Golden eagles are huge birds and hard to miss on the prominent perches and ...
Seventy-five feet. That's how far away a golden eagle perched on a rock while glancing over its shoulder at me. My slow and deliberate approach while remaining in my wildlife blind (my vehicle) may have helped the bird maintain its calm demeanor and steadfast presence.
Box Elder County excels in the winter as a raptor-watching destination. The expansive and rugged spaces offer winged carnivores solitude and plenty of prey due to the mosaic of agricultural lands and range. Elevated perches, however, are at a premium, which is why large birds are easy to see. Eagles, hawks and falcons use whatever perches are available from rocks to power poles to idle irrigation systems.
Full story and photos: Kristin Purdy Go Birding