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Created 12-Apr-16
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The following took place at Theler Wetlands in Washington State. A Bald Eagle gave chase to a Green-winged teal. The teal led the eagle in a series of circles before diving for the river with the eagle hot on its tail. The teal evaded the eagle several times and the eagle continued in pursuit. At some point the eagle gets too close to a pair of Canada Geese and one of them launches itself and takes direct aim on the eagle. The eagle apparently avoids a direct hit. The teal seeks sanctuary between the geese while the eagle makes several passes over the geese and teal.

This all took place over 500 feet from me and the photos are significantly cropped. Additionally, they were flying so quickly it was difficult to keep them in the view finder. Ordinarily I would not post blurry out of focus photos, but I think it's an interesting story.

Bald Eagle, Canada Goose, & Green-winged Teal 1 of 14

Bald Eagle, Canada Goose, & Green-winged Teal 1 of 14

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Bald Eagle, Canada Goose, & Green-winged Teal 2 of 14

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Bald Eagle, Canada Goose, & Green-winged Teal 3 of 14

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Bald Eagle, Canada Goose, & Green-winged Teal 4 of 14

Bald Eagle, Canada Goose, & Green-winged Teal 5 of 14

Bald Eagle, Canada Goose, & Green-winged Teal 5 of 14

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Bald Eagle, Canada Goose, & Green-winged Teal 6 of 14

Bald Eagle, Canada Goose, & Green-winged Teal 7 of 14

Bald Eagle, Canada Goose, & Green-winged Teal 7 of 14

Bald Eagle, Canada Goose, & Green-winged Teal 8 of 14

Bald Eagle, Canada Goose, & Green-winged Teal 8 of 14

Bald Eagle, Canada Goose, & Green-winged Teal 9 of 14

Bald Eagle, Canada Goose, & Green-winged Teal 9 of 14

Bald Eagle, Canada Goose, & Green-winged Teal 10 of 14

Bald Eagle, Canada Goose, & Green-winged Teal 10 of 14

Bald Eagle, Canada Goose, & Green-winged Teal 11 of 14

Bald Eagle, Canada Goose, & Green-winged Teal 11 of 14

Bald Eagle, Canada Goose, & Green-winged Teal 12 of 14

Bald Eagle, Canada Goose, & Green-winged Teal 12 of 14

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Bald Eagle, Canada Goose, & Green-winged Teal 13 of 14

Bald Eagle, Canada Goose, & Green-winged Teal 1 4 of 14

Bald Eagle, Canada Goose, & Green-winged Teal 1 4 of 14