Ray Gilbert photographed this second year Bald Eagle on Disposal Road shortly after 3 p.m. today. (Thanks, Ray!)
Although we did not see the shrike, we did a young Cooper's Hawk, and a Peregrine Falcon had been seen a bit earlier, along with four Redtails and assorted Northern Harriers.
The one raptor conspicuous in its absence has been the Rough-legged Hawk. Last year at this time, we saw several daily. So far, we have seen one, before the holidays on the Christmas Bird Count over the Kingsland Landfill, by Disposal Road. (Where else?)