Date: 10/8/17 1:05 pm
From: Kevin Lucas <vikingcove...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Bald Eagle in our tree! / Caryn / Wedgwood

We get to see lots of California Quail near where I live in Selah -- on our
neighborhood dog walk, on the Yakima Greenway Path near the Poppoff Trail,
heading out to the Wenas area, etc., but I've only once seen a quail with a
full double top knot. I've seen a couple with a less distinct two parted
knot. I've been bird watching for 6 years. I'm curious what others have

Good Birding,
Kevin Lucas
Selah, WA

On Sun, Oct 8, 2017 at 12:49 PM, Caryn Schutzler <bluedarner1...>

> Hello Birders!!
> We have just been spending the last (about 11:45-12:15 or so) 1/2 hour to
> 45 minutes watching a gorgeous adult bald eagle perched in our front Doug
> fir! As far as I’m concerned, it’s a first for our yard!
> But have seen them soar overhead, kindly captured once by Larry Hubbell
> when here to see our bushtit nest.
> Luckily, I was able to get a few nice shots (photos!) of it (I rushed out
> with my camera, decked out in my owl pjs!!), sometimes gazing down at us. A
> crow even came and lit on the same branch, seemingly unaware of the bird
> since none of its fellow cohorts came in to harrass it.
> When it eventually flew, off, we saw it finally circling, higher and
> higher into the clouds. What a thrill!
> We had gotten back from a quick trip to Wenatchee where we got to see some
> CA quail - one mail even had a double “bobber”! Bad hair day or is that an
> anomaly? Quite comical either way. We also saw a possible Merlin. Not sure.
> It wasn’t a kestrel, or a sharpie or coopers. My raptor id sadly still
> suffers.
> I don’t know how or why that eagle chose to sit in our tree (nest site
> survey?? one can only hope…), but what an honor!!
> Caryn / Wedgwood
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