Thanks for posting that. We live in bald eagle territory here and we also border a wild bird sanctuary. We see them in the sky all the time. They are a joy to watch, as they use the thermals to wind their way higher and higher in the sky. But there is always imminent danger for any wildlife when they are out. Right now, they seem to be on the lookout for young fledgling birds. You can usually tell this because the parent birds (of the little ones) start to pester and bug the eagles in flight. As well, in the farm fields next to us, I think there are a lot of critters the eagles keep an eye out for.
Our cats are wise to them. They seem to always keep their eyes on them if they are flying above. Also, as our cats age (all 15 - 16 now) they tend to remain really close to the house while they are outside.
Eagles are beautiful but can be a concern. Thanks for sharing this.
There are many eagles here, as well as large hawks. When we are camping, we always keep an eye out when the large predator birds are circling - even if they aren't big enough to carry off our Basenji, they will rip them to shreds with those talons, and once they sink their beak into the animal's neck, it's all over.