3:05 pm, Oct 6. Titus side of Lake Jordan, in a light rain. A beautiful specimen circled over the area, flying from north to south and then back toward the north at tree top level. Hope it's the first of many sightings and they'll become established in the area.
Sept 11, 2013
Elmore County, Alabama
About 2:45pm local time
My friend Robert Griffith and I were flying a Civil Air Patrol glider just east of the Wetumpka Airport. We were circling in lift at about 4,200' and I noticed a bird off our left wing. We typically see buzzards and hawks so we were not surprised--except this was a bald eagle. I turned the glider toward the eagle and it dived away. I dived the glider to follow and then noticed a second bald eagle, both diving away from us. Robert took a couple of photos with his phone; you can make out the white of their tail-feathers but that is about all. The entire encounter lasted less than thirty seconds. But it was quite a treat!
I sighted a Bald Eagle in Limestone County (North Alabama) near the intersection of Huntsville Brownsferry Road & Cambridge Lane. He was flying up from a crop field. I assume that he had just caught something.
My wife and I saw a Bald Eagle flying low along the Tennessee River in South Huntsville in Madison County, Alabama this past December 2012. We were heading North on Hwy 231 over the Whitesburg Bridge into Huntsville and it flew right over the car. There are Eagle viewing areas in North Alabama at Lake Guntersville State Park about 30-40 miles Southeast along the Tennessee River during the winter, but we have never seen one in our County.
Chips and Teresa Rosher
Today I saw an American Bald eagle for the 3rd time in 3 weeks at the small lake in my backyard. This beautiful large eagle has been coming to catch fish in the small neighborhood lake that joins my back yard. I live in Madison County Alabama. This eagle has white feathers on his head and under his tail and is quite large. He has been coming and catching and eating fish. He sits in a tree until he sees a fish, swoops out over and drops down to catch the fish, then goes back to the tree to eat it. Today he flew right up to my fence with wings spread and dropped down in the shallow water at the water's edge just beyond my backyard fence, claws extended and caught a large fish. He took the fish to a nearby tree and stayed there for about 45 minutes eating the fish. When the crows starting landing in the tree he continued to eat for a while and then flew over the trees toward the Flint River. At one point the eagle buzzed low over the 12 ducks on our little lake.
It's been so exciting to have a bald eagle in my back yard!
My husband and I saw a bald eagle sitting on a light pole as we travelled west on I-10 over Mobile Bay on September 11, 1012. Also think we spotted a nest on another light pole (the kind with the circle of bulbs that can be lowered) just a short distance before we entered the tunnel going into Mobile. Exciting!
Beth and Jim Strickland
My husband and I saw a bald eagle yesterday around 10:20 a.m. at One Horse Road, Spanish Fort, Alabama. It was right across from United Methodist Church.
We saw a bald eagle perched on a light pole on the 1-10 Mobile Bay bridge -- Baldwin side-- yesterday. SO exciting!
Michael & Gwen Windham
I saw a bald eagle on bromley rd. just east of bay minette creek on february 8th 2012. It flew across the road and lit in a pine tree along the edge of the road. I was in awe. What a magnificent animal.
On February 6, 2012, I spotted a Bald Eagle on County Road 39 South between County Road 40 and Highway 59 in Bay Minette, AL. The Bald Eagle was approximately 200 yards north of a creek that crosses County Road 39.
A group of aircraft enthusiast observed three bald eagles, adult with white head and tail feathers, soaring above KPYP Centre-Piedmont-Cherokee County Regional Airport approximately 3 miles south of Weiss Lake in Cherokee County AL. 12/31/11.
Was coming home and thought a buzzard was in road but when we came up on it and it took flight, to out surprise it was a beautiful big bald eagle.
The road we were driving on is county rd 45 Mckenzie Grade in Greenville, Al. This is the first time I have actually seen a bald eagle in Greenville, AL
I must say it was an experience to remember I just wished I had a camera with me at the time.
I saw a bald eagle 4mile west of Dothan,Al. Near the little Choctawhatchee river
12/8/11. I visited Alaska a few years ago and saw plenty of them but I never thought I would see one Near home.
December 4, 2011 on Smith Lake a few miles from Duncan Bridge my husband and I saw a bald eagle while fishing. He flew off when we spotted him and we went on fishing but came back by the same spot we saw him earlier. We saw him again and since I always take my camera with me I did take pictures. They turned out actually very good but I wish I had had my zoom lens. Every time we go back to that area we look for him but I think he is gone…..It was very exciting to see that magnificent bird…J Clark
I know this is under wrong heading but I observed a Golden Eagle on November 6th 2011 along the Tombigbee River in Clarke County AL, approximately 5 miles south of Jackson, AL. Eagle was soaring about 40 feet high and within 50 yards of us. Then perched in tree top in middle of large field near Corp of Engineers spoilage area. The defined white band was easily seen on immature Eagle. It was 230 in afternoon and bright sunny afternoon.
Spotted a pair of bald eagles today coasting near the I-10 bridge on the Baldwin County side of Mobile Bay, beautiful!
Two eagles fished our pond in the Walsboro community north of Wetumpka, Alabama on February 6th, 2011. They soared and dived into the water, much like a Pelican diving.
They maintained two heights and took turns circling the pond at the lower altitude.
We got a good look at them as they circled about 100 feet or so from our read deck.
On Jan 11, 2011, I spotted a mature bald eagle flying over my house in Helena, Alabama. Until last year when I spotted a pair of bald eagles in a tree on Llake Tuscaloosa, I had never seen a bald eagle south of MO. Both of these sightings had me so excited. So wonderful to see them making a comeback!
I am reporting the sighting of a beautiful ball eagle this AM, 2011 in Luverne, Al. He flew over our lake here at Lake Haven Assisted Living and sad to say killed one of our little ducks.
Luverne is in Crenshaw County half way between Greenville, Al. and Troy, Al. and is on 331 So. I have reported this to the Fish and Wildlife.
Lillian H. Rice
Saw a single adult flying over Ski Lake near Lakeview in McCalla,Al.as I was driving by on state hwy 216.Clerk at nearby BP said one other customer reported seeing it.
Located 5 miles northeast of Warrior Alabama on Skyview Lakeridge Estates Lake near Hayden, Alabama. A bald eagle flew across my vision as I was enjoying the view of our lake as I do with my cup of coffee each morning, it landed and stayed perched in a tree across the lake (about a football field away) from my home, several crows were trying to intimidate it, diving and poking at it for at least a half hour then they gave up and just left. I watched it with my binoculars for 1 1/2 hours until I had to leave. I could have watched it all day. I called my neighbor and she also watched it and took pictures of it. I hope it will return again so I can get some pictures.
Seen eagle at 9:30am 12/5/10 alabama hyway 5 driving north. it flew down and picked up a road kill and flew along side and went up got a good look.just south of Brent Alabama Cahaba river about 2 mile east.
Two mature bald eagles were sighted along Rabbit Creek off Dog River Road in Mobile County on September 29, 2010. The eagles were photographed perched in a tree along the creek.
This past week-end, September 26, 2010, we had the pleasure of viewing two mature bald eagles on Lewis Smith Lake in Cullman County Alabama. We also were blessed to view two osprey catching fish in the same area. A red tailed hawk was fussing at one of the eagles. I would say bird of prey are flourishing at Smith Lake.
Susan and Selwyn Spaulding
February 18, 2010 Gadsden, Alabama at 5:05 Near Lake Gadsden. The Eagle was flying west towards the bird sanctuary behind the Gadsden Mall. It appeared to be mature with a very distinct white head.
Courtesy of Kiley Morrison
In January 2010 my wife and I had the glorious experience of seeing a mature Bald Eagle near our home located on Lewis Smith Lake in Cullman County, Alabama.
On the drive out from the house it's very common to see Red Tailed Hawks sitting on the utility poles overlooking the pastures which are loaded with rabbits, as was the case this morning. I had seen 3 hawks that morning, 2 Red Tailed and 1 that I'm not sure what it is called. Then as we came around a curve I couldn't believe my eyes. It was sitting in the highest point in the area in the top of a pine tree. Its head was almost invisible against the clouds in the sky behind where it sat. We both attempted to take photos with our cell phones but needed telephoto lenses. My wife gasped when the Eagle spread its wing and flew from the pine tree. A truly breath taking creature and a glorious experience to actually see an Eagle in the wild!
Peter A. Crittenden