Sunday, November 8, 2009

A Golden Day

I had a chance to spend a few hours at the hawkwatch yesterday. For the most part it was rather slow, actually. However, in a interesting twist to the day's outcome, there was a proportionally high amount of Golden Eagles. At one point, we recorded, I believe 9 or so in a 45-minute window of time, while other species were basically a trickle. At one point, we had three eagles soaring together! At least 15 were recorded before the day's end.

This bird was kind enough to fly almost directly overhead. Yes, the image is slightly cropped but it was estimated that it flew about 75 feet over our heads.

A "golden" day, indeed!

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