Wow! What a treat to witness that whole encounter! And kudos to you for photographing the whole thing. I know I would have been too caught up in watching to even remember to put the camera on the whole chase!
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On Jan 2, 2013, at 11:39 AM, Justin LeClaire <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hey all,
> I got lucky enough to stumble upon an adult Bald Eagle at Charlotte Town
> Beach on New Years Eve. After getting some great pictures of it perched in
> a tree right next to the road, it took off towards the 200 or so Mallards
> in the bay and singled out a female which it chased for a minute or two.
> The eagle was able to knock it into the water, and because the Mallard kept
> diving underwater every time the eagle swooped down to grab it, it dove
> down into the water directly on top of the Mallard. After about a 15-20
> second recuperation float about 100 meters out in the lake, the eagle took
> off with its lunch. I thought others would enjoy the decent pictures I took
> of this awesome chase so I've posted them in the link below.
> Justin LeClaire