link)
Nice series, Ian, but, man, does that look like a hideous mess.

Agreed on that Al. I've had guesses from muskrat to another eagle, goose, and cormorant. Whatever it was must have been dead for a while. I have to go see if there's any left tonight before dark.


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Apr 10, 2016 20:16 |  #9

Great looking series.


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Apr 11, 2016 05:34 |  #10

2n10 wrote in post #17967548 (external link)
Great looking series.

Thanks for commenting John.


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Apr 11, 2016 19:06 |  #11

That looks like a kraken and it's obviously yummy. Also- that's a great set


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Apr 11, 2016 20:36 |  #12

CaptBob wrote in post #17968727 (external link)
That looks like a kraken and it's obviously yummy. Also- that's a great set

Ok I had to look that one up, but I think you got it Bob :) thanks very much!


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