Tuesday, March 26, 2013

March 25, 2013: Immature Bald Eagle

Immature Bald Eagle. 3/23/13 (Wolf. Oesterreich)
Immature Bald Eagles have been a constant presence for most of the month. Lately, a group of 3 have been hanging out out together. I've seen them perched in the trees at or near the bluff area. A 4-year bird (not quite complete white head and tail) and 1 to 2 adults have also been observed. Sometimes you may have the privilege of watching an eagle dive-bomb at a group of waterfowl on the south lake, either for "fun" or to locate a potential meal. On the 20th, I saw two large birds fly from the Skunk River area over to the south lake. I soon realized that it was an adult Bald Eagle chasing a Greater White-fronted Goose. The eagle matched exactly the goose's turns as they circled over the water. After a minute the eagle broke off and flew back towards the river.

Wolf. Oesterreich


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