That is simply another reason why this month has gone to the birds.

A wildlife photographer in Canada captured unbelievable photos of a younger eagle making an attempt to eat a plastic duck earlier than realizing it wasn’t meals, British information company SWNS studies.

Fifty-two-year-old David Howells took the pictures of the eagle in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, on March 22. Howells was capable of get his digital camera out previous to the eagle swooping down with its talons prolonged on what it thought was prey.

The immature bald eagle was seen swooping down to select up the duck on the weekend earlier than attempting to take a chunk out of it and tossing it away. (Credit score: SWNS)


“Right now of 12 months the eagles turn into very energetic,” Howells stated. “The lake freezes over throughout the bitter climate. We have really simply obtained over the most important quantity of snowfall ever. The bald eagle really has a really excessive pitched squark so I heard it coming and caught it completely because it swooped in.”

Nevertheless, the younger eagle could have mistaken the rubber duck for prey, solely to be stunned, Howell defined.

The snaps were taken at Quidi Vidi in St. John's, Newfoundland on 22 March. (Credit: SWNS)

The snaps had been taken at Quidi Vidi in St. John’s, Newfoundland on 22 March. (Credit score: SWNS)

“At first it regarded just like the immature bald eagle was tending to it as if it had been a chick,” he stated. “However then it went to take a chunk out of it, realized it wasn’t edible, and simply threw it away.”

Based on the Nationwide Eagle Middle, bald eagles primarily have a eating regimen consisting of fish, however can even eat quite a few different animals, together with birds, squirrels, raccoons and rabbits.

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Bald eagles are not thought-about endangered within the U.S., in keeping with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Nevertheless, each bald and golden eagles “are protected beneath the Bald and Golden Eagle Safety Act and the Migratory Chicken Treaty Act,” the company notes.