Osprey from Dixon Lane today heading n. toward Owens River

Observers: D.Parker, T.Williams, C. Engelhardt & K.Wilson
Email: jimndebbyatqnet.com
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Date: 12/14/2006
Time: 05:49 PM -0500


Unexpected at this time of year, we saw it fly nearly right over our heads and saw the contrasting black and white underside, very long wings with their distinctive shape, angular not on a straight flat horizontal plane. Saw the pure white breast and belly and barely saw the white head with dark eye, because the bird was flying away from us. We saw the all pure dark back and upper wings. It was heading into CBC section 10 from section 9, for you folks who will be birding the Owens Riv on Sat. Also, we had 2 Golden-crowned sparrows near a feeder, 1-2Lincoln Sparrow and a Slate-colored Junco. And a pair of Great Horned Owls.