Exciting feathered friend news! There was an article
in the Sunday Washington Post that sent us off on a bald eagle hunt
in the freezing cold!
We drove over to Fort Foote Park, and actually saw our first eagle on
the way. It was really exciting. I couldn’t tell at first if it was a
hawk or a vulture, but then I saw the white head and got a clear view.
It was unmistakably a bald eagle.
It was really cold at the park, so we headed off to a few other locations,
but didn’t see any more eagles. We had some hot chocolate and went home
to warm up!
In further exciting bird news…
woodpecker has become a frequent visitor to one of our bird feeders.
It’s quite large and only comes when nothing else is knoshing. And, as
if that weren’t exciting enough. Art saw a coopers
hawk perched in a tree in our backyard today! It sat there long enough
for him to make an accurate identification in comparison to the broad-winged
hawk he had seen recently. That makes 31 species Art has identified in
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