These juvenile Bald Eagles are attempting to lock talons, a skill they will need later in life:

Cartwheel practise - Witless Bay Ecological Reserve

Cartwheel practise – Witless Bay Ecological Reserve

Mature Bald Eagles in the advanced stages of courtship will lock talons high up in the air and plummet towards the ground, spinning around in what is often called a ‘cartwheel display’. And yes, they will let go before it’s too late…