WATCH: Bald Eagle in WNY Hunting Ducks On Niagara River
What a cool site to see.
Once in a while you will hear of people seeing bald eagles in certain spots in Western New York--Zoar Valley people often see them, but also in some places that you might not exactly think--like Chestnut Ridge Park.
An avid fisherman in the area, Deniz Kreze posted a video of a bald eagle that was hunting along the upper Niagara River on Wednesday.
A lot of people did not even know that eagles will prey on ducks. Commonly, folks think that they just catch fish.
Depending on where they live, some Bald Eagles eat mainly fish; others subsist mostly on other birds, such as gulls and geese. But mammals, like rabbits, lambs and, yes, even adorable kittens, are typically an uncommon item on the menu", according to Audubon.com
The Bald eagle is an America Endangered Species Act success story, too. In the 1970s, the bald eagle was on its way to becoming extinct, but after conversation efforts they were taken off the list in 2007.
Did you know?
The oldest known bald eagle in the wild was at least 38 years old. It was hit and killed by a car in New York in 2015. It had been banded in New York state in 1977.