Fast-Moving Turtle

Photograph and text by Ken Arni
From the May 2019 issue

For a few years, I’ve been seeing bald eagles around the bay, hanging out on an osprey platform overlooking the water. I wasn’t sure just what attracted them there. Then one day I saw this eagle take off and dive to the water, snatching a diamondback terrapin! I was so surprised, as I’ve never seen an eagle hunt for turtles. I guess they eat a wider variety of food sources than I thought.