I live in Flyover Land! Back in March of 1976, the New Yorker Magazine’s cover was a cartoon of a New Yorker’s view of America. You’ll note in the image below … that cover from 1976, Minnesota is no where to be seen. In fact once one goes beyond the Hudson River, the next stop is California.
I was driving through this town on my way to Aitkin County Road #18 where rumor had it a Northern Hawk Owl had been spotted. Well, other than 15 Bald Eagles and one Rough-Legged Hawk, the Hawk Owl was a no show. Such is the life a birder in Flyover Land. Here is one pic from this morning. I doubt many citizens of New York City know that Bald Eagles do not have white heads and tails for the first three years of their lives. Here then is … almost an adult!