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Bald Eagle

Posted on Sep 22, 2015

This Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) was one of 36 migrant Bald Eagles recorded at the Boothe Park Hawk Watch on September 20, 2015, breaking our previous daily record of 22 that had been set on September 14, 2014. The next two days in the record books were of 20 Bald Eagles apiece, making it an especially strong Sunday. We have been off to a difficult start considering the record-shattering heat in September, but Osprey have been abundant – in fact, we soared by our yearly record of them already! Bald Eagles have also been strong in numbers overall as both formerly endangered species continue thriving now that we have stopped harming them. Will the same be said for a bird like the American Kestrel in several decades? Apart from habitat loss, succession and development, are we poisoning them and their food supply with toxic insecticides?

Bald Eagle Boothe Memorial Park 09-21-15-0323