Our own Angelo Urato got this pic of a young Bald Eagle on the lookout at River Barge Park today. Angelo says the eagle has been hanging out on a tree on the west side of the park on and off now for the past week or two.
This time of year more than any other, I get bombarded with comments regarding so called “Bad Birds”: The birds that steal other birds eggs, eat all your bird seed and have the unmitigated nerve to poop on your patio furniture.
According to some well-meaning, so called nature lovers birds are put in two categories. There are the so called “GOOD” birds, you know, the ones that are so sweet and kind that flit around the backyard for no other reason to make us feel good, the very same birds we could just kiss on their little beaks. Then there are the “BAD EVIL BIRDS,” the ones that have the sheer audacity to eat other birds or rob nestlings right out of your backyard birdhouse and according to some are “just plain mean bullies.”