[CT Birds] Golden Eagle??

David Carey careydavid at sbcglobal.net
Wed Mar 21 00:12:53 EDT 2012

Approximately 8:30 am, 3/20 on route 9 north just west of I91, I saw a larger 
than normal, predominantly dark bird with a distinctive white band across the 
tail fly over the highway and into the woods to the south.  I am very use to 
seeing the growing number of Red Tails that habitate along the highway so this 
larger and darker bird was a suprise.  Definatley not a Turkey Vulture.  When I 
was able to check my Audubon Ap the first thing that jumped out at me was Golden 
Eagle (white band on tail).  Similar is the Rough-legged Hawk, but my bird 
didn't look light enough to be a R-L.  Any thoughts on if it may have been a 
Golden?  Birding at 70 mph is kinda tough, but I would like to be able to add 
this one to my life list.  Thanks for any feed back.
Captain Dave

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