[wisb] bald eagle pr by Leipsig
- From: "Seegert, Greg" <gseegert@xxxxxxxxx>
- To: "wisbirdn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <wisbirdn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 20:09:56 -0400
All I hadn't seen the pair of bald eagles that nested in my neighbor's cottonwood for quite a while. Sunday afternoon a friend and I were canoeing on the Beaver Dam R and one of the adults was sitting next to the nest. His/her mate was in tree about a quarter mile downriver. The one by the nest let us canoe right under it without moving. A bazillion carp are in the river, which I assume is a staple of their diet (except when they are raiding the farm ducks at my neighbor's). When the eagles are by the nest, now that most of the leaves are gone, you can see them if you look to the east of the cell phone tower that is on CTH J just south of the bridge over the BD River on J, less than a mile from Leipsig. Other birds were scarce along our canoe route, though we did flush GH owls at two places and saw a few rusty blackbirds. One of the owls took off from the woods just downstream of the aforementioned bridge on J. On Saturday while staking out a nearby pond for ducks, this bird and its mate were hooting up a storm between 1700 and 1730. Seems a little early in the season for owls to be dueting. When I walked through this same woods Sat morning, I saw 4 purple finches. Greg Seegert Deerfield, IL #################### 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.
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