Bald eagle experts?
Any bald eagle experts out there? (We mean experts in the field of bald eagles, not that you're an eagle expert who's, you know ... never mind.)
This email just came in from a scout leader:
I have been hearing some recent rumors about the bald eagles in Rancho Murieta. I am the den leader for my son's cub scout den and I was hoping to get some advice on how it might be possible to set up a trip/successful sighting. I understand that they hunt the lake within your gated community and are only present during certain times of the year.
If you could provide any advice to me on this endeavor it would be greatly appreciated.
We'll sponsor the visit by the scouts, and provide links to the many photos RM.com members have taken, but the starting point is advice about the eagles. Many of you are wise to their ways. We know a sighting can't be guaranteed, but what is your advice about time of year, location and the rest?
Each time we have seen a bald eagle, it has been near a lake.
While kayaking one early afternoon in autumn, we saw a male sitting for a long time in a large dead-looking tree, on the northeast side of Lake Chesbro near the boat ramp. On Clementia, they also fly over the northeast side of the lake and roost in the trees.
Bill Gengler or Steve deMello can probably advise the Scouts most accurately.
I hear that bald eagles are all over the place at McDonald's parking lots in Alaska . Good luck to the Scouts; spotting an eagle is truly thrilling.