Many thanks to all who sent along information about
the Eagles of the Klamath NWR area. We returned late
yesterday having spent New Year's day and 1-2-2008 in
Klamath Falls. Cold and Sunny both days with snow on
the ground and very little open water on the Lower
Klamath and Tule Lake areas. Eagles YES approx. 100
+ over the course of two days. The majority in and
around the bank of willow trees along the auto tour
route (Lower Klamath NWR). Each tree easily had 10 +
birds-many juveniles, and there were at least 10
Other highlights include; the record number of
Northern Harriers for us-30+, Rough legged Hawks
many, Red tailed, red shouldered, Kesterls. Waterfowl
congregated around the open water areas, with a
number of Bald Eagles keeping close watch. Including
shovelers, Buffelheads, pintails, Ring necked....
Also out and about (walking the ice) coyotes and
raccoons. A family of 6 raccoons walking far from
shore (Tule Lake) in search of food....
A fabulous trip, although to short. Highly
recommended for anyone interested in a close encounter
with the raptor families of the Klamath Basin.
We left yesterday encountering high winds (dust
storm), higher winds and snow squalls (Rt 97 north of
Weed), Intense monsoon like rain through Shasta...
Happy New Year to all,
Connie & Bill Sullivan
PS I will posted a few images at another time.