|Eagle #1 peacefully watching surroundings.|
|1st eagle turns to face incoming eagle|
Being a weekday morning, there were very few visitors on the refuge when I arrived. I headed back to the area where there is a photo blind by the water. I had not pulled far down the road when I saw one of the young eagles fly in. I cut the car off and sat and watched. Was I in for a show. A game of "King of the Tree" followed. The first one flew in and landed in a tree just checking out the surroundings.
This play attack behavior went on for about 10 minutes. Both eventually settled down in the same tree and sat for some time.
|2nd eagle assumes attack posture.|
|Fake out play attack.|
|2nd eagle flies off, circles and repeats incoming attack|