GPS info for Golden Eagle
BGroves at uniongas.com
Mon Jan 28 09:05:58 EST 2002
I forgot to add the GPS coordinates to help you,
My Emap is set to degrees/minutes/seconds, with NAD 83
N 42o 53' 30.1"
W 081o 46' 00.9"
+/- error was 3.5 metres
Union Gas Limited
(519) 436-4600 xt 2945
(519) 401-0858 cell
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brett Groves
> Sent: Monday, January 28, 2002 8:43 AM
> To: Ontario Birds (E-mail)
> Subject: Golden Eagle Still Present near Strathroy
> Yesterday, my parents came down from Waterloo, to search with Vicki and I,
> for mythical Golden Eagles. They have not seen one in almost fifteen
> years of birding.
> My credibility was almost shot, when Vicki spotted a large bird tucked
> back in the corner of the same woodlot that we observed the bird last
> weekend. Twenty minutes later and some great views of the soaring bird,
> my parents could add an immature Golden Eagle to their lists. The eagle
> soared over the field off and on for fifteen minutes, spooking up the
> resident pair of Red-tailed Hawks. Great views were had with the scopes
> and through binoculars. The white band in the tail, and the white in the
> wing along with the golden wash was clearly observable against the sky.
> While driving through the area, we were able to find several Light-phased
> Rough-legged Hawks, numerous Red-tails, Kestrels and Harriers. As well,
> several small flocks of Common Redpolls (50 or so each) were found, and a
> cooperative Northern Shrike was seen just south of the Sydenham River on
> Woodcock Road, just south of Rokeby Line. We finished up with a Cooper's
> Hawk hunting over the Tim's in Strathroy.
> From Strathroy, head west along Melbourne Road to Murphy Line, turn right.
> Proceed to Napier Road and turn left and keep your eyes on the large
> woodlot to the right as you drive south. The Eagle may be sitting tight
> against the trees. If he is not here, the areas to the southwest towards
> Alvinston is great potential coverage.
> Brett Groves
> Environmental Planner
> Union Gas Limited
> (519) 436-4600 xt 2945
> (519) 401-0858 cell
Brett Groves <BGroves at uniongas.com>
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