As usual the gulls added an extra hazard to the trip. I saw several eagles landing, totally exhausted after battling against the elements and the gulls. The following photographs illustrate the reality of migration and may be a little upsetting to some:
An eagle finds it hard to keep above the waves and the gulls know it
Unbelievably, the exhausted eagle lands on the sea but the gulls don't let go
After a few minutes rest the eagle takes off from the sea! The gulls continue the chase. The eagle is just 100 metres from safety
The relentless assault forces the eagle to settle on the sea a second time. Minutes later the gulls left the scene. The eagle drowned and was swept away by the current.