Eagle snatches Gull in mid-air

Eagle snatches Gull in mid-air

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Saleen836

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9,031 posts

178 months

Wednesday 7th July
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Gull didn't stand a chance really...
https://roaring.earth/bald-eagle-snatches-seagull-...

MonkeyMatt

6,441 posts

176 months

Wednesday 7th July
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Great bit of footage

The Rotrex Kid

24,961 posts

129 months

Wednesday 7th July
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Great video that. Absolute poetry in motion.

littlebasher

3,288 posts

140 months

Wednesday 7th July
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Could do with some of those Eagles at Whitby

also

Bridlington
Scarborough
Filey
etc

MonkeyMatt

6,441 posts

176 months

Wednesday 7th July
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littlebasher said:
Could do with some of those Eagles at Whitby

also

Bridlington
Scarborough
Filey
etc
White tailed Eagles have been reintroduced to the isle of white and are doing well in Scotland, not sure if they have a taste for Sea gull though

Jasandjules

66,613 posts

198 months

Thursday 8th July
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Nature is cruel. But at least the Eagle got a meal.

We had a pigeon nailed by a sparrowhawk right outside our lounge window a few weeks ago... He stripped the breast clean..

normalbloke

4,881 posts

188 months

Thursday 8th July
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Jasandjules said:
Nature is cruel. But at least the Eagle got a meal.

We had a pigeon nailed by a sparrowhawk right outside our lounge window a few weeks ago... He stripped the breast clean..
She. Male sparrowhawks are too small to take a pigeon, apparently.

Ambleton

5,313 posts

161 months

Friday 9th July
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normalbloke said:
Jasandjules said:
Nature is cruel. But at least the Eagle got a meal.

We had a pigeon nailed by a sparrowhawk right outside our lounge window a few weeks ago... He stripped the breast clean..
She. Male sparrowhawks are too small to take a pigeon, apparently.
Same thing for us last summer. Managed to get some snaps...


Jasandjules

66,613 posts

198 months

Friday 9th July
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normalbloke said:
She. Male sparrowhawks are too small to take a pigeon, apparently.
That is interesting. Well, she certainly nailed it...

Boosted LS1

20,183 posts

229 months

Friday 9th July
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The pic above is a male. Not sure what's being nailed though.

As for the sea eagle catching that gull I'm quite surprised. I'd have expected a gull to out manouvre an eagle at low level but clearly not.


Who me ?

7,312 posts

181 months

Friday 9th July
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Nice, as a kid in the West Highlands I often saw Black Backs taking smaller birds and as kid I often saw my uncles tethering Black backs on the wheel houses of fishing boats to keep smaller Gulls at bay.

sir humphrey appleby

1,489 posts

191 months

Tuesday 13th July
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Jasandjules said:
Nature is cruel. But at least the Eagle got a meal.

We had a pigeon nailed by a sparrowhawk right outside our lounge window a few weeks ago... He stripped the breast clean..
Why is it cruel? As you say it is nature and this is what these amazing creatures do.
Would it be cruel for that gull to take a fish out of the sea and eat it? Although it is very cruel when they will swoop off with you battered sausage!
I don’t want to sound confrontational, just genuinely interested in your opinion.
smile

bungz

1,574 posts

89 months

Thursday 15th July
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littlebasher said:
Could do with some of those Eagles at Whitby

also

Bridlington
Scarborough
Filey
etc
Was in Scarborough the weekend visiting my folks, the gulls are nesting EVRYWHERE.

Grand Hotel must have 100s of nests on it.



Edited by bungz on Thursday 15th July 10:43