Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Eagle has Landed!

There's a real buzz in the air at the moment; the sun keeps threatening to remember what its daytime duties are and a whole host of birds are toning their vocal chords - Northern Cardinals, Mourning Doves, Carolina Chickadees, Tufted Titmice, Northern Mockingbirds - they're all helping to chase away the winter blues.

And the birds of prey are adding to the feeling of spring too. A chunky female Cooper's Hawk was in full display flight right over my house this morning (much to the dismay of the local sparrows!) and - most exciting of all - reports of pairs of Bald Eagles continue to come in. I've added here a picture sent to me this week by Debbie Hudson, who was lucky enough to watch this Bald Eagle bathing in flood water on the Cape May Airport, just off Breakwater Road. Not a bad start to any day and a treat that more and more of us are able to share these days - though the pair that's nesting just one mile from my house has so far failed to appear on my yard list!!

Debbie Hudson, who lives at Green Creek, was able to capture some nice images of a fabulous adult Bald Eagle as it bathed close to Breakwater Road at Cape May Airport this week.

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