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I second Bruce’s observation.  I occasionally see eagles (usually immatures) along the Otter Creek at my banding station less than a mile south of the falls in Middlebury.

Steve Trombulak

On 8/26/16, 11:06 AM, "Vermont Birds on behalf of Peterson, Bruce B." <[log in to unmask] on behalf of [log in to unmask]> wrote:

    Eagles do show up on Otter Creek -- and elsewhere in town.  I've seen them
    on South Street extension and flying over Hanaford just in the last year.  I
    have seen one below the footbridge, near Storm Café, only once, but I have
    seen them also near the covered bridge and below Beldens Falls.
    
    Ospreys also occur not infrequently along the creek, particularly during
    migration.  It's not a bird, but you can sometimes see mink on the rocks
    across from Storm Café.
    
    Bruce Peterson
    
    
    On 8/26/16 5:23 AM, "Janet Warren" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
    
    > I was just about to write and ask if eagles hunt along creeks when I read
    > Barbara Brosnan¹s report. We were having lunch at the Storm Cafe in Middlebury
    > yesterday and were surprised to see what we thought was surely an eagle swoop
    > down on the rocks and then rise up with something in its talons and fly away
    > down the creek. We aren¹t experienced birders and it was the bird's size,
    > white head and white tail underparts that made us think it might be an eagle.
    > Janet Warren