Date: 11/13/17 8:58 pm From: Range Bayer <range.bayer...> Subject: [obol] *Re: westside Golden Eagles
Yep, I remember once orally reporting a golden eagle atop the EPA flagpole at the Hatfield Marine Science Center at the start of a field trip that I led. It was probably a field trip for Yaquina Birders & Naturalists, but YB&N field trips aren't on the first of the month, so I don't think it would have been on April 1. At the start of the field trip, I orally asked if anyone on the field trip was interested in seeing a golden eagle. In oral English, there is no difference between a golden eagle and a Golden Eagle. Not unexpectedly, field trippers were disappointed and groaned a lot in seeing a golden eagle fixed atop a flagpole rather than seeing a live Golden Eagle. But it loosened the field trip up a bit and also let those on the field trip question what was reported rather than just take identifications told them for granted. Part of a good field trip, I think, can be to encourage observers to carefully observe and question identifications, even those by the field trip leader.
Range Bayer, Newport, Oregon.
On Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 8:02 PM, <5hats...> wrote: > I have never seen a Golden Eagle on the outer coast, but have sighted > the in the interior Coast Range between my farm on Thornton Creek and Burnt > Woods probably about ten different times over the years. Definitely rare. > Range Bayer once reported one atop a flagpole at the marine science > center on 1 April, but I don't think anyone but Paul Sullivan was interested > in chasing it. > Darrel POST: Send your post to <obol...> JOIN OR QUIT: http://www.freelists.org/list/obol OBOL archives: www.freelists.org/archive/obol Contact moderator: <obol-moderators...>