Bald Eagle, Albion
- Saturday June 4, 2011 - A Bald Eagle flew low over the Albion Post
Office around 8:30 AM. It flew south and then dipped down into Salmon
Creek canyon. There was a second bird of similar size and flight habit
over the canyon, but I didn't have optics with me.
Lisa at the hardware store says this bird has been seen regularly
passing back and forth between the Albion River and Salmon Creek.
- 9 December 2013 (Monday) - Around 3:30 this afternoon, an adult Bald
Eagle soared high over Middle Ridge, coming from the southwest and
apparently headed for the Albion River.
Less exciting but still interesting, at the same time a dark-morph
Red-Tailed Hawk perched on a nearby power pole. Last year, we had an
immature dark-morph hanging around in winter; possibly same bird?
17 March 2017 - This morning I saw an adult Bald Eagle twice, about an hour apart, above lower Middle Ridge, Albion. The first time it was soaring up and then gliding northwest toward the ocean; later it was circling with some Turkey Vultures.
I also saw an adult Bald Eagle two days ago in the same area, also circling up from the direction of Navarro Ridge and then gliding northwesterly toward the sea. And about a week before that, same thing. Same bird?
In 2011 several Albion residents saw a pair of adult BAEA repeatedly over a span of several weeks, leading to speculation that they might be nesting. Every year since, we have sporadic reports of individuals, but no indications of breeding.
Please keep an eye up and report sightings, either here on Mendobirds or directly to me.--