Birds - JUST OFF THE ROAD: Images by Bill Stekelberg
Bald Eagles Courting Spiral

Bald Eagles Courting Spiral

After the female sings her song and attracts a male, the two fly together, spiraling upward, until they suddenly lock talons. Then the two tumble down from high in the sky until they almost crash into the earth, at which time they separate and fly away. This is courting, not mating. Speculation is that the female finds out just how healthy this male is before accepting him as a mate.

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