[CT Birds] bald eagles over the Thames River
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Sat Feb 14 22:23:13 EST 2015
Today at 12:30 I was watching three bald eagles on an ice raft at the Brown Mem. Park / marina in Norwich. Two juveniles and one second-third year. Another third year soared overhead at one point. To my back were fifty-plus gulls resting on the ice while the open water had ten red-breasted mergansers, some hooded mergansers, and at least four goldeneyes, One cormorant (which I noted flying down the Quinebaug River on Friday) sat stationary across the river. The eagles were soon to head downriver where the ice was hosting a healthy number of waterfowl. The mergansers and goldeneyes did not waste much time following their lead. (Access to the river is mostly an arduous task right now.so I am not speculating numbers or species).
Despite the frigid weather earlier today I did manage a few pictures and flickr link below.
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