The other day I added a new species of bird to the Dorsey's Knob Park bird checklist. While working outside near the lodge one afternoon, I spotted a group of three Turkey Vultures migrating south. Turkey Vultures are quite common in the skies over Morgantown so I didn't really think much of it. As I returned to my task at hand, something deep in my subconscious prompted me to grab my binoculars from the truck and take a closer look at the alleged "vultures." Boy am I glad that I did because one of them was actually an adult Golden Eagle! I've seen Bald Eagles above the park on numerous occasions, however, this Golden Eagle was a first for me at Dorsey's Knob.
Field Notes from Dorsey's Knob
Thoughts and observations on the natural history and current happenings at Dorsey's Knob Park.
About the Author
John Boback is a naturalist, historian, environmental educator and caretaker at Dorsey's Knob Park. He can often be seen around the park staring intently into the trees through binoculars or crouched down trying to photograph a wildflower or an interesting insect. If you see him, take a moment to say hello.