22 Feb Feb. 22 – Bald Eagles & Their River
Posted at 16:19h in Birding, Previous Programs
Date: Saturday, February 22nd
Time: 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Meeting Location: Cashman Park Boat Ramp at the end of Sally Snyder Way off Merrimac Street in Newburyport.
Each winter, Bald Eagles from northern New England move south to the lower Merrimack River which provides perfect, winter habitat for these majestic birds. These spectacular birds soar high over the water and then stoop to secure prey with their sharp talons. Join Newburyport Birders as we discuss the Merrimack River’s protected islands and the field marks of the Bald Eagle. We’ll begin our search for our national symbol on foot; then we’ll carpool to several sites along the river. Dress in layers and wear warm, waterproof boots.