Duck!

Duck!
 
Not the “Look out” type duck, but duck, its for breakfast. I went over to Berry College yesterday morning with the North Georgia Photography Club to photograph the eagles. They were very active early in the morning with Dad catching a squirrel as Mom was hunting. Mom flew in a few minutes later with a duck. It looked like a Cormorant at first, but upon closer review we could see it was a Mallard. In talking with one of the regulars, they had seen a dead Mallard floating at the lake the night before. Eagles are opportunistic hunters in the sense that if they see a dead duck it requires much less energy than catching a live one. They will take road kill often back to the nest or eat it in a nearby tree. You should always be careful driving in an area where eagles are active because of their scavenger habits. They don’t always capture their food like they do on TV where they swoop down and grab the fish from a river!
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 200, shutter speed of 1/200th of a second, Vibration Compensation active in Mode 2 for panning, Sirui N3204X tripod and PH20 Gimbal head, MindShift Gear First Light 30L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronImageMasters, #SiruiPro, #SiruiUSA, #MindShiftGear
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