Bald Eagle Devours Prey Over Icy Central Park Waters

On Sunday, park-goers witnessed a magnificent bald eagle chasing another bird (believed to be a seagull) over the Central Park Reservoir.

Twitter user @emilybernay posted a video of the encounter, which ends in a victory for the eagle. Since going live, the video has been retweeted over 300 times.

Another Twitter user, @SandraBirdlover, caught these close-ups of the hunt.

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bald eagle hunts seagull

Manhattan Bird Alert told Patch that witnessing a scene like this is “quite rare, something you would not expect to see every year,” but that the Reservoir is a good winter hunting spot for eagles and falcons.

According to a January 23 post by Urban Hawks, “At least two bald eagles have been visiting Central Park over the last few weeks.”

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