One of my bald eagles
The other bald eagle
A young bald eagle (one of two)
The remains of my duck after the eagles ate it
The wild ducks that I wish that the eagles would eat instead.
These ducks are on the ground about 50' from the two adult eagles. The eagles stare at them for hours. I would not be a happy duck with that sort of attention.
I'm concerned that these eagles are being habituated to taking livestock, and I'm not sure what to do about this. They're daytime predators; this duck was killed at 11am in the morning. What they're forcing me to do is closely pen my poultry, and now I'm wondering when it will be safe to put lambs out, or even sows with piglets.
This is a problem.
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