It seems that our local pair of mated bald eagles have one if not two chicks now in their nest at the far edge of the salt marsh.
One sign of new mouths to feed is the increased hunting action we have seen taking place around the area.
This afternoon I saw one of the eagles swoop down and hit the water and it sat there for a few seconds and I knew it was trying to get something secured in it’s talons. The eagle suddenly burst up out of the water with a fresh caught duck, and I suspect our unfortunate victim was a ruddy duck.
The eagle flew off toward the nest with baby’s evening meal and I couldn’t believe it when the eagle looked right back at the duck and stared into it’s eyes as the poor little guy was being carried away.