Bald eagle, Image created by Hope Rutledge


On Feb 11 at 12 noon, I saw 2 adult Bald Eagles in flight within about 20 ft of each other at the same elevation heading in the same direction kind of side-by-side, as if in formation, and vocalizing, presumably to each other. They flew over Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve in California (Contra Costa County, I think) going northwest in the direction of the Lafayette Reservoir or possibly the Briones Reservoir.
On the same day I also saw 2 dark eagles, almost certainly juvenile, perched on the microwave towers at the same preserve. They eventually flew off and had the classic eagle profile in flight. I only had binoculars, but I clearly saw their tarsi which were yellow and unbooted i.e. no feathering on the tarsi. Otherwise they were mainly very dark except for pale grayish under-feathers on the breast. Given lighting and high contrast conditions and the distance, it was hard to discern other markings.
Pam Young

I saw a bald eagle flying through Portola Valley in Santa Clara CA at 8:15am on Feb 6, 2015.
Amy Christen.

We saw 2 bald eagles flying near the truck scales at Truckee, California on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 8:45am and it was amazing. They are so beautiful. We have only seen them in captivity. We have only seen them in the wild in Alaska.
Tonie Reidt

My wife and I saw a female Bald Eagle while driving on east California State Route 46, about 5 miles west of Shandon, in central California. This occurred on Monday February 2, 2015 at about 3:30 PM. Weather-72 degrees, wind-calm, sky-clear. She was sitting in open rangeland on some low foothills to the south of the road about 1/4 mile. We stopped and observed her for about 5 minutes during which she flew around and sat down once again about 1/2 mile east of that point. Her markings were unmistakably those of a Bald Eagle. She rose for a second time and flew northwest until we couldn’t see her any longer.
Jeff Fabbri

wanted to report spotting a pair of bald eagles flying around while I was hiking at Anderson Dam in Morgan Hill, Ca. on Jan 23rd time was 1:30pm. Rangers said they have seen them as well. This is the second time seeing the two and hope to get lucky again.
Ron De La Chevrotiere

I saw a bald eagle Jan 21, 2015 at 4:50 pm on Hwy 4, 13 miles east of Farmington, CA, just at the start of the foothills. Magnificent.
CHRIS JEPSON

Adult bald eagle seen over Lake Lagunitas in Marin County, CA on 12/27/14 in arial battle with an osprey carrying a fish. Neither got the fish when the osprey dropped it. Amazing!
Nais Raulet, San Francisco

Sighted bald eagle at Kings Beach, Lake Tahoe, 2nd Jan, @ 10.30 am.
Amy Leishman

We saw two bald eagles flying south one behind the other and parallel to Highway 101 at the southern end of Atascadero in San Luis Obispo County, CA on December 27th about 11 am. Clear skies wind from North.
Linda Fraley

Bald eagle spotted at 3:45pm on Sunday December 28, 2014 perched on a tree on the side of Highway 20 in Colusa County leaving the canyon (before reaching the town of Williams).
- Aaron D. and Mieko Yeh

DECEMBER 24 2014. APPROX 10 AM
AT THE ENTRANCE OF TOLL ROAD SR 241 OF OSO SOUTH ORANGE COUNTY CALIFORNIA.
BALD EAGLE WAS PERCHED ON HE FIRST OVERHEAD LIGHT AFTER THE ENTRANCE ON SR241 OFF OSO.
THIS AREA IS BETWEEN LADERA RANCH AND COTO DE CAZA….THE EDGE OF WILDERNESS.
ONLY TIME IN MEMORY I DID NOT HAVE MY CAMERA….AS I OFTEN PULL OVER IN THIS AREA TO USE CAMERA WITH 400MM LENS TO CATCH THE RED TAIL HAWK THAT SITS HERE ALMOST EVERY DAY!
STEVE GEETING

Lone male sited bald eagle in green valley California on the Dittmer family farm in oak tree overlooking reservoir.
Stephanie Bundenthal, Thomas Bundenthal and Samuel Bundenthal on December 2, 2014 9:30 am.

I was walking with my dog in the fresh snow in the Coldsteam area near Donner Lake when a bald eagle flew down very close to the trees near me, only about thirty feet away. I was observing it carefully, in awe, when another flew out of the tree only about ten feet above me. What a gift, but sorry I disturbed their apparent resting place during a storm.
Brooke Bishop, Truckee Ca

I was hiking this morning at Anderson lake in Morgan Hill, Ca. and spotted a pair of bald eagles flying over the lake. I couldn't believe what I saw and was delighted to know that someone else spotted them back in 2012 from this site. The pair of eagles were very vocal and could be heard throughout the valley. I feel honored to have witnessed such a rare sight.
Ron de la Chevrotiere
Date:11/24/2014 at 930am

I think I saw a bald eagle today at crystal springs res. @ 7am at the 2 mile marker. It was really foggy.
Gary Lauber

Nov 18, 10:15am pst.
Spotted a bald eagle next to interstate 5 southbound, about 1 mile from Hilt near calif/oregon border. Only other time I've seen one in the wild was in Yellowstone.
Gary Campbell

Juvenile Bald Eagle (between 2-2.5 years old) spotted at Contra Loma Regional Park, Antioch California on 16 Nov 2014
This is my first sighting a Bald Eagle. Not only was The Bald spotted, A Golden Eagle was on the same fence line within 10' of the Bald.
Richard Evans

I sighted a bald eagle flying around 200 ft. near Portuguese Bend in Palos Verdes Sep. 10 around 2:30pm.
Jerry Warner

Coleman Ave/ Meridian Ave 95118 in San jose, Ca. 3:00pm 9/6/2014.
younger bird based on head size. Full white head, long beautiful black wings. so cool.
Jonathan Olson

On Friday February 7, 2014 A box eagle was sighted on the streets of los Angeles in a strip called miracle mile... She had injured her wing in flight so was terrified n sheltering herself in a bush..my co worker showed me a pic which looked to b a female eagle .The police Wer called to the scene and as soon as they arrived animal control was called in to pick up the bald eagle and take her to a safe place..thank god she's alrite...
Juan Carranza




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