Date: 3/18/23 11:07 pm
From: Alex Tolkachev <atolkachev...>
Subject: Re: [OrangeCountyBirding] Finding the Bald Eagle at Upper Newport Bay
Thanks to all who responded. I saw a bird and I would like to say I saw the
eagle. I was walking from Muth Center on top of the cliff along the bike
path towards Jamboree. The bird showed up beyond the cliff for two seconds
or so, then dipped back under the cliff. From above it was black with a
white head. If I had been looking up at it I could have ruled out an
Osprey. It was eagle sized, but size impression is unreliable. Should I
record a Bald Eagle sighting from this info, or is an Osprey equally/more
likely at this location?

We did easily find the female Mountain Bird. It was as if it she were
waiting for us by the Muth Center parking lot. It was the first bird we
saw, so that was good.

On Sat, Mar 18, 2023 at 11:49 AM Alex Tolkachev via <atolkachev=
<> wrote:

> Any tips on finding the reported continuing Bald Eagle at Upper Newport
> Bay? I am taking my kid who is on the fence on birding, and I want it to be
> a productive outing.
> The other target will be Mountain Bluebirds reported near Muth Center.
> Thanks!
> --
> Alex Tolkachev, Irvine

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