Golden Eagle at El Toro Marine Corps Air Station

Made a quick stop coming into work this morning by the El Toro Marine Base. Ahhhhh… flying overhead is the Golden Eagle that I have heard has been in the area. There was some small bird chasing it.

Golden Eagle being chased by a smaller bird.

Golden Eagle being chased by a smaller bird.

OK, so its not such a small bird chasing it… it is a Red-tailed Hawk (4ft+ wing span).

Golden Eagle being chased by Red-tailed Hawk

At a closer look the smaller bird is a Red-tailed Hawk!

Wow, it is getting close!

Eagle chased by Red-tailed Hawk

The Red-tailed Hawk is getting very close.

ATTACK!!! Flip upside down and get him off my tail!!!!

aerial attack on a Golden Eagle by a Red-tailed Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk attacks the Golden Eagle in an incredible aerial display!

 

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About Dan Lockshaw

Dan is the owner and president of Optics4Birding. An avid nature lover and traveler he has ventured into some of the most remote regions on the planet. As author of the Owling.com website he has spent years promoting the conservation of nature. In contrast he comes from a long career as a senior Program/Mfg engineer in Aerospace design and development.

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