Keep looking! Last year I had a Bald Eagle visit our bird feeder here in Atlanta!
Well, it’s a big platform feeder, and I suspect he dropped in to dine **on **the regulars, not with them…
We don’t have many unknowns around here; I get excited when the Cedar Waxwings stop by every year!
And a couple of months ago I almost wrecked my truck. A (possible) Ivory-Billed Woodpecker flew right in front of me. Yes, I’m fully aware of the lottery-type odds of that even being possible, but there it was. I parked and watched a pair flying back and forth from a nest about 220 yards from me. Even when they flew overhead, I couldn’t be sure that the bill wasn’t non-black.:eek:
I rushed home to get some binoculars and my son with his young eyes, almost crashing in my hurry.
When he was able to get them in binocs, he told me the bill was almost a light to medium gray, and not ivory at all. Dammit. I was already working on what I would say on Leno and Letterman, asking Nikon to send me a nice 400/f4 and the new 800f/5.6…
Then, as if to torment me, a pair of Pileated woodpeckers have taken up residence across the street from me. One, or both will sit in my next-door neighbor’s tree and cluck their damn cluck for an hour or more straight. I walk out on my front porch to see them, but they’re always on the far side of the tree, so I can’t even get a good picture of them! Then, after I’ve set my camera down, they’ll zip across the road and disappear in the woodline across the way.
Spring is coming, so I’ll get out soon and try for more.