Date: 1/10/19 11:22 am From: Pepper <pepper.trail...> Subject: [RV Birds] Individually identifiable bluebird and Golden Eagle at Imperatrice
It's interesting to keep track of individual birds when their plumage allows it, and two birds I saw at Imperatrice yesterday qualify - see attached photos. The first is a male Western Bluebird with the most extensive reddish-brown on the back I've ever seen. This was with a bluebird flock on the walk up to the property. The second is an adult Golden Eagle that is missing a primary on the left wing. The feather will eventually be replaced, so I don't know how long this will remain a reliable mark, but for the next few weeks at least I encourage birders seeing Golden Eagles in the Ashland area to check for this - and post sightings.
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