Outback road trip part 6: Eagle versus crow

by John Wilson June. 12, 2021 255 views

An altercation between a wedge-tailed eagle and a crow over some road kill.

Eagle is off in pursuit of Crow. He's not happy.

Eagle is off in pursuit of Crow. He's not happy.

We're in the Flinders Ranges region of South Australia.

We're in the Flinders Ranges region of South Australia.

Three crows and a wedge-tailed eagle are checking out some roadkill (sorry - don't look too closely if such things make you squeamish. You get used to it when you're driving in the outback.)

Three crows and a wedge-tailed eagle are checking out some roadkill (sorry - don't look too closely if such things make you squeamish. You get used to it when you're driving in the outback.)

 One of the crows must have said something, because Eagle is getting really annoyed.

One of the crows must have said something, because Eagle is getting really annoyed.

What did you just say? Yeah, you! On the white post. I'm talking to you.

What did you just say? Yeah, you! On the white post. I'm talking to you.

Oops. I'm out of here.

Oops. I'm out of here.

Think you can get away from me? A wedge-tailed eagle? Think again!

Think you can get away from me? A wedge-tailed eagle? Think again!

Eagle is closing the gap. I know who my money is on. With wing spans in excess of 2 metres the wedge-tails are some of the world's largest eagles.

Eagle is closing the gap. I know who my money is on. With wing spans in excess of 2 metres the wedge-tails are some of the world's largest eagles.

I've got you now.

I've got you now.

But cheeky Crow makes some swift turns and keeps Eagle at bay. Off they fly, zig zagging into the distance.

But cheeky Crow makes some swift turns and keeps Eagle at bay. Off they fly, zig zagging into the distance.

 I think Crow might have just got away with this one.

I think Crow might have just got away with this one.

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Bob Chappell 3 months, 1 week ago

Nice flight shot of the eagle John

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John Wilson Replied to Bob Chappell 3 months, 1 week ago

Thanks Bob! That's nice feedback as I find photographing birds really difficult.

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Thomas Thompson 3 months, 1 week ago

All really nice captures but the one I like best is #17 well done

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John Wilson Replied to Thomas Thompson 3 months, 1 week ago

Thank you! Appreciate the feedback.

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