I'm excited to share this really neat photo story I came across in our local newspaper this weekend. Those local to this area may have already seen this article in Sundays newspaper.
Virginian-Pilot Newspaper photographer L. Todd Spencer was on assignment at a golf tournament in Williamsburg, VA when he spotted an immature bald eagle perched on a nearby fence. As he began to snap some photos of the eagle he noticed a smaller bird enter into the scene. The smaller bird was a northern mocking. Apparently, the mockingbird was not pleased at the eagle being there and proceeded to let the young eagle know it.
For those that don't know, northern mockingbirds are very territorial birds, especially when they have a nest nearby and will go after almost anything if it thinks that it's nest or young are in danger.
Despite the mockingbirds best efforts, the young eagle stood his grown.
Uneasy peace at last.
If you get a chance check out the online slide show and listen to Todd describe how it all went down: http://hamptonroads.com/2009/05/behind-photos-mockingbird-vs-eagle-williamsburg
Permission was granted to show these photos by L. Todd Spencer, a photographer for the Virginia-Pilot.