Eagle-eyed professor captures image of majestic bird at the Mount

January 29, 2018

Douglas Robinson, Mount professor, captured this image of a bald eagle on campus Sunday, January 28.

Douglas Robinson, associate professor of biology, snapped this photo of a bald eagle at Mount Saint Mary College during the campus’s Open House on Sunday, January 28. 

The sighting didn’t ruffle any feathers for Robinson, who is a behavioral ecologist focused on avian breeding biology. Through various research projects, Robinson has been marking crows since 2001, focusing specifically on the crows of the Newburgh, N.Y., area since 2011. 

High school students who missed Sunday’s open house but still want to see what the Mount has to offer are in luck: The college will host informational tours of the campus on Saturday, February 10 starting at 10 a.m. To register, visit 

Like the groundhog seeing his shadow to predict six more weeks of winter, some on campus have taken the appearance of the eagle as a sign that the Philadelphia footballers of the same name will emerge victorious in the upcoming Super Bowl.



Mount Saint Mary College, 60 miles north of New York City, is ranked a Top-Tier Regional University by U.S. News & World Report, and offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs preparing students for careers in healthcare, business, education, social services, communication/media and more.