One of these birds is not like the other ones

Jason Werling
Mar 23, 2010

 

Last Friday I took my two sons to say hello to my wife during her lunch. As we were getting out of my car I looked up over downtown Sandusky and saw something I hadn't seen before. A bald eagle was soaring above the shoreline. There seem to be eagles everywhere, especially in Sandusky, Ottawa and Erie Counties, but I hadn't seen one in the downtown area until Friday.

I thought it was a pretty cool sight to see, but there were about a dozen gulls who didn't welcome the eagle with open wings. In fact, they were taking their turns swooping down on the eagle.

My guess is the eagle found something for lunch and whatever that may have been belonged to the gulls.

In other eagle news, the first Ohio eaglet of the season has hatched in Ashtabula County and the press release is here. It shouldn't be too long now and the Old Dutch pair will have addition(s) to their nest. I'll try to keep you posted.


Register photo/JASON WERLING An eagle is not welcome by a flock of (not sea) gulls while flying above downtown Sandusky last week.