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A Golden Eagle Giving Me the “Eagle-Eye”
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GOOD THING I’m not a jackrabbit or a gopher. Although they are capable of taking larger prey — including bighorn sheep, coyotes, or Sandhill Cranes — Golden Eagles specialize in small and medium-sized mammals.
Golden Eagles also begin courtship here in the American Southwest this time of year, which usually involves aerial displays, vocalization, and stick carrying. Hoping to see this bird again, I’m now carrying sticks. (Click on the image for a slightly bigger view.)