Thursday, November 8, 2012

White-Winged Crossbills

Hearing reports from across Ohio that birders have been sighting White Winged Crossbills, we decided to drive through Oakdale Cemetary in Urbana, Ohio to see if we would be fortunate enough to see some there.
We found at least 40 birds, all feasting on pinecones in a hemlock tree.

Bald Eagles at Buck Creek

On our drive through Buck Creek this morning, we saw two very large birds on the beach at CJ Brown Reservoir. They were adult bald eagles and appeared to be feasting on some washed ashore fish.
We weren’t able to approach close enough for good shots, but while crossing the dam a few minutes later, one of the birds crossed directly in front of us. David was able to grab a couple of shots with his handheld 300mm. I’m hoping that we’ll see some nest building next year….what a treat to see these birds in our area!