[CT Birds] Golden Eagle

Roy Harvey rmharvey at snet.net
Mon Mar 19 23:38:09 EDT 2012

I couldn't recall another Golden Eagle "hanging out" in CT since I started paying attention.  There are sightings every year, but I could not recall one that someone might hope to go see.  I did a bit of a search of my archives and came up with one reported three days in a row, 19-21 February, 2000, from the CT River Eagle Festival.  There may have been others.  Do the long-time birders have memory of other such opportunities?

Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT

--- On Mon, 3/19/12, Sara Zagorski <penguinsz at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> Pettipaug Yacht Club, Essex - Around 1:40 pm I saw a Golden
> Eagle appear across 
> the river over Joshua Rock. It was proceeding along the tree
> line, when a not 
> quite adult Bald Eagle appeared and started harassing it.
> Their was a brief 
> interlocking of talons, and then the Golden veered off to
> the left. The Bald 
> Eagle pursued it and made a few passes at it with talons
> lowered. The Golden did 
> not engage again and kept changing its course, but the Bald
> Eagle followed it 
> across the river over the yacht club, swooping down close
> and making one more 
> pass with talons lowered. The Golden Eagle kept ignoring it
> and flew placidly 
> on. Very exciting to see!
> Sara Zagorski
> Wethersfield

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