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This spotting is for the Steller's Sea Eagle. The other birds it is defending its meal from are Large-billed Crows (Corvus macrorhynchos - sub japonensis).
On the sea ice in the Pacific off western Hokkaido, Japan.
I actually want to put up a specific spotting for this bird but in the spirit of the photograph mission I couldn't resist showing the interaction between this primary predator and a bunch of free loading crows. Very amusing to watch but even 7 crows weren't enough to make the eagle give up its snack!
Spotted on Mar 1, 2019
Submitted on Mar 22, 2019
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