This past Wednesday morning as I was driving home, and along the bluff road to our house there were several bald eagles perching in trees. I drove a little ways, and suddenly one flew up from just beside me. It seemed that it was standing on the steep bank, and my driving by it caused it to take flight through the trees.
What I found fascinating was that eagle made a half circle around in front of me, landed in a tree branch just over our road, and attacked another eagle sitting in that tree. As I drove under the tree they both took flight, one after the other; but when the last one left it flew high, then, made a dive bomb attack on the other one.
A few minutes later I stepped on on the front porch or our house, and though I could not see the eagles I heard the screeching speech of an eagle. It was a continued piercing screeching sound, clearly that of an eagle. They were on the other side of the hill that rises slowly to the South of our home.
They are majestic birds. Wonderful to watch. I had never seen them behave that way before. That is why I have the question marks on the end of the title. It may have just been a domestic dispute. It may have been a dominance dispute as well. It is interesting here on the banks of Flat Creek.