An eagle ate my starling

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    Max115
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    I was back on Farm X to tag some starlings but I got more than that! An eagle immediately flew by and grabbed the starling that I just tagged at 57 yards.  I wasn't expecting this to happen but I was glad to be able to capture the footage.

    Enjoy!

    Alex

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    ptthere
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    Great video.

    Just be careful, you don't want to shoot an Eagle! Let that falcon bird have his fun and continue after they leave. Good footage.

    PT

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    DirtyDovi
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    Alex,

    Outstanding 'shots'! 
    These birds of pray are awesome, and it's such a blast to get them on film [photo and/or video]
    Man,  you did a fantastic job.  What an awesome experience! [It really came through in your voice]

    Thanks for the share!

    🙂👍 

    Sam –

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    DaveCG-12
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    Thanks for the picture. Birds seem to have hearing that is second to none, and know when the dinner bell is sounded. My "clean up crew", lives about a hundred yards west of the house, a pair of red tailed hawks.

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    Hajimoto
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    The only thing better would have to captured the eagle making the kill before you pulled the trigger, LOL Nice shooting and sharing!

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    gadballs9
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    Eagles are carrion(dead s^*t) eaters. Sure he liked the free buffet. Cool video.

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    marflow
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    if the pellet stayed with the starling and the eagle eat the pellet and it is lead that is problem for the eagle, lead poisoning

    would one pellet do that, unknown  to me but in Washington state we have geese still getting poisoned by old lead shot

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    Hepotter
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    marflow

    if the pellet stayed with the starling and the eagle eat the pellet and it is lead that is problem for the eagle, lead poisoning

    would one pellet do that, unknown  to me but in Washington state we have geese still getting poisoned by old lead shot

     

    If an asteroid of approximately six statute miles in diameter, traveling at approximately 64,000 miles per hour, landed within a 300 mile radius of the tree the eagle is standing on, and subsequently the eagle was struck by lightening, caused by the static buildup on the asteroid's surface as it traveled through the Earth's atmosphere, then the eagle wouldn't give a shit about the lead in the bird…this being due to the presence of numerous and more important personal difficulties at that specific time.  Eagles are clever like that!

     

     

    Kindly 'Ol Uncle 

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    ArmedLeftist
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    Hepotter

    marflow

    if the pellet stayed with the starling and the eagle eat the pellet and it is lead that is problem for the eagle, lead poisoning

    would one pellet do that, unknown  to me but in Washington state we have geese still getting poisoned by old lead shot

     

    If an asteroid of approximately six statute miles in diameter, traveling at approximately 64,000 miles per hour, landed within a 300 mile radius of the tree the eagle is standing on, and subsequently the eagle was struck by lightening, caused by the static buildup on the asteroid's surface as it traveled through the Earth's atmosphere, then the eagle wouldn't give a shit about the lead in the bird…this being due to the presence of numerous and more important personal difficulties at that specific time.  Eagles are clever like that!

     

     

    Kindly 'Ol Uncle 

    That's a lot of "ifs". 

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    Max115
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    @PT  I would never point with a loaded AG at an eagle or animals that I am not there to pest. 

    @sam. Thanks. They are magnificent birds of prey.  Yes I was a bit excited to say the least.  I was just happy to be at the right place with my camera rolling.

    @dave.  I see them eagles all the time when I am at farm X.  Hopefully one of them will get to know my routine when I am tagging the starlings/doves to get a free meal.

    @Haj. thanks and thank you for giving me the guidance and information on how to set up my DIY GoPro side shot!

    @marflow.  with my Crown's power set up running 30fpe, I am confident the pellet was a pass thru at that distance.

    thanks guys, glad you enjoyed the video.

    Alex

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    GoldenStateAIRGUNer
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    Nice video ! Eagles are awesome as are all birds of prey. Years ago while outdoors with a Beeman R1 in .177 cal I was scoping out (literally) a starling in a tree about 15 yrds away. I took the shot and he dropped instantly and hit the ground. The very second he hit the ground a quite large Red Tail Hawk swooped down and snagged his lunch and was off. It startled the heck out of me ! He was watching that starling along with me before I took the shot. I never saw him before I shot and it was like he just appeared out of nowhere. We have big numbers of this variety of hawk in northern California.

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    jamlet
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    "Birds gotta eat same as the worms". Outlaw Josey Whales

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