Getting out of the car, yesterday, outside the grocery store, I heard weird sounds from up above. Never heard gulls sound that way before. As I looked up, I saw two black backed gulls — the largest kind of gull there is — chasing after a bald eagle!
They were close enough for me to see it was an adult eagle, his head was clearly white. He had a hard time with those gulls. Sometime soon, I’ll make a point of taking a picture of a black-backed gull together with an ordinary one, for size reference. They’re huge, and we have lots of them here.
A little later, here at home, I saw another one — or perhaps the same — and this time there four, five crows chasing after him (or her). They all went by our kitchen window.
How annoying it must be, when you’re just out to soar for a while, on a beautiful day in the early Spring … I’d be so MAD if I were an eagle. But we are lucky to get to see this spectacle from the comfort of our own home.