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Sunday, January 16, 2011

What is it?

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Around noon today, I saw this thing glide in and beautifully land on this very high electric pole. I think it's an eagle. Perhaps a baby eagle. If so, the thrilling thing about it is it's about three blocks from my house, which is no where near the country or a wetlands or a forest. Although, both sides of the road are open fields (really, big empty lots). Anyway, it was too high up and the sky was too bright to get a very good look at with the eye, and apparently with my camera, too.

Here's a view of the wider scene. The bird is on top of the highest pole.

And, if you want to see a better picture of an eagle, go here. If you're interested in bird counting dedication, you'll want to read that story, too.

Posted by Marie at January 16, 2011 4:26 PM

Comments

I'd need a closer look to have any chance at identifying it. Bald eagles are starting to move into populated areas where they never used to be. Not sure what's responsible for that.

Posted by: Rob Author Profile Page at January 16, 2011 5:29 PM

If I had a better camera with a better lens... maybe someday. Rob, I find them to be fascinating bird. I'd love to see them around here.

Posted by: Mariecarnes Author Profile Page at January 16, 2011 6:35 PM

Very cool! Young bald eagles are brown and adults are huge, so it's probably not an eagle. :( I'd guess it is a hawk or falcon of some sort.

Posted by: joe Author Profile Page at January 16, 2011 10:26 PM

Thanks, Joe. I did not know that.

Posted by: Marie Author Profile Page at January 16, 2011 10:58 PM

First of all, it is NOT the thing in the doorway that left Frosty's body spread out on the lawn a couple of weeks ago. Of that I'm sure.

What color was it? It looks a bit bleached out like the power pole.

Posted by: Dave E. Author Profile Page at January 17, 2011 8:50 PM

LOL, Dave, I bet you're right. As for the color of this bird, the sky was so bright, it was impossible to tell. I'm sure that pole is bleached out by the sun and weather, but probably not as white as shown in the picture. If the weather's good this weekend, I may go back to see if it's still around.

Posted by: Marie Author Profile Page at January 17, 2011 8:56 PM

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