Don’t Mess with the Best

Being situate in the Mississippi Flyway, each year we are treated to Eagles who migrate south along the flyway and roost in the trees along the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. We were checking the harbors in the Mississippi River in Portage des Sioux when this young eagle flew by and perched in a tree about 40′ from our car.

Young eagle perched in tree top
Shortly after he sat down in the tree, the Eagle was joined by a large blackbird. The blackbird, who was one of a flock, objected to the eagle encroaching on his territory.eagle in treetop joined by crow
The blackbird seemed to taunt the Eagle which stood up to take flight after the blackbird.Eagle beginning to chase crow
The Eagle stretching his wings to take flight.Eagle taking flight

The Eagle in flight.Eagle in flight

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