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A mature Bald Eagle can be seen in a field feeding on the remains of a Black-tailed Deer.
“DOWN TO BARE BONES”
When it comes to diet, the Bald Eagle is an opportunistic feeder. In some areas they feed mainly on fish, especially trout and salmon during the spawning season. They also rely on carrion ( shown) during the winter months. They scavenge carcasses up to the size of whales, though they seem to prefer ungulates and large fish. Bald Eagles prey on raccoons, rabbits, muskrats, beavers and fawns, as well as shorebirds, like ducks, gulls, coots, egrets, geese and grebes. — at Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada.
Taken on Jan 3/2013 at 2:51pm on south Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada.
Camera, Canon 7D
Lens, Canon EF 100-400 L IS USM lens
Taken while sitting in truck across the road, with camera rested on window sill using lens IS, so as not to scare the eagle away.
Taken at 1/250’s at f/5.6, +1 1/3 EV, 400 mm, man white bal, iso 800.
Slight crop off top and left side.