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Old 05-26-2018, 06:02 PM
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQNh9Adg3L0

Poor little guy, just about to have himself a nice rabbit dinner. But, he held on as long as he could, wise of him to give up on that rabbit though.
But the fox DIDN’T give up! The eagle ( thief in this case ) did not fly off with the rabbit and that is only fair as he didn’t do the work. Underdog (fox) = 1, Eagle thug = 0
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Old 05-26-2018, 06:44 PM
 
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Default Very Majestic Bird


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hecXupPpE9o

Look at those talons on this big guy.
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Old 05-26-2018, 06:50 PM
 
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Default Golden Eagle Snatches kid


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xb0P5t5NQWM
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Old 05-26-2018, 08:55 PM
 
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You know this video is fake don't you? The group that made it was interviewed on TV.
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Old 05-26-2018, 09:02 PM
 
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You know this video is fake don't you? The group that made it was interviewed on TV.
Lol, I didn't, but after looking I can see it now.
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Old 05-29-2018, 07:10 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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I don't have pictures, but we live on a canal just off a tidal river. Our back yard faces mangroves and a couple of bird rookeries are located due west on small islands in the river. So we see lots of birds as well as other critters activities ( including alligators) as we look outside, and it's fascinating.

The latest bird that seems to have taken up residence in the yard and around close by is a peregrine falcon. I first saw him last week as he flew across the back yard with a mockingbird in hot pursuit. Likely he had designs on the mockingbird's eggs or nestlings, or got too close to the nest, and the mockingbird drove him off as a threat to its young.

The next day, here comes the falcon again, flying across the yard with what looked like a snake in its beak. He got close to the water, and suddenly a bigger hawk of some kind flew out of the mangrove, swooped down near the falcon, though the falcon tore off in the other direction, and got away with his snake. Hard to tell, IMO, whether that bigger bird wanted the falcon or his snake, maybe he figured on a two course meal with the falcon ( he's not a real big bird) and the snake.

It seems as though the falcon decided that the corner of our lanai screen would be a great vantage point for him, there he could see out over the mangrove and into the river. So he spent quite a bit of time there just perusing his surroundings, I guess. Well, we also have a squirrel that sometimes hangs out in the same place, so he showed up when the falcon was sitting on the screen. The squirrel saw him there, snuck up as far as he could go behind the bird, but the bird was not interested in sharing the space with the squirrel. He spread out his wings and opened his beak as birds do when they're threatening something, and the squirrel climbed back down. The squirrel tried climbing up that screen to find a place that wasn't so close to the bird, but the falcon threatened and chased him off wherever he tried to go. The falcon won that round, finally the squirrel took off.

We've seen that falcon several times since then, either hanging out in a tree on the property, or sitting on the corner of that screen enclosure.
That's surprising if indeed a real Falcon because most other birds aren't dumb enough to mess with one. There are more than on Falcon but they are deadly birds.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hpz66RYD110
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