Bald Eagle by the Humber: November 3, 2021

At Humber Bay, the pond area is being transformed into a more natural habitat. Currently the ponds are being drained which means that the fish within are easily caught. Gulls, Egrets and Herons realize this and are congregating in the area.

Our group this morning was thrilled to see that a Bald Eagle is now also aware of the food possibilities.

Red-tailed Hawks, which we see commonly, have a wing span of about 49 inches. Bald Eagles have a wingspan of about 80 inches.

Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle

Other birds:

Great Egret
Pekin Duck
Mallard (male) showing blue head
Double-crested Cormorants
Northern Cardinal (male)
Double-crested Cormorant
Northern Cardinal (male)
Double-crested Cormorant
Red-necked Grebe
Great Blue Heron
Double-crested Cormorant
Red-necked Grebe
Bufflehead (female)
Mallards, Bufflehead (male),American Wigeon, Gadwall
Bufflehead (female)
House Sparrow (male)
Mute Swan
House Sparrow (male)
Ring-billed Gull
Ring-billed Gulls
Ring-billed Gull
Great Egret

Today’s group:

NATURE POETRY

As mad sexton’s bell, tolling
For earth’s loveliest daughter,
Night’s dumbness breaks rolling
Ghostily:
So our boat breaks the water
Witchingly.                                                – Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803–49)

Miles Hearn

1 thought on “Bald Eagle by the Humber: November 3, 2021

  1. Bob DermerBobor

    Thanks you for a very enjoyable outing Miles. I especially appreciated your grasp of the botanical aspect of the walk. I look forward to joining your group when return..

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