[Tweeters] Eagle kills duck at Fill

Byers byers345 at comcast.net
Fri Jul 18 19:45:47 PDT 2008

Hello, Tweeters,

I was at the Montlake Fill late this afternoon and observed a
Bald Eagle dive into Lake Washington, Osprey-like, and grab a duck (perhaps
a Mallard). It then proceeded to slowly swim the approximately 100 feet to
shore dragging the duck. It hauled itself out onto the logs an the north
end of the bay by Laurelhurst with fine dining in mind and proceeded to have
dinner. Kind of gruesome, but interesting. The most interesting thing
about all this was seeing the eagle paddle all that distance with the duck
in tow.

I was taking digiscopic pictures of all this. Most were
worthless, but some came out pretty well! If anyone wants to see one or
two, I'll be happy to send them.

Bill Byers, Seattle

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