Tuesday, November 11, 2008

More Golden Eagles

Yesterday was the first cold front followed by clear weather in about two weeks. As a result, a lot of birds that had been bottled up north of here started moving through. There were decent number of buteos – as many red-shouldered hawks as I have seen so far this season and some red-tailed hawks, too.

The real story were the golden eagles. One of our blinds banded a second golden eagle, also a hatch year male, but with darker wings and a narrower tail band. This was only the fourth time the project has banded more than one in a year.

Also, I hear the hawk watch had a record day for golden eagles. (Update: More on the record day here and here.)