Bald Eagle attacks Magpie

In Bald Eagles, Pictures by D

Get out of the way!

A massive bald eagle attacks a magpie in the Alaskan tundra. The bald eagle doesn’t feed on magpies, preferring fish. This magpie got too close to the eagle while it was feeding, leading the bald eagle to attack the perceived threat to its food.

The bald eagle absolutely dwarfs the magpie– itself not a small bird. This image helps add some contextualizing scale to this majestic bird-of-prey.

Stock Image #20111122-110826