On Wednesday, Feb. 12 on Woodland Drive, I noticed something in the tree, so my husband turned the car around and we went back. The bird flew from the tree and landed in the field, where it scared away crows who were feeding on something (turned out to be a deer carcass). I was thrilled to be able to park and watch a Bald Eagle. I got pictures plus a good video. It was my lucky day!
Val Roberts, Douro-Dummer
There were two Bald Eagles today (Feb 13) at 4 pm on the south side of Woodland Drive between Centre LIne (Cty Rd 24) and Hilliard Street. One was in a tree and the other was feeding on a kill really close to the road. It didn’t mind cars stopping but when two people got out and started walking toward it along the road, the bird was startled and took off to the tree with its buddy.
Also, on Feb. 12 at 3 pm at the pedestrian bridge over the Otonabee by No Frills (PTBO), I saw a Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser and a Common Goldeneye – its head glossed with green.
On Feb. 13 2014, two Bald Eagles were feeding on a deer carcass in the field just up the road from our home on Woodland St. here in Peterborough. I got a few photos before they flew away. I think the deer had been hit by a car. As of February 15, the carcass was still there. The carcass islocated two fields east of the communication tower and just 50 feet off the road.