[Tweeters] Bald Eagle in our tree! / Caryn / Wedgwood

Caryn Schutzler bluedarner1 at seanet.com
Sun Oct 8 12:49:33 PDT 2017

Hello Birders!!

We have just been spending the last (about 11:45-12:15 or so) 1/2 hour to 45 minutes watching a gorgeous adult bald eagle perched in our front Doug fir! As far as I’m concerned, it’s a first for our yard!
But have seen them soar overhead, kindly captured once by Larry Hubbell when here to see our bushtit nest.

Luckily, I was able to get a few nice shots (photos!) of it (I rushed out with my camera, decked out in my owl pjs!!), sometimes gazing down at us. A crow even came and lit on the same branch, seemingly unaware of the bird since none of its fellow cohorts came in to harrass it.

When it eventually flew, off, we saw it finally circling, higher and higher into the clouds. What a thrill!

We had gotten back from a quick trip to Wenatchee where we got to see some CA quail - one mail even had a double “bobber”! Bad hair day or is that an anomaly? Quite comical either way. We also saw a possible Merlin. Not sure. It wasn’t a kestrel, or a sharpie or coopers. My raptor id sadly still suffers.

I don’t know how or why that eagle chose to sit in our tree (nest site survey?? one can only hope…), but what an honor!!

Caryn / Wedgwood

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