Not something I usually worry about here in the wilds of SouthEast
Suburbia. We get occasional sightings of young bald eagles in the
outlying areas, but I never look to the sky for them in my yard.
So it was rather a shock when I put the dogs out and immediately upon coming inside had a brief large shadow darken the library window. Something big on a low fly-by. And quiet. Geese and cranes let you know they are up there, with almost constant chatter. The big guys fly silent.
Back out I went, to scan the sky. A solitary turkey buzzard was making lazy wings overhead, circling around the little kid's park across the street, over the condos, and back over our sub.
I watched, thinking 'carrion eater' as he winged back, flew down the street again, just looking all around.
I brought the dogs inside.
I'm not betting he's not some young fool out to make his mark. Juveniles, you know. They'll destroy stuff just for the sake of destroying it. A look at the condition of the playground equipment across the street is ample proof of that.