Among Murieta's most-celebrated residents...

Eagle

Has anyone spent more time with Rancho Murieta's bald eagles than Bill (Birdman) Gengler? It's unlikely.  In a note accompanying his latest photos, more of which you can find in one of Bill's photo galleries, he wrote, "A couple of bald eagles went to their favorite tree today. (They said they would be back.) You may note that in the first picture the eagle has feathers under his feet and there is a strange looking object to the right of him on the tree branch. In the other pictures you can see the everyday stare at the person taking the pictures. And then, the vultures who usually sit in the tree must have been kicked off by the eagles. Finally (OMG) there is a picture of two friendly hawks (maybe spouses) having a discussion on a tree at Calero."