In the past two days I've had confirmation of two "lifers" for my bird list.
I took this photo December 12/09 and had a terrible time catching this little bird standing still. I had no idea what it was and couldn't seem to pin point it in my ROM Field Guide to Birds of Ontario . Finally today I saw a photo online of what looked like the same bird but it wasn't identified. Hmmmmm, what to do??? Ding! - that's the sound of the light bulb coming on - I showed the online photo to a co-worker, Al Fewster, and he suggested it might be a Wren. Hmmmm, what to do next??? I went to Cornell's All About Birds, typed in Wren and from a list of suggestions I discovered that my little bird is a Carolina Wren! Diabolical ID Challenge. And the consensus is that it is, in fact, a Bald Eagle!