I was over at Oberly road again today taking it all in. Its pretty close to my house and I can get over there most days for a little while . Its a great scene there with a lot of nice birders on many days.
I didn't see the gyr today or the Golden eagle for that matter. I heard that the gyr is occasionally seen across the river chilling in PA as viewed through scopes.
I did get to see a great display of Nature in action though. I am referring to the bald eagle that came in towards the big flock of snow geese on the ground on the East side of Oberly road.
This eagle was an adult and came in the the Southwest. The snow geese had started to get agitated before we saw the raptor. They all took off and started circling around. The eagle headed towards the center of the huge flock and the snow geese parted into two groups kind of like Mosses parting the Red sea.
The eagle flew into the group on the left and then turned back to the right. It isolated one individual snow goose and chased this bird to the Northeast. The eagle closed in from slightly below and swooped up and took the snow goose in its talons! Pretty cool too see. It then dropped down a little ungracefully towards the ground still in control of the snow goose.
I hope to get back there tomorrow. I wasn't able to get the fourth falcon species the other day after seeing the gyr. This gyr is now a "PA bird" on occasion!