"WHAT WE'VE GOT HERE IS A FAILURE TO COMMUNICATE" - Bald Eagle & Black-billed Magpie

March 17, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

"WHAT WE'VE GOT HERE IS FAILURE TO COMMUNICATE"

Bald Eagle & Black-billed Magpie - 6 Photos

 

It's that infamous line from the 1967 film, "Cool Hand Luke".

 

Continuing on from the post, "Parent Potential", eventually the male adult Bald Eagle took flight, leaving his female partner preening on her branch of the tree. Not long after, arrived the inevitable Black-billed Magpies  but only one appeared to have the courage (or something) to come in close to the eagle (Photo #1).

 

Adult Bald Eagles appear more likely to stand their ground (or branch) in this case. They know who is in charge, while the immature eagles seem to take more of a defensive approach.

 

Am not certain if this magpie was just interested in the preening activities of the eagle of its magnificent feathers or whether it was just waiting for the right moment to be the most annoying. In either case, this female just did not care. 

 

And I can relate to Photo #4, particularly when I am in wildlife photographer mode. 

 

Photo #5 has been captioned, "Twins" which is a movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger & Danny DiVito as two fraternal twins who are re-united as adults. A Bald Eagle & a Black-billed Magpie - who knew??? :)

 

PHOTO #1

PHOTO #2 - "WHAT WE'VE GOT HERE IS FAILURE TO COMMUNICATE"

PHOTO #3

 

PHOTO #4 - Isn't it annoying when you are enjoying the serenity of your surroundings & a complete stranger comes along, sits beside you & won't stop chattering! :) 

PHOTO #5 - AVIAN VERSION OF THE MOVIE "TWINS"

PHOTO #6 - Finally, solitude & peace is restored.

 

 


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