Bald Headed Eagle catches salmon

Bald Headed Eagle catches salmon

See how an American Bald Headed Eagle catches a salmon out of the water in full flight.
Fragment from BBC Nature’s Great Events – The Great Salmon Run:
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37 thoughts on “Bald Headed Eagle catches salmon

  1. Michael Kane

    And remember you stupid Americans tried to kill them all a few years ago. Canada had to help you repopulate Bald Eagles by giving you some of ours.

  2. Horace Hogsnort

    I don’t know what schittferbraynes named this magnificent bird the “bald headed” eagle when “white headed eagle” would’ve been more appropriate, but he shudda had his butt kicked for doing it!

  3. RikkiTikkiTavi

    All those salmon were already dead, and probably planted by the camera team for the shot.

  4. andrew shourd

    wow, such a cool video, it is easy, with slow motion, especially on the third one, the eagles intent, how many milliseconds are slotted for ‘claws ready’ , for ‘snatch the prey’ and then back to flight, never skipping a beat, simply amazing….

  5. XxzealotforlifexX

    Why the Tf did we choose a bald eagle as our national bird. It’s one of the smallest eagles in the world and only eats little fish.
    Basically a glorified seagull tbh πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  6. mateuszmattias

    I wonder, with those talons, even if they were to drop the fish if it would have any chance of surviving, or if the fish is pretty much doomed anyway due to injuries?