Saturday, August 21, 2010

Juveniles growing up...

The juvenile eagles are starting to develop more complex behavior - learning how to get another eagle to drop a fish, leave a prime rock and so on... This is probably good since as the fall comes, the adults migrate in and the competition for food starts to get serious.  (bigger)

The posturing is also improving, but the other birds (mostly vultures) don't seem to take them seriously yet... At times I think the vultures like to taunt the young eagles.... (bigger)

It's interesting watching them grow up a bit, thinking they are tougher than they are, thinking that they rule the world, thinking they are invincible... completely unaware that in a few months they will be at the bottom of the social order and hungry more often than not... (bigger)