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jerry blackwell wrote the following: 2/10/16
This morning at about 9:30 I walked outside in my front yard I saw a large bird in a tree about 120feet from me. I see apair of hawks in the same area most days, but they are not this big. As it changed trees I tried to circled to get a better view. It moved to fast to get a better view. From all the pictures and discripen I have seen of eagles I finally realized that what it was!
It kept changing trees heading north till I lost sight of it. It was about 150 feet east of al. Highway 143 one mile south of Marbury, al.

M Andrews wrote the following: Spotted gorgeous eagle on the Black Warrior river just downstream of the Paul Bryant bridge in Tuscaloosa.

Alice Christian wrote the following: I saw a mature male sitting on a dead deer on the side of hwy 225 in Baldwin County, AL. It was only about 5 yards from the roadway. It was near the entrance to Blakely State Park.

H. Bates wrote the following: Horseshoe Bend Park, Tallapoosa River, Alabama- About 30 minutes after dawn- driving on Highway 49, saw a bald eagle fly up from about 10 feet off the road. Breathtaking!

Christie Jones wrote the following: Jacksonville, Alabama flying over Hwy. 204 right outside the city limits. It was a beautiful Bald Eagle. I spotted it due to the white head and tail feathers. It may have just been passing through...but it was a sight to see!

Haley Lucido wrote the following: We spotted a mature bald eagle perched in a tree overlooking Paradise Lake, a private wooded residential lake in Hoover (Birmingham), AL. The eagle flew off but returned a few moments later to fly in a circle around the lake, very reminiscent of War Eagle flying in Jordan Hare Stadium! It was a pretty incredible sight. Since the lake is popular for many birds of prey who hunt for fish in the lake, we hope the eagle will return again soon.

Heather Huber wrote the following: A bald eagle flew across the road in front of me yesterday (12/6/15)at about 1:25 pm. It came out of some tall pine trees and crossed the road just north of the intersection of South Memorial Parkway (Hwy 231) and Mountain Gap Rd in Huntsville, AL. Definitely a bald eagle. It had the white head and tail and the wing span was tremendous. So beautiful! I wish I could have taken a picture.

Debi Schoenrock wrote the following: Columbus, Ga Phenix City, Al.. Flying on the Alabama side of the Chattahoochee River...

Anthony Ricchiuti wrote the following: Gantt, Alabama. Over the Conecuh River. November 2, 2015 at10:15 AM. Clear, partly cloudy skies. Mature eagle sighted flying in circles over my house ant that of my neighbors. Very clearly a bald eagle, white head and tail, yellow feet. Have also sighted them in Conecuh County flying over wooded areas.

Toby Reaves wrote the following: I saw a Bald Eagle feeding in a pasture off of Hwy 431 between Lafayette and Opelika not far from Hwy 147 on 10/2/15. I took a couple of not so great pics as it flew off. But most definitely a Bald Eagle.

Last week an immature bald eagle lighted on my deck railing. The large bright yellow talons were the sure sign. He sat there for about ten seconds and as I reached for my iPad to take his photo he flew. Very large and I had no idea what it was when it was landing. From photos I feel sure it was an eagle.
Susan Hester
August 2015
Dothan, Alabama

My wife and I watched a bald eagle as she fished around the banks of Ed Lisenby lake for about an hour in Ozark AL, at appr. 2:00 pm on Feb. 3, 2015. She soared around from one point to another so beautifully. It looked very much like a female based on the pictures I've seen, and yes I was fortunate enough to get my binoculars on her, I keep them in my truck. This is actually the second I have seen here, the first was many years ago and I don't remember the date. In total I have been blessed to have seen four out in the wild, one in Texas and one in Kansas. If you ever have the blessing of seeing one of these there will be no mistakes, there are no other birds like them and it is no wonder why they are so special.
Bobby and Stephania Lane

I was driving north on highway 231 near the city of Wetumpka AL and saw the first bald eagle gliding west and traveling into the sunset and saw its white head.
Lynn Whited

I spotted a Bald Eagle on my property on January 4, 2015. I live in Mobile, Alabama just west of the city limits and while outdoors doing some projects I heard my Labrador Retriever bark once and I looked to see and noticed that she was sitting at the edge of my three acre pond looking across it when I caught a glimpse of a very large bird flying from a tall pine tree. At first, I thought it was a buzzard by the size of it but as I watched it fly through the tree tops, I realized that it was a Bald Eagle clinging to something in its talons. It flew within about 100 yards of me about 50 feet above the ground, so I’m certain it was a Bald Eagle with a white head, white tail feathers and about a 6 feet wing span. I was thrilled to see such a beautiful creature and wished I had time to photograph it before it flew away. I see red-tailed hawks regularly and have some good photos of them, but this eagle is more than twice their size. I’ve only seen one Bald Eagle in the wild prior to this one, but that was in Camden, Alabama about ten years ago.
R.Eric Greene

1/1/2015. Huntsville, Alabama. I live in south Huntsville at the base of Green Mountain about 1.5 miles north of the Tennessee River. While doing yard work I kept hearing a hawk calling in one of the many abundant trees. It took me several minutes to locate him - he was jumping from limb to limb and calling out constantly. There was a very large dark object in the tree with him - didn't know what it was until it moved and I was able to pick out the white head and tail feathers of a Bald Eagle. The eagle appeared to be eating something and was ignoring the hawk for the most part. This went on about 10 minutes until the eagle decided he had had enough and off he flew. Amazing experience - being near the mountain we see many hawks but have never seen an eagle.
Joel Patterson.

19 December 2014 in Limestone County Alabama between HWY 72 and Brownsferry RD, my wife and I were sitting on our back porch when something in the sky caught her eye. A bald eagle passed over our house in Newby Plantation flying very low from south to north.
Terry and Amy Frederick.

Wife and I spent 15 minutes last Friday (11/14/14) watching a bald eagle near Trafford, Al. I spotted the bird as we were crossing the McKnally Ford Bridge (33.830181,-86.756028) over the Locust Fork river on Warrior-Trafford road (153). I stopped and backed up to make sure I wasn't seeing things and the eagle came up with a fish from the shallow water on the left. Bird was fishing on the north side of the road and flying back up to the tree overhanging the river on the right. After asking around, the eagle has been spotted by several locals over the past several weeks.
Kevin Elrod

Have a bald eagle living in a tree near a private lake on my property in Hale County, AL.
Austin Rice

Saw a Bald Eagle at 1:20pm, 10-12-2014, 11 miles north of Dothan, AL. This is the first time I've ever seen one here.
Jed Shilas

Hwy 21 mile marker 28. Between Frisco City, AL and Uriah, AL east side of hwy perched in a barren tree
David Wood

I got to watch a bald eagle fly over a lake while I was fishing. I didn't catch a thing but it caught two. I was in Weaver, Alabama and it was about 3:00pm.
Jordan Weathers




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