The eagle has landed

birdBaldEagleBlueSky.jpgIt’s good news for fans of Haliaeetus leucocephalus in Ohio. Bald eagles that is. All-American big birds, rapturous raptors. Gotta love ’em.

Today’s local paper has a terrific photo of what appears to be a juvenile bald eagle. There’s also a good article about the ODNR’s efforts to attract, spot and monitor bald eagles here in Ohio. 2006 is a record-breaking year when it comes to bald eagles in Ohio. It’s exciting and it has us looking forward to doing more things outside as Howie heals. We and I can’t wait until he’s feeling good enough to go birding again. This surgery has given us both a new lease on life. I hope we never take this great gift for granted.

This entry was posted in Nature.

2 thoughts on “The eagle has landed

  1. Wow, that is great that the eagles are doing so well in Ohio! Since I don’t live far from the Mississippi River, we have Eagles around this time of year. There is a town about 10-15 minutes of here called Clarksville that has a lock and dam. This time of year is what they call “Eagle Days”. It is the best time for eagle-watching and there are conservation agents on hand etc. People take lawn chairs, blankets and binoculars and make a day of it 🙂

  2. I seen them over our neighborhood. They were feeding off a deer carcass on Price Road. Quite a site to see, especially so close to town.

    I hear that there is a place where they dump road kill deer somewhere near Howard, Ohio. The newspaper said Knox County has 24 eagles. To bad we don’t have the big bucks for long lenses.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *