Bald Eagle to start the new year!

January 2, 2013 in Nearby Landbirds

On a chilly Wednesday morning going back to work in the New Year, stopped by the Merrimack River in Lawrence in search of bald eagles.  No such luck on previous outings, but now the weather was turning colder.  A cold front came through early yesterday afternoon in eastern Massachusetts, which helped create some stronger winds. Temperatures also began to fall, as some colder air from Canada will stay over the Northeast U.S. for the next few days.

To my very pleasant surprise, an adult Bald Eagle was psotted on the north side of the river perched on branch overlooking the Merrimack River.  It remained perched for awhile and then it was time to report for work.  What a wonderful start to the new year in the local birding world!  A few additional photos posted online:  Click “next” in upper right corner to advance frames!   Enjoy!