William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Saturday, 2, April, 2011

Today, In Birding

Filed under: Natural History — williamthecoroner @ 20:31

As I drove past the Grand River, coming up from the marinas towards 283, I saw a large, black broad-winged bird circling over the river. I expect to see buzzards, which are common around here, but on second glance this one had a gleaming white head and tail. A bald eagle, the first one I’d seen on the Grand and in that place (near Fairport Harbor) since…ever.

And later, in the Shaker Lower Lake, one of the great blue herons that lives there was back, fishing in the shallows. Spring is coming.


  1. You got to see an eagle!!! I am so jealous. There is said to be a nest in my neighborhood near the canal and the river…but so far no eagle sightings.

    Comment by M*A — Tuesday, 5, April, 2011 @ 21:52 | Reply

  2. The things are around in Florida, even. I went to grad school a few years ago in the St Pete area, and there was a big nest in a dead pine in a grave yard. Turns out an eagle is a fairly big bird.

    Small green parrots, which grow wild in that area, seem particularly peturbed when the eagles fly. This may have something to do with the fact that ball diggles think of small green parrots as tasty suppers.

    Comment by andrews — Friday, 8, April, 2011 @ 11:12 | Reply

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