Soaring high

Bald eagles usually leave humans alone, but when their nest is approached, they will dive threateningly, often with a loud scream, to try to drive the intruder away. 

Lake Minchumina — “EEE-AAAH-EH!”

Spinning around at the sound of the ear-peircing scream behind me, I cringed before an angry diving bald eagle, its savage yellow gaze locked onto mine. At the last instant it wheeled upward, winging swiftly to the steep hillside to perch atop a tall tree.