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Re: eagles

Quite generous of you, David.  Did you have a camera at the ready?

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> Hey Daryl 
> Watching a bald eagle catch salmon or trout is a great experience. But they 
> get many of their fish from stealing them from Osprey in mid-air. When 
> Linda (my wife) and I were in Kodiak I caught a nice 18" Dolly Vardon and we 
> happened to look up and see an eagle staring down at us. Usually I catch 
> and release but this time we offered the hapless fish to the eagle who after 
> we backed off quite a ways swooped down and took it off the rock we perched 
> it on. They truly are majestic creatures. 
> DF 
> http://www.atouchofthetropics.net 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Daryl" 
> To: 
> Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2005 8:14 AM 
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] mustard/kale/birds 
> > Lucky you! I saw them catching Salmon in Alaska. Remarkable birds. Some of 
> > the fish were huge. 
> > 
> > d 
> > 
> > 
> >> We have dozens of bald eagles around where I live...it is so awesome to 
> >> go over to the little boat access area just outside our town and watch 
> >> the eagles as they fly back and forth over the river, following the 
> >> stream bed, while they hunt...and if you are very lucky by being 
> >> patient, you get rewarded by getting to watch them swoop down to the 
> >> river and catch up a big ol' fish in their talons and fly away with it. 
> >> Every time I drive in or out of town you can see them...some sitting in 
> >> the trees, some hunting, others just cruising on the air currents. 
> >> Amazingly beautiful creatures. And to think some yo-yo in government 
> >> wants to take them off the protected species list... 
> >> 
> >> 
> >> 
> >> Melody Hobert-Mellecker 
> >> Director, Stewardship & Religious Education 
> >> St. Joseph's Parish, Hills, IA 
> > 
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