I am a self-titled Bird Nerd. For years, I have been very interested in watching and identifying birds we've seen locally. This morning, as we were headed to a beach on Canandaigua Lake, we were heading north on Rt. 245 and I spotted what I first thought was a huge hawk soaring through the valley. As it got closer, I got goosbumps when I realized it was a HUGE Bald Eagle. As we drove past it, I could see how enormous the wingspan was and the bright white head and yellow beak shone in the sun. If I wasn't being tailgated at the time, I would have stopped and tried to watch it or snap some pics.
While Bald Eagles are not all that common in this area of NY, I have heard about them being spotted locally. Jay has seen them a few times, but it was the first time that the girls and I got to see one. They are marvelous and magnificent birds. I feel blessed to have seen it and hope that I see another soon!