This afternoon I happened on an adult COHA perched in a tree near the intersection of Mill Rd. & Middle Rd., Riverhead. The bird stayed put while I past it, turned around, lowered the window, readied the camera, and slowly advanced to a spot directly opposite it. I then pushed the envelope by turning off the engine, while the "coop", uncharacteristically, didn't budge ! When an appropriate time past in my mind (~ 10 sec's) but before I moved to bring the camera up to take a photo, the bird flew ! Not when I moved, but when I decided to move...now that is powerful, or am I in need of a Bronx Egg Cream !
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