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A note on this photo. I had just dialed my camera up to full zoom, which means past the point of any hope of good resolution. I know this, but I can't resist getting as close as I can to these birds. When the eagle launched itself a Redtail hawk swooped out of nowhere and buzzed the eagle. Both birds reared up at each other for a split second, wings and tails fully extended. That was too much for a covey of quail in the brush on the river bank to my right and they flushed with a sound like a mighty rushing wind. And suddenly they were all gone.
That was a great moment. Wish I'd been videotaping.