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Birding Reports => Southern Ontario Reports => Topic started by: Axeman on August 17, 2021, 02:21:47 pm

Title: Is There ANY Chance...
Post by: Axeman on August 17, 2021, 02:21:47 pm
that I saw a golden eagle at my home (West Grey -- suburbs of the village of Ayton)? I pulled out of my driveway and disturbed a large bird feeding on a road killed deer...my reflex was TV and then I realized it wasn't (head / feathers)...I then defaulted to immature BE but there was no white on it anywhere and the feathers around head caught my eye....kind of a bronze sheen to it...hard to explain...I didn't get a great look b/c I was on my way somewhere and by the time the argument in my head got so loud that I contemplated turning around just to shut the voices up, I was too far.....sooooo.....any chance one of the clowns in my head is right?
Title: Re: Is There ANY Chance...
Post by: Napper on August 17, 2021, 06:06:16 pm
Dunno about your sighting sir but today all the way back home from the Township of Tiny to mid, Halton there were large groups/Kettles of birds soaring.
I Just assumed they were Turkey Vultures.

Napster/napper
Title: Re: Is There ANY Chance...
Post by: Axeman on August 23, 2021, 09:39:32 am
uggh they've started already? For me the TV's are the harbingers of spring and winter....as I get older, it's becoming clearer that there are 3 seasons...NOT 4....spring summer and winter....summer is the shortest season...ending at some point in late August.
Title: Re: Is There ANY Chance...
Post by: Axeman on August 23, 2021, 09:40:47 am
Wait...you're saying it's POSSIBLE....but that it would be a migratory bird....I guess that makes sense...I hadn't really thought of the point in the season we were at....I was jumping on hey we have GE's too! (We have a number of BE's around here now.)





Title: Re: Is There ANY Chance...
Post by: thouc on August 25, 2021, 09:07:25 am
Possible, but very unlikely, as GE generally don't migrate until end of October and November.
Title: Re: Is There ANY Chance...
Post by: Axeman on September 06, 2021, 09:39:49 pm
I'm gonna mark it down in my book as a sighting then lol