2 More Bald Eagles..What a flight display!!


Merlin Munching(photo by Pat)

Today was a short day,we expected a few left over raptors to fly through today,which had come fairly close yesterday and continued onward this morning. Walter spotted a Bald Eagle waaaay out over the lake around 9:13am. He and I watched it for many minutes as it circled and began flying towards the shore. Betty joined us and soon so did Beryl,Colin arrived towards the end of it all. The immature Bald Eagle came into the shoreline,along infront of our watch position and began circling again. It drifted back to where "The Big Poplar" is and just as Walter got the prophetic words "lets see if its waiting for someone" out,a 2nd immature Bald Eagle joined the first! What a sighting!! Later Walter and others saw a Merlin eating a Goldfinch,in a bare tree,bluff-side.


Here is a short video clip I put together.


Bald Eagles Over Rosetta


The final total was:

Osprey...........................2

Bald Eagle.....................2(immatures..2nd year? at 9:13am)

Sharpshinned Hawk....3

American Kestrel........2

Merlin...........................1

Total............................10

Watch Friday Sept. 3rd's weather. Right now its setting up for a big day. There is to be a substantial rain on Thursday,followed by Northwest winds on Friday. That should mean good conditions for a large movement of raptors. It may change but worth watching.

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