Angry Eagles


This morning, one of the bald eagles at the Fort St. Vrain nest was very upset about something.

She had several different calls. Some sounded like a song bird, others a little like a gull.
https://birdsna.org/Species-Account/bna/species/baleag/introduction

None were the bold dramatic call we hear in movies — that’s actually a red-tailed hawk.

My husband thinks there was a hawk nearby. Spreading her wings out like this looks like an attempt to look bigger than normal.

Her call here sounded a little like a goose.
She cried …
…and cried…
…and cried…
…and cried. She called incessantly for at least an hour.

I didn’t get to see what finally calmed her down. But when I checked the next day, all the eggs were still there.

As always when talking about the St. Vrain Bird Cam, all photographs are courtesy of Xcel Energy.

About coloradogeography

Amy Law is a second-generation Coloradoan with a passion for her native state. This translated into a Master’s degree in Natural Resources from Colorado State University, and continues as a lifelong fascination with how people and nature interact. From family vacations in the station wagon to travel for work, she's covered the state, and everywhere she goes, she finds new things to see and ideas to explore.
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1 Response to Angry Eagles

  1. Wow. Love the spread of the wings shot. Such majestic birds.

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