Just Missed Golden Eagles
Well, maybe that title up there is stretching things a bit. But at least two Golden Eagles flew by west of Albany during the past week. Do I have some kind of super power that allows me to sense eagles at a distance? No, I just have a laptop and an internet connection (well, a laptop and a neighbor who doesn’t password-protect his wireless signal…thanks unknown neighbor!).
You see, an organization called the National Aviary, in conjunction with the Powdermill Avian Research Center, attached satellite telemetry devices to three Golden Eagles in order to track their movements. They oh-so-kindly have posted a map on their website that allows you to track the eagles’ movements (and allowed me to see that two flew through New York on their way north).
Next time, Golden Eagles, please fly a little further east so I might appreciate your presence in real-time and in person. I promise I’ll blog about you.