Saturday, August 22, 2009

In a flash

A bald eagle snatches a small fish from a northern Wisconsin lake.

The eagle was wearing metal bands on both legs from the Wisconsin DNR.

It grasped the fish tightly in one talon as it flew off.

The eagle didn't fly far before it landed on the lake shore and ate the fish. This bird was known to frequent the lake and would watch fisherman closely looking for any injured fish they released. It seemed pretty tolerant and allowed me to get close enough to take the last photo before flying off.

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