[va-bird] Juv. bald eagle in N. Augusta Co.

  • From: "Andrew G. Clem" <losclems@xxxxxxx>
  • To: va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 16:05:25 -0400

My wife and I hiked around the North River picnic area and campground 
yesterday and saw a strange big bird flying overhead. It was very 
big, dark brown with light chest streaks like a female house finch, 
and bold wing markings that match the photo of a juvenile bald eagle 
in the Kenn Kaufman field guide.

We also saw:
2+ Ruffed grouses (photo!?)
5+ Black & white warblers; very noisy -- M, F feeding young
2  N. parulas
1  Worm-eating warbler
2  Phoebes
2  Indigo buntings
2  Goldfinches
5+ Kingfishers
2  WB nuthatches
Plus titmice, etc.

We also heard a raven, some woodpeckers, and an ovenbird very close 
by, but we were surprised by the absence of scarlet tanager or E. W. 
pewee songs.

Later at Todd Lake we saw some blue-gray gnatcatchers.

Andrew Clem


Andrew & Jacqueline Clem
Staunton, VA
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