Eagle Osprey Conflict
Photo and caption by Jerry Lower
Bald Eagles do not always live up to their patriotic image. I was watching this osprey start to eat a mullet it had just caught when this bald eagle dived towards the osprey. The osprey took off, dropping the fish. The eagle grabbed the fish and was soon being chased by the osprey who did not get it back. The osprey was a slow learner, it was robbed by the same eagle in the same location the next day.
Location: Cedar Key, Florida