Hitching a Ride on an Eagle

5/18/2015 I was doing another drift down the Rock River near Sterling Rock Falls and when I got to the Eagle nest area I noticed an Eagle took off from a tree along the river in front of me so I took a few photos. I noticed 2 redwinged blackbirds were harassing the eagle but when I got home and looked at the photos I noticed was was riding on the back of the eagle. I will add all the photos. It show the blackbird taking off when the eagle was landing and then flew back toward the eagle and blew by it pretty close.

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Hitching a ride on an eagle


Hitching a ride on an eagle

Hitching a ride on an eagle


Hitching a ride

Hitching a ride


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Eagle & Blackbird

Eagle & Blackbird


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Eagle & Blackbird


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Eagle & Blackbird


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Hitching a ride on an eagle

Hitching a ride on an eagle


Hitching a ride on an eagle

Hitching a ride on an eagle


Hitching a ride on an eagle

Hitching a ride on an eagle


Hitching a ride on an eagle

Hitching a ride on an eagle

About Dave Tackett

Dave Tackett is from Sterling Illinois. An avid fisherman since childhood, he has fished all over the Midwest, mainly the Mississippi River pools 8-19. His home waters are pools 13 & 14. After fishing Bass tournaments for many years, he gave it up to fish for Walleye year round. He now guides and fishes for fun. He likes to take photos of the scenic places he visits on the river and likes to keep a video camera running to get footage for his Walleye DVDs. Photography is now where he most of his time working, using professional DSLR cameras and lens. These photos include landscape around the Mississippi River and the Rock River, river birds like eagles heron, egrets etc.
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