Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Golden Eagles

Hawk watching at Whitefish Point today was all about Golden Eagles. A stiff wind blowing from the WSW brought at least 5 adult Golden Eagles to the tip of the peninsula, while yesterday's sub-adult was also still there today.

The first two GE's of the day had tail winds and went across the bay on the first attempt.

Then the wind subtly changed to W and all of a sudden, eagles had a hard time making the crossing. Repeated attempts provided the counter with great looks from the hawk platform.

In the afternoon, an already strong W wind picked up some more and became a brutally cold WNW wind, which brought an end to the raptor flight.

Five Golden Eagles on a single day is a good number for Whitefish Point.

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