Bald Eagle performs a perfect ‘dash and dine.’ I was observing two young eagles perform some aerial play low to the ground when suddenly one broke away and dived. Without missing a beat, it snatched something off the ground and took off in the other direction. As it did, I could see it had grabbed a Prairie Dog.
It proceeded to land on a nearby pole where the young eagle spent almost an hour devouring its catch. As you can see, this bird has been banded at some point previously. I am going to have to sit down with my pictures and see if I can get enough numbers off of the bands to report it. It is always interesting to learn the history of where they came from.
Taken on Friday, December 4, 2015 in Adams County, Colorado. Scroll down to view the complete series.