|Adult Bald Eagle observed during the 2016 Mid-winter Eagle Count (Jan. 9, 2016)|
along Bantam River, south of Little Pond by Michael Doyle.
(Photo by Michael Doyle)
|Frank Errico scanning the Bantam Lake outlet at North Shore Rd.|
Frank Errivo and Michael Doyle helped with this year's survey. The Mid-winter eagle count is conducted by he US Fish and Wildlife Agency and by state agencies to assess the status of Bald Eagle and Golden Eagle populations. This year one mature bald eagle was observed along Bantam River, south of Little Pond by Mike Doyle. Since we the time and our winter weather has rather mild, we also surveyed several other nearby water bodies. There was plenty of open, ice-free water so it was worth the investment, unfortunately we didn't observe any other Eagles. All of our data was reported to CT DEEP Wildlife Division.
Posted from the field.