Bald eagle spotted in Albion

Staff Reports Posted 27 April 2015 at 12:00 am

Photo courtesy of Garrett Knaak


ALBION – Garrett Knaak of Albion took this photo last week of a bald eagle on East County House Road.

“I have never seen these locally, although I know they exist,” Knaak said in an email. “I had the photo verified by the DEC in Avon.”

The DEC told Knaak the bird is a near adult bald eagle. It has not quite fully achieved the white head and tail feathers, and still retains some of the brown feathers typical of younger eagles, the DEC told Knaak. This bird is likely 4 years old and just now reaching breeding age, the DEC told Knaak.