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Eagle Gets Double-crested Cormorant

Eagle N Double-crested Cormorant
I set out early this morning (3.8.2019) to capture a Double-crested Cormorant for a blog post I am working on. 

I was going to photograph this Double-crested Cormorant if it came in closer to shore, but it got snatched up. This female Eagle that was flying around overhead and decided it was time to share a meal with its mate. It had located the Cormorant and was hovering above it at about twenty-five feet. With a fast descent, it grabbed it and was off with the catch. 

She was having a hard time gaining any elevation with the Cormorant in its talons. It took a low-level turn and headed back to the shoreline.  

From where it was captured, in the Guemes Channel near Cooks Cove, the Eagle skipped the Cormorant across the water all the way in.

I was fortunate that she decided to head closer to my location. Giving me a much closer opportunity and better lighting conditions for the image. Believe me, I WAS jumping for joy that this was playing out in front o…

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