The tide was running strong,so I was drifting fast.I had unknowingly drifted into another eagles territory. Eagles guard their territory like humans guard their properties. They can tell within a meter where their area boundary line is! I think they draw imaginary lines from one island to another?
Maggie came over to me & was greeted by the neighbouring eagle.The ruling eagle will usually fly in behind the interloper & escort it out of it’s territory.If the ruling eagle feels a stronger message needs to be sent, it will get closer.When this happens the interloper will usually invert to use it’s talons as weapons of defence. You can see Maggie inverting & being very vocal about it! Maggie was not injured in the encounter but was forced out of the ruling eagles territory!
I saw her partner “Moe” flying out to aid in her battle.He’s more the strong silent type. These territorial disputes are normally settled without injury.