One Man's Paradise

In your dream


“Go away!”

“No you go away! This is my fish.”

“I am bigger than you are. Beat it.”

“So what. I am smarter than you are.”

Although I don’t speak Eagle nor Raven, I am sure something like that was exchanged between these two.

The unwritten rule in the bald eagle kingdom is that one eagle feasts on a fish at a time. Other eagles may be lingering around, but they have to await their turn. Interestingly other birds, like ravens, magpies, and seagulls are tolerated to nip at the fish at the same time.

This is the first time that I have observed a shouting match between a raven and an eagle, maybe because it was a juvenile bald eagle, who is still learning, or maybe it was a particular feisty raven?