Dave Thomas, who brought us those great shots last spring of the nesting red-shouldered hawks, is at it again with his “eagle eyes”!
Last week he sent over a couple shots of a pair of Bald Eagles hanging out near Elizabeth Mills Riverfront county park, not far from Lansdowne.
The Bald Eagle sighting was in the Sterling 1 atlas block, which has had no previous reports of Bald Eagles. So this is great news and a valuable addition to the Loudoun County Bird Atlas!
Our Bird Atlas coordinator, Spring Ligi, entered his sighting into the database but said that this area hasn’t received much coverage yet.
So, if you happen to observe/hear other uncommon species (or would like to become part of the Bird Atlas brigade and report all your bird sightings) please let us know.
Spring will likely be doing training for the Bird Atlas in early 2011 and if you sign up to be part of this birding brigade she’ll make sure you have the info for training dates.