Denise and David Hamilton
I am wondering if any of you have any thoughts, statistics, or opinions as to why when I’m out birding, I now see so few White-tailed Kites and Golden Eagles. Not that the eagles were ever abundant, but in the past years I’ve always seen them a time or 2 circling over my home in Napa, or seeing them out birding. Last year at home- none, out birding, rarely. We see a lot more Bald Eagles these days than Goldens. The same with White-tailed Kites. We could almost always depend on a day outing and seeing the kites. Last year and possibly sooner, more often than not, we don’t see any or maybe 1 or a pair.
We do most of our ‘local’ birding in Napa, Marin, Sonoma, Solano, and Yolo counties; and other times going out into other counties. Is this a trend that others have noticed? Not sure what else to say, other than it makes me sad to see not to see these birds.
I’d appreciate any comments.
Denise & David Hamilton