Thursday, December 17, 2009

Local Resident- "Baldy"

"Baldy" is the name that I have given to our local Bald Eagles. Because I cannot tell them apart and I know there is more than one, I just call them all Baldy. I have seen Baldy at least once a week for the past month right out my window here at the Museum. Some weeks, I have seen one or more of them each day. Over the past few years there has been more and more eagles spending time in the winter here on the Mohawk. I still find it exciting each time I see one.
As a historian, I can't help but wonder if these wonderful birds were all around 100-150 years ago? Was it common for those who lived in Northside to spot eagles on their way to work in Cohoes each day?

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