I often carry binoculars on my four block walk to and from work. Sometimes the effort pays off. Today, while walking home for lunch, I spotted five Bald Eagles soaring high overhead, three mature and two immature. As interesting and exciting as this was, at the same location yesterday at about the same time, a Sharp-shinned Hawk gave me good looks as it flew near the tree tops. It perched for a while, then flew again, suddenly pirouetting and landing in the upper part of a tree. Apparently, another bird joined it for lunch. (We have a surplus of starlings, but I couldn't id the lunch partner.) This is the best look I've had of a sharpie. I've seen three sharpies at this location in the past six weeks. The five Bald Eagles are the most I've seen at one time in Chippewa County. Rory Cameron Chippewa Falls "We come and go, but the land is always here. And the people who love it and understand it are the people who own it—for a little while." Willa Cather _________________________________________________________________ Hotmail: Trusted email with powerful SPAM protection. http://clk.atdmt.com/GBL/go/177141665/direct/01/#################### You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding Network (Wisbirdn). To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn.