Control The Pole

"Iz mah pole." :| Stewart The Bald Eagle is pretty serious about his pole here on LBI. If the Holgate Wildlife Refuge ever became part of the Island wide beach replenishment, you can bet Stewart would not sign an easement to the Army Corps of Engineers.
“Iz mah pole.” šŸ˜ Stewart The Bald Eagle is pretty serious about his pole here on LBI. If the Holgate Wildlife Refuge ever became part of the Island wide beach replenishment, you can bet Stewart would not sign an easement to the Army Corps of Engineers for access to his precious pole.
Taking the highest perch make Stewart a target though, and just about every Raptor on LBI has taken a swipe at him. Even this Northern Harrier (NOHA) abandons its low flight patterns to harass poor Stewart.
Taking the highest perch makes Stewart a target though, and just about every Raptor on LBI has taken a swipe at him. Even this Northern Harrier (NOHA) abandons its low flight patterns to harass poor Stewart up in the stratosphere.
"Wazzzat???"
“Wazzzat???”
"FOOOOBBBBZZZZZ!!!!!!11!!"
“FOOOOBBBBZZZZZ!!!!!!11!!”
Since the fishing has been dreadful on LBI, Stewart has resorted to some old fashioned scavenging. In this case, he has left his pole to chase down a PEFA (Peregrine Falcon) that has just made a fresh kill. As you can see, the PEFA dropped its lunch when Stewart murderballed him with a big chase, and now Stewart is about to hijack the PEFA's meal.
Since the fishing has been dreadful on LBI, Stewart has resorted to some old fashioned scavenging. In this case, he has left his precious pole to chase down a PEFA (Peregrine Falcon) that has just made a fresh kill. As you can see, the PEFA has dropped its lunch when Stewart murderballed him with a big chase, and now Stewart is about to hijak the PEFA’s meal.
"Now lemme see. What duz PEFA has for lunch today? I hope iz regular burd. Mr. Norfside says no shoreburdz!"
“Now lemme see. What duz PEFA has for lunch today? I hope iz regular burd. Mr. Norfside says no shoreburdz!”
Bonus shot: can you ID the lunch the Peregrine caught and the Eagle hijaked?
Bonus shot: can you ID the lunch the Peregrine caught and the Eagle hijaked?
nom nom nom nom nom nom
nom nom nom nom nom nom
Overdoing it with the disgusting bird eating shots, but it appears the Eagle is about to scarf down the entire foot of that animal.
Overdoing it with the disgusting bird eating shots, but it appears the Eagle is about to scarf down the entire foot of that animal.
"How duz you perch on this anyway??" Curiously, while the Eagle was eating the lunch he hijacked from the Peregrine, the PEFA came by and stole the pole. I'm not sure what was going on here, but in the 1000s of PEFA photos on the Readings, you won't find one with a Peregrine perched on that pole. They never perch there. Was it revenge? Jealousy? Or just coincidence?
“How duz you perch on this anyway??” Curiously, while the Eagle was eating the lunch he hijacked from the Peregrine (no eating on the Pole), the PEFA came by and stole the pole. I’m not sure what was going on here, but in the 1000s of PEFA photos on the Readings, you won’t find one with a Peregrine perched on that pole. Peregrine FalconsĀ never, ever perch there. Was it revenge? Jealousy? Dominance? Sour grapes? Or just coincidence?
"Uh oes. Gotta' go"
“Uh oes. Gotta’ go”
Well, despite the fact that the Peregrine had provided Stewart with his tasty mid-day nom nom, Stewart was none to pleased when he saw the PEFA adorning his precious pole.
Well, despite the fact that the Peregrine had provided Stewart with his tasty mid-day nom nom, Stewart was none too pleased when he saw the PEFA adorning his precious pole.
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Control The Pole
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