Monday, January 5, 2009

Air attack

One of the memorable moments of the Los Vaqueros hike was a standoff of sorts between a golden eagle and a red tailed hawk.

Circling and squawking they glided above us as they sized each other up as they vied for control of the airspace. The aerial stare down lasted until the hawk folded his wings and with talons extended dove at the eagle.

The hawk missed as they passed but the eagle moved on to another section of sky none worse for their brief fight.

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