Eagles at Lake Mendocino


vishnu <vishnu@...>
 

Late Monday afternoon 2/12/01 a pair of immature bald eagles were
observed diving for fish in the water just east of the large parking lot
at the south boat ramp at Lake Mendocino. I watched from a boat near the
east shore and they eventually flew back over the lake and overhead
cavorting in the sky. What looked playful may have been more competitive
as it turned out one of them had a fish. What appeared to be a 3rd eagle
flew across the lake at the same time further down but I didn't ID it as
I was too taken with the ones close by. A black shouldered kite was also
seen perched near the east shore. Vishnu

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