In her wandering adolescents the young eagles has had to develop different strategies to tackle each of the various animals she hunts.
As spring moves into early summer, so new life begins bringing new opportunities for her.
Protected by its mother this young calf is safe from attack, the eagle must seek more vulnerable prey.
A new born calf is in much greater danger, lacking the strength to keep up with its mother, it must remain alone and unprotected in the reeds. The calf’s only defense is absolute stillness.
The young eagle is less agile through the forest than across the open field but the cover of trees helps to cover her attack.
Giving the calf’s mother no chance to defend it. A red deer calf is the biggest prey she is ever likely to tackle; it will feed her for several days.