Archie Moore Rd Ramona
I headed up to Archie Moore Rd in Ramona this afternoon around 3PM to see what was there. There were a few Red-Tailed Hawks in the area, a Ferruginous Hawk, Say's Phoebes, American Crows, a Kestrel, not much else. Went by the Pomegranite farm area, but only birds I saw were Phoebes and Yellow-Rumped Warblers.
As the sun started to get low I headed up to Rangeland rd and got out of my car near where the Bald Eagles have a nest, and on the West side of Rangeland Rd opposite of the Nest area was a Juvenile Bald eagle, maybe 25 ft from my car. I did not see it until it took off and only managed a blurry photo as it flew away. At the time I thought it was a Golden Eagle but looking at the photo it's not, it's pretty clearly a Juvenile Bald eagle.
Some locals said there has been a Juvenile Bald Eagle hanging around the power poles and flying low in the fields, so there might be a photo op here.
I saw no Mountain Bluebirds, and no blackbirds to speak of, except maybe a few red-winged or brewers far in the distance, I couldn't be sure what they were.
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