Date: 11/1/19 10:59 am From: Deb Hale <debhale72...> Subject: Bald eagles, Bolivar Heights back field
Out for an early afternoon run. Pips from above made me stop to look up. I found two immature eagles flying, chasing each other, calling playfully. I stood and watched them as they turned to circle. They both appeared uniformly dark until they caught the sun's rays and their differences became apparent. One had a fair amount of white underneath (with the look of an osprey) - probably second year? The other was slightly mottled white with a changing-to-white head and bands on his tail - perhaps third year bird? I imagined they were siblings, one generation removed. And then - it wasn't long - I noticed another large bird above them. Another bald eagle! Much like the second, with the mottled look and thick tail bands. And shortly afterwards, at mid-level in the same sky, two more eagles appeared, both adults. All five eagles circled together at differing levels, climbing, and in the next five minutes exited the sky due west southwest.