As we left the Klamath Basin Wildlife Refuge and headed back to our camp at the Lava beds N.M. I saw this bird on the road far up ahead of us. I knew right away by the size, we had an eagle and it was feeding on something in the road. That something turned out to be a Great Blue Heron. My thought was that the heron got hit by a car but talking to those who would know later on, they said it was highly unlikely a Great Blue would ever get hit by a car. The best case senario was the eagle killed the heron and was unable to carry it off or lost it's grasp and the bird fell to the road. We were able to park a reasonable distance away and observe for only a short time before the eagle flew off.
This is linked to World Bird Wednesday