Casey and Candi Crichton were enjoying a stroll along the trails of Elizabeth Mills Riverfront Park a week or so ago and as they birded their way along they came across these beautiful Bald Eagles hunting and feeding along the Potomac.
This was right near the Lansdowne golf course so when I asked about the location, they said, “it’s a great spot to look for an eagle or a birdie or two!” (I know, I just had to share though – it’s still making me chuckle) And indeed, it’s true!
With a couple of successful Bald Eagle nesting sites here in Loudoun now, we’re seeing more of these impressive birds. Whenever I see one, I wonder if it came from the nest at the Dulles Greenway Wetlands where we’ve often spied through our spotting scopes at the nesting activity and watched babies grow and fledge.
For those interested in raptors, be sure to sign up early for our Birds of Prey driving trip in January. Space is limited but it is a free event. It’s a wonderful chance to not only learn about different raptor species (hawks, falcons, eagles, vultures) and their habitats (and habits) but also see them living right in our community.
See our calendar for January here: https://loudounwildlife.org/Calendar_January.htm