Crows Bully Eagle

Crows tagging an Eagle over West Seattle
Crows tagging an Eagle over West Seattle

While I was out and about I heard a crow commotion in the sky.  There they were tagging and raking an eagle.  They took turns running over his full wing span.   The direction was from wing tip to tip or over his back.  Each time they did it I heard this squeak come out of the eagle.  Not a very regal eagle sound I thought.  When I got home, I noticed that even though this was with my little Canon Elph camera it was clear this was not a white-headed adult.  This immature eagle was crying uncle to these three crow bullies.   Stop stop… I don’t like this game he was crying out.



  1. We often used to see crows harrassing the eagles flying over us when we lived on the mid-north coast of New South Wales, Australia. It used to fascinate us as the eagle was huge but it didn’t deter the crows at all. Gutsy birds!

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