Mar 25, 2014
Jon offers these to OFNC members on Tuesday and Saturday afternoons on
Greenland past the Thomas
I went to the Lincoln Fields meeting place for and only Eric was there. Soon Jon arrived and we drove out to Geenland. I noticed a line of cars and a few scopes already out. Brenda McRea and Dave Moore were the ones I knew. A few others arrived and some left.
The first bird spotted was a Turkey Vulture, FOS! We saw a couple more and one came in quite close. Suddenly Jon spotted a Bald Eagle right overhead, and we even got a few images.
Jeff Skevington arrived and spotted a Merlin coming straight at us. We had great looks but no chance for a photo.
There were few very distant raptors, one of which was surely a Red-tailed Hawk.
It was a good introduction to hawk-watching while getting caught up with news from friends. I was telling Brenda about our upcoming arctic trip on the
when another watcher, Gene, came up and said he had done that trip several
years ago. What a coincidence, as most
people have never even heard of the Thelon. We had a good chat.