Well, maybe that title up there is stretching things a bit. But at least two Golden Eagles flew by west of Albany during the past week. Do I have some kind of super power that allows me to sense eagles at a distance? No, I just have a laptop and an internet connection (well, a laptop and a neighbor who doesn’t password-protect his wireless signal…thanks unknown neighbor!).

You see, an organization called the National Aviary, in conjunction with the Powdermill Avian Research Center, attached satellite telemetry devices to three Golden Eagles in order to track their movements. They oh-so-kindly have posted a map on their website that allows you to track the eagles’ movements (and allowed me to see that two flew through New York on their way north).

Next time, Golden Eagles, please fly a little further east so I might appreciate your presence in real-time and in person. I promise I’ll blog about you.

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Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy, their son, Desmond Shearwater, and their indoor cat, B.B. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.