Scared the Bejesus out of me
(London, Ontario, Canada)
I was driving down Fox Point Rd up in Muskoka / Lake-of-Bays area around 5:30 pm, when I saw movement to my right. Out of the ditch came this HUGE bird of prey, we think it was a Golden Eagle.
I jumped on my brakes and yes let out a scream when this bird flew within a few feet of my windshield. It's wingspan took up the whole windshield of my van.
The bird was brown in colour, but I did see some red around its neck area.
My husband thinks that maybe it was carrying something in its beak. It was a sight to see this beautiful creature take flight in huge almost slow motion like beats. After it flew in front of my van it turned right and was gone above the trees.