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Driving back into town I had my eye on the lake and decided to pull over and take a few pictures of the last ice floating on the now blue open water.
Pretty cool to see one of these big birds up close!
I parked across from Sandy Point and was about to get out of my car when I noticed a huge bird practically camouflaged on the stump next to the private entrance sign. It was surreal and made my photo opp into so much more!
I was careful not to make a lot of noise or move too quickly but it didn’t seem afraid. I am wondering if it was hurt because it didn’t move. Just followed me with its eyes. I got pretty close (within 10 feet) but didn’t want to go right up to it not knowing what it might do to me. Who knows?
It might still be perched there… Pretty cool to see one of these big birds up close! What kind of bird is this? I am thinking Red-tailed hawk?
- Coot Hill Bird Walk and Hawk Watch (essexny.us)
- Adirondack Wildlife Refuge and Rehabilitation Center (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Kristen Eden’s Eagle (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Decrypting Bird Tracks in Snow (rosslynredux.com)