Eagle vs. Osprey

Before heading to Halifax this morning, we stopped again at the PEI National Park for a what turned out to be an exciting hike. We set off in one direction but were positively swarmed by mosquitoes, and so headed back to the car for some Cutter. Once there, we decided on a shorter route, and quickly passed an osprey nest.

About a quarter mile on, we took a little side trail that led to a lake (or an estuary? I haven’t a clue), where we saw a large bird moving quickly toward us. Then we realized it was an osprey in pursuit of an eagle, presumably because the latter had strayed too close to the nest. Then… It was on.