Yesterday as I was leaving Sax-Zim bog, I happened to see a bald eagle on a fresh deer carcass. Someone told me earlier in the day that a dead deer had been dragged off the road by someone. I guess it didn't take long for the eagles to find it. When I stopped, the eagle took off into the trees adjacent to the field, where another eagle was already sitting. I sat there a while to see if it would come back, which it didn't. I was packing up and then noticed there was a train coming, so I had to wait a little bit longer - and then a 3rd eagle came in and landed on the carcass. Since I wasn't expecting that, I didn't get the landing shot (which would have been cool) but I did get several others. I thought these were interesting, because they are a reminder that while the bald eagle is considered a fish eagle, it's also very opportunistic and will take advantage of any free meal it finds.
This is just after it landed and it's walking to the butt end of the carcass (must be the tasty part.)
Really working hard to tear off a piece:
Mmm, deer butt!