Went out to watch the Snow Geese today, which put on quite a show. I
estimated well over 500 birds spiraling in the sky and more on the far pond
from the goose viewing area. The dirt road to Brilyea Access was also very
productive. Juncos, White-crowned Sparrows, Tree Sparrows, and Song
Sparrows were all present. Two Ruby-crowned Kinglets hopped and hid around
a raspberry bush. Mallards and 2 Great Blue Egrets active in the creek.
But the moment of excitement came from what I am 99% sure was a Golden
Eagle. I felt crazy thinking this, but nothing else added up, dark brown
under with lighter wing patches, fanned tail, held wings in a bit of a
v-shape, Following it with binoculars, I ruled out basically everything but
a Juvenile Bald Eagle (but this guy was big!). It soared away towards the
cornfield, but later I heard a loud gull-like call that seemed to match the
Golden's call. Anyone else seen this eagle?