[wisb] Sharpie, Bald Eagles

  • From: Rory Cameron <rory_cameron@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Wisbird Net <wisbirdn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 3 Nov 2009 17:24:08 -0600

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

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