Seeing a Golden Eagle is a pretty rare thing for me. When I first started to see bald eagles I would mistake juvenile balds for goldens, but nowadays I am pretty familiar with the differences in their markings.
The eagle count at Blackwater Refuge this year had 7. I got this golden eagle there a little over a year ago.
Golden eagles are basically huge, and can prey on things that are also surprisingly large. Check out this short clip of a deer falling prey:
And see this image from a nest with a feast of foxes (some with radio collars):
Here's a much longer video, that is almost too crazy to believe, but I think it is real and just shows how powerful the golden eagle is.
Nikographer.com / Jon
Sunday, April 4, 2010