Bald Eagle With Transmitter...73 Raptors...YTD...2311

Lets start things off with Walters note to me, as I left abit early today.
Hey Frank,
Well, I hate to tell you but you missed a wonderful sighting this afternoon. An adult Bald Eagle flew right between the trees on the side of the bluffs and came along towards Hugh, Mark and myself. It made a slight left turn as it got closer and then it was blown up and over top of us by the strong south-west wind hitting the bluffs. As it came in to the park it was no higher than the tree tops. Absolutely incredible! And if that wasn't amazing enough, the bird had a radio transmitter pack on it's back!!! Check the photo out, you can see the antenna just to the left of the tail. After realizing that I was the only person there with a camera, it literally took me less than 10 seconds to reach in to my backpack and snap this shot! I've never taken a photo so quickly in all my life!!! WAY TO GO WALTER! I have submitted the photo and sighting information to Bird Studies Canada.

We also had great views of several Peregrine Falcons. Terry 2(Terry Whittam) sent these 2 great shots. This bird looks like a very northern bird, Im checking.  Thanks to Terry for the use of his shots.

We had some lovely close views of Northern Harriers as well. Thanks to Terry 2 for this shot too.
A local Turkey Vulture came very close too, for Terry to capture.


Today's bird totals:
1-Osprey
1-Bald Eagle(2:45, adult w/transmitter pack)
11-Northern Harriers
43-Sharpshinned Hawks
6-American Kestrels
3-Merlin
8-Peregrine Falcons
73-Total Raptors

Thanks to Mark, Hugh, Terry2, Betty, Carol, Gunner, Berle, Ron, Jean, Cori, and of course Walter.

2 comments:

Walter Fisher said...

I guess I shouldn't complain but my shot makes the Eagle appear much higher in the sky than it actually was!

BIGFRANK said...

No its great U got any evidence of it at all. Im interested to hear if we can find out information about the eagle.