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My Son plants a food plot each year. I prefer roadkill. Retrieved a Deer carcass from the highway near me and staked it down in my CRP field with a game camera. Just added a second carcass yesterday. In a week the birds in the daytime and Coyotes at night left only hide and bare bones of the first one.

I've got a Eagle nest in a fairly large timber about two miles south of my farm. There are three young Eagles frequenting the food plot plus two adults. I'm wondering if they are family? I watch them come from the South each morning just after daylight.

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There seems to be a pecking order. They all know each other. The two adults are the more patient feeders. But then, as you can see, they are considerably smaller.

I read once the Eagles get their white feathers around five years old. They start losing body mass at that time.


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Amazing pictures. Doesn't look like the carcass will be "bait" too much longer. Need to find more road kill.
 
  
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I really like this picture. If you were a small animal and saw this coming you'd not be having a good day.....



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These last two give you an idea of size. The small birds are Crows.


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Although the young Eagles are much bigger, I prefer the adults. Beautiful birds.



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Here's a couple pics of a Red Tail Hawk. Again for bird size comparison.


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Amazing pictures. Doesn't look like the carcass will be "bait" too much longer. Need to find more road kill.

Yeah, that was the first one. Put out a second one yesterday.
 
  
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That pic really gives the full perspective of the wing span. Great pic!

Thank you. It's pure luck with a Game Camera. I've got 500 pics so far. Several videos too. Coyotes are the "Night Shift". I'll post up some pics of them.
 
 
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