Received a call from a rental tenant of mine reporting a Bald Eagle flyover at approx 100 foot altitude over his trailer which is located close to Blanchard St. in Natchitoches.
I saw a bald eagle in a tree right alongside highway 152 on Sunday Oct 20 2013 at approx 1pm. I can't identify exactly where, but it was on a flat, straight stretch of the highway between the San Luis reservoir and 101.
I was driving on California State Highway 198 East 5 miles west of Highway 101 when I saw two bald eagles and either one turkey vulture or condor feasting on a dead animal carcass on the dude of the highway. This occurred on October 9, 2013. It was a beautiful sight to be seen, as they were literally ten feet from the side of the road. It looked as if the eagles were trying to shoo off the other bird as if to say "stay away from our food."
Saw a Bald Eagle standing in a farmers field south of Milton around 4:45pm, Oct 4, 2013. I was driving home along Britannia Rd and saw the bird West of James Snow Pkwy. I was very surprised by the sighting
I saw a bald eagle chasing a bird this morning over Hwy 17 on my morning commute from Santa Cruz to Los Gatos. The sighting was right as I reached Lexington Reservoir. I had no idea we had bald eagles in those hills! It was amazing. The poor little bird it was chasing was flying for its life.
(Sighting on 9-19-13)
I believe that my granddaughter and I sighted a Golden Eagle on September 12, 2013 in the backyard of our home in Clovis, California. We live close to ranchland and are on 5 acres east of town off the 168 hwy that leads to the foothills, Prather being the closest town. I noticed a very large bird circling the area, then landing in one of our 30 year old trees. We were having a swimming lesson in the backyard. At first I thought that the bird was a hawk but it was too large to be a hawk . I have seen both bald eagles and golden eagles before in several different states. We have lots of squirrels on our property and rabbits as well. We also have had great horned owls nesting here.
I assume I've seen the same Bald Eagle 4 mornings in a row at nearly the same time in the morning east of Willows, Ca., on Highway 162, between 45 and Highway 5 during the week of January 29-February 1, 2013. Once it was flying into a small grove of trees and the other 3 times it was sitting in those same trees.
Two sightings on two different days!!! January 20, 2013 (late afternoon), and January 22, 2013 (early morning). I saw what I believe is a juvenile bald eagle in Coto de Caza, CA, near our house. Feathers seem like molting. More white in chest area. Almost spotted white patches, on dark brown. Maybe a golden eagle, but I am pretty sure a bald eagle. Beautiful. He (or she) got startled by the crows. This morning I was watching him with binoculars. He was perched in a tree, about 300 feet away. Neighbor's garage opened and he flew away. Then returned. We also saw him two days ago. He was "squawking/screeching" quite a bit two days ago. Louder than the local hawks. And much bigger. Body almost looks like a penguin, compared to our local hawks.
Evan C. Borges
I saw a Bald Eagle flying high above Lake Anderson, Morgan Hill, CA 95037 on December 24, 2012. A Christmas present from the Lord for my grandchildren and I. It appeared that the eagle was flying with other eagles but they didn't have white heads.
We were driving up Highway 101, just near San Ardo, when I looked up and was shocked to see a bald eagle soaring above us on Saturday, November 24, 2012 around 1 pm.
I also saw one on Sunday, August 19 while driving up Highway 1, north of Hearst Castle.
On Saturday October 15th,2011 four of us saw a lone Bald Eagle on the 18th hole of Sierra La Verne Country Club in LA County, So. Cal. It flew over us and sat in a tree for a few minutes before flying north.
Sitting in my office today, 12 floors up in downtown San Jose, I noticed a large bird flying substantially higher than any others that I've noted over the past 4 years of casually looking. I watched it for a bit, and I caught a glimpse of white towards the tail, making me think that it could be a bald eagle. I ran to get some binoculars and upon closer inspection, it turns out I was watching a Golden Eagle. I was really surprised to see one circling such an urban area, but thrilled nonetheless.
I was surprised to see a Bald Eagle landing in a tree out in a field to the left as we were driving east on hwy. 152 out of Gilroy,Ca just about 2 miles off hwy 101 on 9/7/2012
San Jose, Ca.
Hedgpeth Ranch, Sonoma County, California.
Saw a bald eagle today soaring in the sky above Highway 16, between Cache Creek and Clear Lake, CA. Pulled over to watch it, as it kept flying higher and higher. Beautiful....
I was scuba diving in Folsom Lake (Folsom, California) at Mormon Island on Saturday morning and saw a Bald Eagle in the tree above us. What a cool sight!
I live in Lanark Highlands and while driving along Rodger Rd. and very large bird flew out of the woods, I did a double take as I knew it was an Eagle. What a magnificent site. I stopped my truck and just watched him fly over the field next to me, I had the honour to watch him for a few minutes. When I got home I immediately looked him up on the computer and believe it was a male – I am not a bird expert, but it was truly a once in a life time experience.
My family and I were at Donner Lake just outside Truckee Ca between Christmas and New Year. We arrived at our condo around lunchtime on Dec 27th 2011 and decided to take a walk along the lake shore with the kids and my inlaws (avid bird watchers !) As we walked out of the condo a bald eagle glided by above us...maybe only 50 ft above us ....just above the treeline. We were so excited....my inlaws were able to note another New sighting in their log.
Last year my son Elijah and I were driving a furniture delivery to a customers house in Carmel, Ca. Just before we arrived, at the corner of High Meadow Dr. / Outlook Way, I saw a large bald eagle sitting in a damaged tree on the high ground of this corner. I stopped my truck in the middle of the street and told my son to look. I couldn't believe my own eyes. I was looking at a Bald Eagle with the distinct white markings to contrast the darker color on its body. It was so impressive we stayed awhile just to marvel at the huge animal. The eagle was only 100 feet from us, wow! I was shocked to know that bald eagles lived here near us in Monterey, California.
Sgt. Greg Johnson
My husband and I were in our hot tub this morning and had the pure luck of watching an eagle land in a pine tree behind our gazebo. He/she sat there for a few minutes and flew to another tree further in the distance. It was incredible! We are in Grass Valley, CA closer to Auburn, Ca…..in ranch land, not the mountains…but we do have a lot of water that surrounds us. Have there been many others from Grass Valley/Auburn that have had sitings?
Angela Van Ness
I live in Copperopolis, CA and was driving west on highway 4 near Milton on Dec. 12th 2011. I had to take a double look and pulled over and saw for my first time, a lone bald eagle circling some cattle land. I couldn't believe it. At first I thought it might be a vulture, but the white head and tail feathers made me look again. I never thought I would see one and had no idea they were in this area. What a Big and beautiful bird!
We were awaken by our dogs bark from in our home about 8am Black Friday the day after Thanksgiving 2011. Their barks make us go to the back sliding patio door. When we looked out sitting on our dogs rug was a huge Golden Eagle. The dogs were barking to get out but the Eagle was twice as big as both our Toy Poodles, Paris and Destiny together, at that time the eagle turned and looked at us. I looked into the eyes of a bald eagle. At that point it frighten me. I closed the blinds and went up stairs to get a better look. He after about 5 min. Stood up his wing span was 5 or 6 feet. I have never seen a bird that big up close. our patio is quite small maybe 20 x 40 feet. Than he elevated to a row of 8 feet bushes lining the back wall of our patio. After what seem like 5 min. He casually lifted off and up into the sky heading west back towards Woodland Hills mountains with a squirrel in his giant claws.
We live in Winnetka California, and I can say with certainty. The eagle has landed.
Azusa, California, Los Angeles County November 19, 2011. Again saw Bald Eagle perched on power pole surveying the two reservoirs directly behind my home. Previously spotted September 2011 and reported here at that time. Always a thrill to see one this far south!
I was having a garage sale at my house when I saw a bald eagle flying very high
with other birds. I think they where hawks. Any way he was circling around up
there. I have seen these way up north but never down here? About a week later
I saw another one or the same eagle circling in the same area.
Saugus California, Santa Clarita Area
Would have shared this sooner if I'd known of this website. Summer in 2010, I live on Hidden Lake in Lake Forest, CA. Heard the eagle before I saw it, flew in very low and close by, circled the lake three times, so I got a very good look. Beautiful creature, first and only one I've ever seen.
Azusa, CA, Los Angeles County. Sept. 7 & 8, 2011, I again saw a Bald Eagle perched on power pole outside my back yard next to reservoir. No ID tag. First sighting in this location since February 11, 2007 (also reported here).
On August 20, 2011 My sighting was in the same area as Kathy D below.
A lone Bald Eagle soaring off Hwy 101 near San Martin, in Santa Clara County. I wasn't sure until the dark foothill background reinforced the snow white head and tail. An amazing sight, and fortunately I saw a Ranger who was able to confirm it or I would have been continued doubting myself.
On February 3rd, 2011, I saw this bald eagle in Los Molinos, CA, on
the East side of Highway 99. Several weeks earlier, I saw another
bald eagle also just on the East side of 99, but approximately 5 miles
south of Chico, near Oroville, CA. The one pictured below appeared
to be eating carrion.
Melissa Beebe Roberts/Mark Roberts
Jan 31, 2011
(South) Escondido, California near Lake Hodges. One sat in the
eucalyptus tree in my backyard for about an hour!!!!!
On Sunday, Jan. 23, at around 2-2:30 p.m., I was driving on California's Highway 101, heading north between Gilroy and Morgan Hill. It was a clear day. This area is flat, open and rural. Just ahead of my car – about two or three car-lengths – and some 30 feet up, I saw a bald eagle fly directly across the highway, flying from west to east. I was able to observe it for about 5-10 seconds. What a thrill!
I live in a small community – Yosemite Lakes Park with a Coarsegold, Ca address in Madera County, Califonia. YLP is about 8 miles from Coarsegold. This is a Sierra foothill community of 1-5 acre parcels and fairly populated. This morning I saw several Crows/Ravens circling and chasing an equivalent size bird. In the sunlight from 250 yards, I could see the Vivd White Tail and Head on what had to be a bald eagle. Nearest intersection is Yosemite Springs Parkway and Stetson.
I was amazed at the sight as it disappeared behind the trees. Moments later, I was able to catch a similar view and then it was gone.
Lake sonoma, saw one on morning of January 20, 2011
Today, 1/12/2011, at noon, a Bald Eagle was soaring with several Turkey Vultures over Spanish Lakes area, just south of Paso Robles, CA. The area is a few miles East of the Salinas River.
J Van de Wouw
While walking the reagle beagle this morning, I saw a bald eagle perched in a tree. Wilson creek wash area between Bryant and 2nd street. Yucaipa Ca. Januraury 12th 2011
January 12, 2011, El Segundo, California, Soaring south of LAX
I was walking around Contra Loma Reservoir in Antioch, California this morning and I just happened to look up to see a bald eagle sitting in a tree. Luckily I had a camera to document the evidence.
I saw a Bald Eagle roughly around December 23, 2010. I was traveling home from work near Wheatland California. It was perched in a wet area on the side of a roadway. I have never before seen the majestic creature in real life. I thought briefly that my eyes had tricked me and almost ran off the side of the road staring at the creature. But, I know what I saw and will never forget the amazing image of the beautiful creature. The symbol of our great nation and perseverance over extinction!
Tanya Hawkins-Olivehurst, CA
San Andreas, CA (near Angels Camp, CA)
12/12/10- My wife, 6 year old son and I were sitting near Mark Twain Hospital and saw TWO in flight overhead. Casually soaring eastbound. No mistake, they were Bald Eagles.
Justin, Heather and Ezra Carr
The pictures are not as sharp as I would have liked. but they are amazing... he was on the other side of our back yard fence... I zoomed in as far as I could but could not hold the camera still I needed it on a tri pod but did not have time to set it up... he was gone as fast as I saw him... there is a dead deer there and you would not believe the buzzards that are in the back yard and when the eagle came they flew away and when he left they came back...The Eagle was twice the size of the buzzards and when he flew away took some doing to take off in the air do to his size and the wing span... was unable to get pictures of him in the air....this happened today 12/12/10 afternoon in Red Bluff, CA...Off of Hwy 36 west....
My Husband and I saw a Bald Eagle today November 26th, 2010 around the intersection of Oak Glen Road and Calimesa Blvd in Yucaipa California around 1:00 pm.
My mother and I saw what she thought at first was an owl in a 30ft. tree while walking down my street in Sacramento on Feb.13, 2010 As she said maybe it is a turkey or a vulture, I was trying to convince myself it wasn't what I belived it to be, a Bald Eagle! There really is no mistaking it, the sheer massive presence is astounding. when a few nieghbors came near and they were saying what I was thinking I tried to ready my phone's camera to shoot a pic. Alas I was too late and only got it soaring away above the rooftop in silhouette. If I had the picture to prove it my husband an friends would not be so quick to dismiss it as a case of mistaken identity. As I am finding evidence of oher sighings I am encouraged to see the majestic creature's comeback from near extinction. It was the most exciting momement I've shared in a long time! To think that when I was learning about birds of prey The symbol of our country was endagered now it is becoming a common experience to see them flying, nesting now our human efforts at preserving the species are paying off!
Melissa in Sacramento, California
I first saw a Bald Eagle Dec. 21st 2009 less than 30' flying overhead , merryxmas. The crows and red tail hawks were beside themselves. Second sighting there were two flying in the late after noon, maybe 100 yards across the street Jan 2nd 2010. Last night Jan 14th 2010 one landed in a eucalyptus tree in my front yard just at dusk, did not roost, my dog was barking she saw me getting excited. I was able to get my binoculars, on the 21 power setting and see it close up, to cool. Each I almost had to pinch myself. Northern Ca between WAPA and Lake Bethany on Kelso Rd Byron. Hope to be able to get a pic soon, that would be a dream come true.