[Bristol-Birds] 3 Bald Eagles - Russell County, VA

  • From: Thomas Hunter <opiehunter@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Bristol Birds <bristol-birds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, buchanan co bc <bcbirdclub@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, virginia birds <va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2010 18:16:58 -0700 (PDT)

This morning I birded the Clifton Farms Road area of Russell County. As I 
turned toward the river on Kent's Ridge Road I saw a mixed kettle of Vultures. 
There was another bird below the kettle. It was an adult Bald Eagle. It had the 
white tail and head but still had some gray on both. I also saw an Osprey, 3 
Great Blue Herons and a Great Egret in a field across the river. About a half 
hour later on Clifton Farms Road there was another small kettle of vultures and 
this time there were 2 Bald Eagles, one juvenile and an adult with a bright 
white tail and head. The adult headed back towards the Clinch River and in a 
couple of minutes the juvenile started a chirping call and headed in the same 
direction. I saw another Bald Eagle later but it was probably a juvenile and I 
could not be positive that it was not the one seen earlier. 
Other birds of interest:
Clifton Farms
Loggerhead Shrike
Red-tailed Hawk
Coopers Hawk
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Blue Grosbeak
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Stuart's Pond
3 Solitary Sandpipers
2 Killdeer
1 Great Blue Heron
25 Canada Geese

Tom & Laverne Hunter
Russell County Bird Club
Lebanon, VA


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