The eaglets have been hanging around Dead Creek pretty reliably, but
have also been seen within a 35-mile radius, so it's possible the birds
seen at Shelburne Pond included birds released at Dead Creek.
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From: Linda McElvany [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, September 07, 2004 10:49 AM
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Subject: [VTBIRD] Shelburne Pond Bald Eagles (4)
Last week I stopped at Shelburne Pond to see if the adult Bald Eagle
I had observed earlier in August might still be around. There was one
adult along with an immature (no white on its back at all) in a
shoreline snag by the boat launch. . When I left and drove toward Pond
Road roadside marsh I noticed three eagles soaring above the far west
end of Shelburne Pond. I stopped and watched. They came over me - all
were immatures. What fun they were having soaring and falling - doing
the "I'll swing you and you swing me" ... screaming the entire time.
This went on for several minutes. When I drove off I glanced at a snag
by the hilltop farm and there sat an adult - watching the play as I had
been. So I conservatively counted four. I did not notice leg bands on
these guys but I cannot say I was looking for them. QUESTION: are the
released immatures still hanging around Dead Creek? Linda McElvany -