Perfect weather conditions for hawk migraton at Lake Erie Metropark (LEMP) today, produced a good mix of birds if not great numbers of hawks.
Over 30,000 Blue Jays were recorded for the day.
|One of 30,000 Blue Jays|
|Sharp-Shinned Hawk |
A couple of times each season hawkwatchers are treated to a little aerial sparring between Bald Eagles. These altercations usually take place at a pretty high altitude, so it's tough to get decent shots of them.
|Immature Bald Eagle|
|Two immature Bald Eagles (upper bird probably a 4 yr old)|
|Younger bird claiming its airspace|
|Older bird in an upside-down defensive posture|
|Interaction went on for at least two minutes|
to be had.