Subject: [Tweeters] Red-tailed Hawk vs Bald Eagle photos Date: Jul 9 22:30:21 2009 From: M Brown - borealis at seanet.com
I stumbled upon a fairly new mitigated wetland adjacent to the Puyallup River recently. While visiting today I was able to get a few photos of a Red-tailed Hawk harassing a Bald Eagle right overhead. They aren't extremely sharp as I was aiming straight up and struggling with the sun, but I posted four of the best at: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=102660&id=1386166613&l=d7ad <http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=102660&id=1386166613&l=d7ad405867>405867 <http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=102660&id=1386166613&l=d7ad405867> . Also of interest was the largest assembly of Killdeer I have personally witnessed. No fewer than two dozen were on a small island in the wetland near Levee Road. When I arrived, they were spread across the island or nearby, most foraging for food. At one point they all assembled on the east and west shores of the island for what seemed almost like communal bathing, with individuals splashing in the water in turn, never more than two or three at a time as the others stayed near the shore. I'll post those photos later.