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Maine’s thriving population of bald eagles prefers to live alongside the state’s inland rivers and streams. That’s where they can find fish on which to feast.

Today’s trail camera video transports us to one of those scenic spots, somewhere in western Maine, where Allie Ladd of Byron has been hard at work trying to capture footage of our national bird.

With snow-covered riverbanks as the backdrop, the video demonstrates that bald eagles — and crows — aren’t about to pass up a free meal. In this case, it’s a roadkill deer carcass on the early spring menu.

In the first part of the video, two eagles stand over the carrion as a trio of crows scramble for scraps in the background. In the latter portion, with the river flowing in the background, a crow flies into the frame, startling an immature bald eagle into flight.

The adult eagle stands its ground and eventually goes back to his snacking.

Our sincere appreciation to Ladd for allowing us to share his wildlife videos with Bangor Daily News readers.

Pete Warner

Pete graduated from Bangor High School in 1980 and earned a B.S. in Journalism (Advertising) from the University of Maine in 1986. He grew up fishing at his family's camp on Sebago Lake but didn't take...