[Ontbirds]Golden Eagle SW of Strathroy
Dave & Carol Skinner
theskins at sympatico.ca
Sat Mar 4 14:46:57 EST 2006
Took a drive west of Strathroy this morning. Drove south on Sexton Road (dividing line between Lambton and Middlesex counties) to Calvert Road. Calvert runs SW of Strathroy towards the Glencoe/Alvinston area. I was on Sexton, just a few miles north of Calvert (actually the first hollow north of the point where McDougal meets Sexton), when I saw the juvenile Golden Eagle. It was being mob by crows (LOTS of crows in this area today) and dive-bombed by a Red-tailed Hawk. Also saw Wild Turkeys not too far north of there.
There were many hawks, both Red-tailed and Rough-legged, along Calvert. Also spotted a Short-eared Owl (flying fairly high) along Calvert between Sexton and Tait's Road. Horned Larks everywhere.
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