I spent many hours driving around today looking for bald eagles based on many sighting reports from my local friends. I have friends in Shushan who see them all the time, but they always seem to elude me when I am passing through... I've also heard there is one cruising up and down 313 in Arlington quite regularly, so I decided to go on a little tour today.
While looking in a field I've spotted other raptors in before, a woman pulled over and asked if I was seeing anything good, and told me that on her road (Camden Valley Rd. in Shushan, right on the VT border) there were 6 bald eagles (2 adult and 4 juvenile) feeding on a carcass yesterday at the back of a field. I headed over there, hoping to hit the jackpot, but not surprisingly, only a skeleton remained! Then headed back to stakeout a dead deer I'd seen on the side of the road earlier (Juniper Swamp Rd.) to find 2 red tails, and later a Coopers feeding. But alas, no eagles...
I know they are seen quite regularly - just not by me apparently! If anyone local has any feeding frenzies or sites to report where they reliably hang out, could you please post here?
Getting frustrated in Manchester....