Golden eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) are one of the largest raptors in North America. An adult golden eagle is dark brown with a golden sheen on its nape and crown (head and neck). The back can also show a golden color. … Continue reading
During the winter birds of prey are abundant on telephone poles, bare trees, fence posts and other perches. When Leonard and I drive about we make a game of counting raptors, always attempting to set a new record for birds … Continue reading
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This week our weather became significantly colder with nighttime temperatures falling to 10° F and a little snow. With the change in weather, Leonard and I saw several unexpected avian visitors in our yard. These birds did not linger, so … Continue reading
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Leonard and I saw a ferruginous hawk (Buteo regalis) swoop down into a snowy overgrown field while driving near our home (Lookout CA). When it did not immediately take flight again, I decided the hawk must have caught its prey. … Continue reading
A golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) was sitting on a power pole about a mile from our house Modoc County CA). Leonard and I were delighted to see it, since golden eagles, unlike the much more common bald eagles, are fairly rare. … Continue reading