Date: 8/23/17 3:22 pm From: Drew Whitelegg <drewwhitelegg1...> Subject: [GABO-L] Dead Bald Eagle DeKalb County
Hi all, I got a call last night from a parent at my school who said there was a dead bird on the side of a turning lane off Lawrenceville Highway, near the Waffle House past I-285 (i.e. near Johns Homestead). She described it as a very big hawk, with white head and rump/tail feathers and a large yellow bill. She thought it was a Bald Eagle and I would tend to agree with her, based on the description. She wanted to know what to do but I couldn't really think of anything.
Assuming it was a Bald Eagle this is very sad. It's also important to note that this is a pretty unusual place for one to be (though Tucker birders may have more input on this). I've only seen them in the far north and far south of the county.