Date: Sat, 16 Nov 2002 17:46:57 -0500
Reply-To: bittaker <bittaker@ALLTEL.NET>
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From: bittaker <bittaker@ALLTEL.NET>
Subject: sparrows, hawks and eagles
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Finally sparrows other than chipping have appeared in our yard. Today at
least two white throated sparrows were scurrying in , out, and among the
plants near the ground level bird bath.
a cooper's hawk was seen in the edge of the woods on both Wednesday and
Thursday this week.
Disturbing news from Coffee co. is that a Bald Eagle was killed here in
October. Encouraging news is that on Nov. 10 and 11 a mature bald eagle was
seen near the spot where eagles have perched to hunt for at least ten years.
The "eagle tree" was felled this year to clear a spot to construct a large
home. The eagle, if the same one, has moved less than a quarter mile down
the road behind a church and cemetery. Perhaps this area will not be
cleared. Nov. 10 matches the former early date for eagles in this location.
I believe it to be the eagle from the known Coffee Co. nest site as the
return to the perch/hunting tree always coincides with first sightings near
that nest. I have not had an opportunity to check the nest this year. Will
try to contact the land owner.
Annette Bittaker, Douglas
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