Interesting Bird Interaction
- Hello Ruth and list members,
Good description of bird behaviour. It is natural for most species to attack
birds of prey, though my experience is that some don't bother. Maybe there
was some interaction between the tern and the eagle before you made your
observation. On the other hand, maybe the tern was just getting in some
practice on how to handle a bird of prey. The tern would know that the eagle
wouldn't have a chance of catching it in flight and as Golden Eagles use
different hunting strategies it would know it wasn't worth trying.
All the best,
Eddie Chapman, Voss. Norway.
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