Golden Eagles in Innisfil
by Cheryl-Anne Lacobellis
(Innisfil, Ontario, Canada)
I have had two occasions where I thought I saw a Golden Eagle. This time (beginning of April) I had a witness to what I saw.
My 15 and 16 year old daughters and I, were driving up Highway 11, past Churchill, in Innisfil, Ontario.
Out of the front passenger side window, we saw a large bird flying above an adjacent field. At first we mistook it for a Hawk.
As I drove, the bird started to descend and glide parallel to our vehicle. We thought it might be a turkey vulture, but the head was rounder like a hawk, and the distinct markings of the turkey vulture would have been clearly seen.
It neared the road as it descended to the field, and we could clearly see it was totally brown - and huge!
Having been told a few times by now, that Golden Eagles are not found in Central or Southern Ontario, we jumped onto the internet to check out pictures of Golden Eagles.
There is no doubt in our mind that that is what we saw.
Innisfil, ONWow, how lovely to see such a bird up close like that!
I wonder if any other readers have seen a Golden Eagle in this area?