Two sightings of Bald Eagle at Lake Bomoseen. Lake is now 85% frozen
over. Reasonable probability of two separate birds since two were seen and
photographed on 12/27/2011. The first bird was heard before it was seen as it
approached from the north around a "blind corner" and the regular swish of
the wing beat was observer's initial alert! The other sighting was of an
eagle on the ice. The eagle's position upon vacating the spot was taken up
by four crows one of which was observed pecking insistently at the ice.
The inference being that the food source for both the eagle and the crows was
actually frozen in the ice. Yes/No?
Lake Bomoseen-Castleton (2360 acres), Rutland, US-VT
Jan 7, 2012 8:50 AM - 10:35 AM
Comments: Observer was undertaking a Bald Eagle Survey hence time was
not spent counting other birds in general. Temperature 30-34 degrees F.
Observations made from several stations around the lake. Lake is now
approximately 85% frozen over.
Common Goldeneye X
Hooded Merganser X
Common Merganser X
Common Loon 2
Bald Eagle 2 The two adult eagle sightings were about 20 minutes
apart. One sighting, the bird was in flight the other on the ice. Probability
of two birds reasonably high since two were seen and photographed together
at the lake on 12/27/2011.
American Coot 16 Coot were observed, close to shore, on east side off
Avalon Beach Road.
Downy Woodpecker X
Hairy Woodpecker X
Blue Jay X
American Crow X
Black-capped Chickadee X
Pine Siskin 24 Single flock with a few goldfinches mixed in.
American Goldfinch X
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