Dec 11, 2013 in a field on Bartholow Rd in Sykesville MD. Absolutely beautiful.
Derwood Maryland, around two p.m. In neighbors driveway when a bald eagle flies over head, direction east to west Over Grande Vista drive.
I saw a Bald Eagle on Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 4:00pm near Sagamore Farms, Reisterstown, MD. The eagle was in a field near the carcass of a deer.
We had a bald eagle visit our neighborhood today (exit 6 off 270 in Rockville, MD. He perched himself high up in a tree over a house for over an hour while the whole street came out to take pictures. The temperature today (dec 5th) was 68 degrees!
Two bald eagles seen flying around Research Boulevard at Gude Drive in Rockville. Took pictures.
Lisa, Donna and Elmer Adams
December 3rd 2PM EST
Location: I-270N @ Montrose Rd (Rockville)
Adult, eagle was flying east to west along Montrose Rd.
Spectacular sight…..my first sighting in MD.
Saw a beautiful bald eagle this morning 12-3-2013 flying down Forbes Blvd. in Lanham, MD. Spectacular sight!
I definitely saw a mature Bald Eagle at close range when it dove to avoid the 4-5 starlings attacking it. This was about 3:00PM while driving on Arcola Ave. near Georgia Ave. The Eagle came to about 10 feet above the car (which I had stopped in amazement!).
About noon on 11/29/13, I swear I saw a Bald Eagle soaring at about 200' over Viers Mill Rd. and Twinbrook Pky. in Rockville, MD.
I live in gaithesrburg, by the air park. Beautiful eagle soared over my house, for about 10 minutes, my wife and I enjoyed. The second time I have seen, I assume the same one
Thanksgiving Day, 11/28/13, around 12:30 PM, there was a bald eagle flying near Smokey Glen Farm, Riffle Ford Road and Route 28 in Gaithersburg, Maryland. I observed the eagle for about 15 minutes on and off. There are small ponds nearby, but the closest resident eagles I know of are at Black Hill Park about 5 miles north and on the Potomac River which is about 5 miles south. I also saw a bald eagle on 9/27/13 in the afternoon at White's Ferry near Poolesville, on the Potomac River (I have seen them at the ferry in the past).
Saw a pair of Bald eagles in the Woodley Gardens
neighborhood in Rockville Maryland 11/6/13.
CONOWINGO DAM PARK, SUSQUEHANNA RIVER, OFF ROUTE 1
ON ANY GIVEN DAY YOU CAN VEIW FROM 15 TO 30 BALD EAGLES. THIS SITE HAS BECOME ONE OF THE LARGEST GATHERINGS OF PHOTOGRAHERS AND BIRD WATCHERS IN THE AREA.
EARLY MORNING AND MID AFTERNOON SEEM TO BE THE BEST TIME TO SEE THEM DIVING FOR FISH.
Bald eagle sighted in Middletown, Md feeding in field. I think it took the kill nfrom a large hawk and several crows. 11/3/13
Nov. 1 ,2013 Saw bald eagle 30 feet from the road in Denton Md. off Garrand rd.
I sighted a bald eagle yesterday, October 23, 2013 in Baltimore County on Old Valley Rd. between Green Spring Valley Rd. and Stevenson Rd. What an incredible experience. The majestic bird was sitting on the side of the road and when I saw it I thought, "what a big bird." With that the eagle took flight right over the hood of my car. I couldn't believe I was seeing it and so close. Another person was driving in the opposite direction and she slowed down and I could read her lips, "Oh my god! Did you see that?!!!" I stopped and it took several seconds to absorb what had just happened -- a bald eagle and so close! "Freedom," I thought, "Freedom." It was an experience I'll never forget.
Yesterday, we believe we spotted what appeared to be a bald eagle while waiting in line for the White's Ferry near Poolesville, Maryland.
Blythe McDanel Black
On Friday, September 13, I saw a Bald Eagle soaring above the intersection of Route 29 and Tech Road in Silver Spring, MD. It was amazing.
We were trail riding our horses on private property when we saw the bald eagle fly over our heads. We were riding in Lutherville, Md. Its called Helmore farm. Its close to Greenspring Valley and Falls Rd. We saw it Monday around noon.
8-31-13: I saw a bald eagle around 3:30 this afternoon in Forest Hill, MD. It was in a clearing off rt. 23 behind the Forest Hill airpark. I had a friend who saw one on the other side of the airpark, so I always keep a look out. This one appeared to be tending to a meal, but then flew away as I was driving by. Absolutely gorgeous.
We have had 2 Bald Eagles for at least the past 2 years. They may have been around before but I did not spot them. This month we have 2 hanging around in our tall Oak Trees right outside our doors. We live off the Chesapeake Bay in Annapolis Maryland. I tried to get a picture of one of them this year.
There is over 100+ American Bald Eagles that are at the Conowingo Dam in Harford County MD all year round. A ton of photographers (myself included) go there sometimes everyday to watch them and also take photos. The most wonderful part is sometimes they get so close to you that they are in reaching distance but non of us try because we want to keep our distance and not scare them. I have thousands of photos. It is really a breath taking site to see them all there flying free.
Feb. 1, 2013
I have seen bald eagles many times before, especially in Ohio on I80/90 when I traveling (multiple sightings over the years) just southwest of Sandusky.
In a snowy day around March 10, 2006, I saw and photographed a bald eagle standing high on a VERY TALL tree just east of Zion National Park on UT route 9 (west of 89). But what amazed me today is that I saw a bold eagle just south of Baltimore BWI airport on I295 when I was traveling to the airport, where I thought was too much development for the eagles. The time was 3:55pm, when the traffic was a little slow. The eagle was standing on a tall tree by a pond just to the east of I295 in between 100 and 195 (the airport road)(off the Weeping Willow Road likely). It is too bad my flight to Detroit was 4:45, so I could not have a closer look.
Here I checked the sightings in Maryland and amazed that there was a sighting in the same area on Dec. 9, 2009. Maybe it is related.
-- Ciping Huang (Ohio)
Adult sighted daily around Grasonville, MD on Chester River on Marylands Eastern Shore (January 31, 2013)
We have a bunch of bald eagles near where we live in Middle River, MD. As we are close to the Chesapeake bay, it's perfect habitat (and actually if you go out onto the Chesapeake or any of the rivers/creeks running into it, you may stumble onto areas where large groups have congregated). But I've been seeing them more and more just out and about in areas I wouldn't expect – in late October 2012 I saw a pair locking in mid-air directly over the Baltimore Beltway. And twice now have seen solitary birds over I-95 just north of the Ft. McHenry tunnel in Baltimore City. Last weekend (January 26) saw a single eagle flying over Rt. 40 in Middle River.
I also had a wonderful encounter December 26 2012, driving north through New Jersey - in Northern NJ (north of Newark Airport, approaching NYC) on the New Jersey Turnpike, one was flying up out of the marshes and drew level with my car for a few moments. I've been seeing a lot of eagles lately, but it's still pretty amazing, they are very awe inspiring birds, and I love seeing them that close!
This week in Centreville, Md I have observed 4 Eagles flying over various places, mainly wide open farm land. There was a pair and two loners. We do have Lake Corsica very near and I wonder if that is why we see so many in our area.
I had the honor of seeing my first bald eagle today at Schooley Mill Park in Howard County, Maryland. It was magnificent!
I live in Hagerstown Maryland. I have a farm facing my back yard I wanted to report that their are 2 Bald Eagles that hang out in these 4 large trees that are in the farmers field. I've notice them in those tree in the pass few weeks. The other day the weather was nice and one of them flew over me twice. The Bald Eagle flew over my head and then made a circle flight and came back around and flew right in front of me. I stood there in shock because that was one awesome and beautiful bird.
While driving on Freeland Road in Parkton, Maryland on Dec 20th 2012 at 12:30 pm. I observed two bald eagles in a field feasting on a deer carcass while a larger Bald Eagle stood watch high in a tree above. I watched for several minutes. Many drivers also stopped to watch. Exactly two weeks later to the day and at approximately same time of day in the same location, I witnessed one lone bald eagle in the same field eating another dead prey in the field.
Leigh and Mark Salkowski
We spotted one adult and one juvenile bald eagle on January 12, 2013 in the forest within the Carrington neighborhood in Waldorf, MD. They hung around for an hour as my family played in our backyard and lit a pile of branches.
Single bald eagle sighted flying one mile northwest of Round Top on January 6, 2013 (five miles west of Hancock, MD)
Carol Hoffman Sloan
Two large bald eagles were sighted in a cut corn field in Centreville MD on Hibernia Rd on January 3rd,2013
My family and I reside in Columbia, Md and on Saturday, December 29. 2012, we spotted a Bald Eagle on a main thoroughfare in town along Cedar Lane (down for the Howard County Hospital). The Eagle swooped down into traffic at approximated 3 pm or just a little before. There were other birds spotted in the adjacent trees along the road but not sure if they are also bald eagles.
We have been sighting two bald eagles around our house on Trenton Mill Road near Piney Branch Golf Course in south Hampstead or Upperco, Maryland. They have been flying above a corn field across the street and perching in trees next to our house. We have seen the two eagles 4 different times in the last week. Today is Saturday, December 29, 2012.
I have also sighted bald eagles several times in the last couple of years at Prettyboy Reservoir which is about 7 miles from here.
One adult bald eagle and two adolescent bald eagles were sighted December 28, 2012 @ Maryland Route 165 Pylesville Md eating on a deer carcass.
On 12/23/12 @ 11 am saw a big Eagle on a power line tower East of Salisbury, Md. near the town of Pittsville in an open field. Saw this or another Eagle late Spring12 same location. Today, viewed it from 300 yards with binoculars. I ride my bicycle daily and have been looking for the eagle for months. What a marvelous sight at the Christmas season.
Earlier this afternoon, around 12:30pm, I saw a Bald Eagle perched a top a tree on the island in the middle of Lake Needwood in Derwood, MD.
I was approaching the Rt 40 Bridge in Patapsco State Park on the boarder
of Baltimore and Howard Counties in Catonsville, MD I spotted a large
Bald Eagle flying East over the bridge I was approaching and come to
rest in a large tree. I later realized there was a deer carcass on the
side of the road under where the Eagle perched. I would assume the
Eagle decided not to approach due to the heavy traffic. This was my
first sighting of a Bald Eagle in the Wild.
Ellicott City MD
I commute from Berkeley Springs, WV to Cumberland, Md, Monday through Friday.
This past Tuesday, I spotted a bald eagle sitting in a pine tree along route 68 8 miles west of Hancock, Md.
I spotted a bald eagle attempting to pick up roadkill on route 68 approximately 10 miles east of Cumberland, Md
We seen an eagle feeding in the lake behind the resort. It then perched in a tree just off off the lake for several minutes. My phone camera was not good enough to pick it up. The eagle had lots of white on the tail and head. First time I have seen one in the wild.
My husband and I saw two (2) adult Bald Eagles and at least one (1) juvenile on Saturday, 11/17/12, in Harford County, Maryland, at approx. 1:45 PM. They were in a field located on Jarrettsville Pike just north of Hess Road.
My husband and I saw 2 adult bald eagles and at least one juvenile on Saturday, 11/17/12 in northern Baltimore county. They were in a field that is usually full of sunflowers in the summer on Jarrettsville Pike just south of Ladew Gardens. There were many other birds with them.
November 19, 2012 --> My husband and I continue to see the bald eagle almost daily and now have spotted his/her mate nearby... We live in north Silver Spring.
November 16, 2012 --> My husband and I have spotted a bald eagle, 3 days in a row, off Layhill Road in Silver Spring, MD... We live just north of Bonifant Road and just south of the ICC... :)
This morning I spotted a bald eagle perched for more than an hour in the goshen hollow area off of Brink Road in Gaithersburg adjacent to the Seneca Creek Preserve (near Brink and Wightman)
October 24, 2012 1:40pm
Sighted a pair of Bald Eagles circling over
Cockeysville, MD (Balt.Co.)
They were heading north.
What a bucket list moment!
I was driving north on 83 and right as passed the Northern Parkway exit, an amazing bald eagle flew right across the JFX and landed on a tree overlooking the water and highway. It was the most incredible wildlife experience I have ever had in the Baltimore City limits. I will never forget that beautiful sight.
I saw a bald eagle around 4:45 PM Sunday, Oct. 14 in Montgomery County, MD, while walking along Quince Orchard Road between Muddy Branch and Horse Center Rd. The Eagle was on the ground at at first I assumed it was a turkey vulture and it was some distance, perhaps 200 yards away in a cut field between two high voltage power lines. I was looking into the setting sun and it didn't quite look right so I walked in its direction. When the eagle took off it was much better illuminated and flew nearly over my head and circled to some trees and I got a very good look and saw the big white head and tail. The eagle had been feeding on what must have been a freshly dead doe in the grass, which the Eagle found before the vultures. There is a veritable plague of deer here, and deer carcases support a large turkey and black vulture population. People in the development on the other side of the power lines saw the eagle fly off into the trees and soon there was a stream of people with cameras hoping to get a picture. I hope that the eagle was able to return and feed some more.
Bill Burr, North Potomac, Maryland
On October 13, 2012 at 7:15 a.m. I saw a bald eagle fly up from the field and into the woods in the area of Church Hill Road and Woodland Way, Myersville, Md. It sat in the tree until 10:15 when I was able to take my husband back to see it and we both watched it through binoculars.
Oct 7, 2012: While driving south on River Road and taking the entrance ramp onto the Washington Beltway towards the 270 Spur, to my surprise one just flew across my line of sight. Beautiful. I've lived in Bethesda for more than twenty years and have never seen one. I live fairly close to where I did see the eagle and was working outside in my yard for a good part of the day periodically checking the sky. By late afternoon I did spot two high above in the distance but still very visible. The pair came and went for next few hours.
On Saturday morning at 8:45, I was having my morning coffee, viewing the beautiful Back River in Essex, and I was treated to a most wonderful sight: a Bald Eagle flying low over the water, close to shore, and landing in a tree about 25 yards away. It was the magnificent white tail that caught my attention. It only stayed a couple of minutes and then continued to fly due West, up Back River. What a blessing! (After looking at the pictures on this site, I believe it was a female)
Mary Anne Callaghan
Naval Support Activity Annapolis, Maryland little league baseball field by Retelle Center. Close to the Severn River.
We live on a somewhat isolated cove on Nabbs Creek in Anne Arundel Co.
We have seen a Bald Eagle every evening for the last 4 days. Not a big
one, maybe a male. The other birds, including the relatively common
Great Blue Herons, do not seem to like the eagles presence here one
bit, a lot of squawking from the herons.
On Feb. 18, 2012 my children, 11 and 9, spotted a bald eagle over Mill Creek in Annapolis by Cantler's Riverside Inn.
driving on interstate 70 outside of Frederick and I look to my right
and see a very large bald eagle sitting on a tree branch overlooking
some water. dont know what body of water it was, a large stream or
river. saw another eagle two weeks earlier in the trees outside of
Mon January 16th 2012, I was riding my bike north bound on Georgia Ave. to connect to the ICC bike trail in Montgomery County , MD when at the intersection of Emory Lane and Georgia Ave. I spotted a large raptor taking off from the side of the trail up ahead. What stood out more than anything was its striking white cap and white tail; must've been a juvenile as it under belly was still speckled brown and beige. It took my breath away as I didn't know that their population had made its way up the Potomac Tributary system. The last sighting I had prior to this was off the Potomac just west of Poolesville MD about two years ago. :)
I have been seeing a pair of Bald Eagles in the early afternoon every once in awhile in the Hydes area of Maryland, just off Long Green Pike. One is very large and a perfectly majestic looking bird. I believe it is the largest I have ever seen. Just beautiful. Got to start keeping my camera in the car. I have seen the smaller of the two for a few months now, and the larger one just recently since February 2012.
I was on the MARC train (Camden Line) yesterday and I believe I saw a bald eagle perched on a tree looking at the jail at Jessup, MD. This was on 2/7/2012 around 5pm.
Hansonville rd, off Rt 15 in Maryland, carrying prey approximately chipmonk size at 11:30 January 31, 2012
Saw two mature adult Bald Eagles on Crouse Mill Road between Union Bridge and Taneytown. They were sitting in the top of a sycamore tree on January 26, 2012. Two days later, saw one in the same area.
Saw a bald eagle flying and then perched in a tree over the little creek that runs through the Rockville (Redgate?) municipal golf course at route 28 —— between Avery and Old Baltimore January 22, 2012
Mary Lynn Elliston
I believe I saw a Bald Eagle on January 15, 2012. We were driving south on Wesel Blvd. in Hagerstown, MD. It was flying over an open area next to woods not far from Lowe's.
I wanted to note a very large (Northern?) Bald Eagle establishing its territory in Stevensville (Kent Island) Maryland. It has been present for over a month now and a second smaller (Male) Bald Eagle has appeared and joined her on their favorite perch on a large tree across the street from my house. This is located on the banks of the Cox Creek and a short mile from the Chesapeake Bay.
1/7/2012 - Ellicott City, MD 21043 Bald Eagle spotted flying over Rt. 29 Highway near Rt. 40
My husband and I saw a bald eagle perched pretty near to the road (Bonifant Road Silver Spring MD 20905) . We actually had enough time to go home and get our camera – it was still perched there when we returned 15 minutes later but we erroneously parked and walked back and it flew off its roost as we approached .
I've had the extraordinary pleasure of seeing four bald eagles in the last few days. On New Years Day, a single bald eagle flew low overhead as I was driving down a dirt road off Rte 272 heading toward Elk Neck State Park in Cecil County, Maryland. Minutes later I saw two more. Today, January 3rd, I saw a single bald eagle from my office window soaring over the parking lot of the Cherry Hill Mall,Cherry Hill, New Jersey! This past July 4th at 6:30am a single bald eagle perched on my neighbor's roof here in Newark, Delaware.
I live in Salisbury Maryland, on the Eastern Shore, and on Sunday, January 1, 2012, there were six bald eagles flying very low around my house. My dog spotted them first, barking up into the trees, and then when I came outside to see what had her all worked up, there were two that took to flight from one tree, and then four more came from the other side of the house. They flew around very low for a while kind of swooping down – then flew away.
Later on that afternoon, I saw another group of five in the front yard. They were again, flying very low – really kind of freaked me out, but very beautiful!
I saw a bald eagle perched on a tree in Crofton, Maryland at 8:10AM on December 28th. I was traveling on Reidel Road and the eagle was sitting atop a tree located on the Walden Golf Course located between the single family homes, townhomes and the small pond. I had seen a bald eagle a few weeks ago flying over the intersection at Rt. 50 and Rt. 424. Must remember to always travel with my camera and telephoto lens!
Wed. December 21, 2011 Saw a bald eagle sitting near the road in a field on Browningsville Rd. Monrovia, MD. Very surprised but knew what I was seeing because I had seen so many in Alaska.
On Wednesday December 14th, 2011, I saw a beautiful American Bald Eagle outside my home front in Brandywine, Maryland. This was truly unbelievable and a site to see as the bird just sat in the grass.
Dale A. Savoy Sr.
Dec 12th Saw two bald eagles, Stevenson, Md. Was very exciting. Tried to get a picture but they flew away.
Maryland. November 29, 2011. 3:30 pm. Two bald eagles landed across pond from office on Columbia Gateway, Columbia, MD. Spent approximately 10 minutes at pond shore, seemingly drinking water. Flew east toward I-95.
Sighting in Maryland, corner of Old Frederick Rd & Morgan Station Rd in Woodbine, MD 21797. Sitting on top of tall tree overlooking farm land. We watched the eagle for at least 1/2 hr. Beautiful site.
November 12, 2011, we spotted a bald eagle on our property on Ebert Road
just north of Union Bridge, MD. This is the second sighting at this
location in two weeks, but cannot tell if it is the same bird.
Larry & Carol Gray
At approximately 12:15 pm on Sat. Nov. 5 my sons and I saw 3 bald eagles quite high in the sky flying in a circle pattern directly over our house in northern Baltimore City in the neighborhood of Homeland, located between N. Charles St and York Road on Homeland Avenue. They stayed in that pattern for at least 2 to 3 minutes when another bird flew near them - we think it was a hawk- and they flew away. We have never seen a bald eagle over our house before, not to mention 3! It was a sunny and clear blue sky and easily saw their white heads and white tail feathers. Amazing sight indeed.
Bob Heck and family
10/30/2011 around 10am I saw a bald eagle at rt100 and catherine ave in Pasadena Maryland. Very rare sighting. It appeared that bird was going after fresh road kill. Unless there was something else in the area.
an AMAZING sight today in Rockville, Maryland, at Hadley's Park on Falls Road. Around 4:30pm, I saw two bald eagles flying close together. Then they proceeded to "lock" talons, as if playing or fighting, and were spiraling down together out of the sky! When they reached about 12 feet above the ground, they separated and swooped back into the air. This happened right in front of me! People at the playground were pointing up to the air as if Superman had been spotted. They flew off, and about 15 minutes later, one was spotted again flying high over the playground, then flew off again. I wonder if they are a nesting pair. They were adults - black bodies with white heads & tails, yellow talons and beaks. Truly an awesome sight.
Driving along the Laurel Bowie road approx.1 mile south of route198 in Laurel Maryland, I spotted a bald eagle flying directly overhead. Very exciting and beautiful. Spotted one in Alexandria, Va near the Potomac river about 3 years ago also!
I had a bald eagle fly just in front of my car on 10/28/11 @ 6pm, as I was approaching BWI airport (Maryland), heading on I-195 South, near the crossover with route 70 just 2 or 3 miles from the airport. He must have been in the grasses on the side of the road, as he was only approximately 10 to 15 feet above the car initially.
October 26, 2011
I saw a Bald Eagle flying over the east parking lot of the Shady Grove Metro station (Gaithersburg, MD) at 7:55 AM this morning. I got a clear look at him as he flew right over me. Was really something to see!
At 1:30 pm on October 25, 2011 I saw a Bald Eagel flying over the northern portion of the Robert E Lee park, Falls road and the overpass of the JFK. I was on my bike traveling north when I saw a shadow on the road only to look up and see the bird. WOW.
About a month ago a bald eagle flew directly in front of our car about 15 feet overhead at the Monocacy River in Frederick Md. right before I-270. Then last Sunday, 10-22-11 at about 8:30 am another bald eagle flew directly over my car at about the same distance on Clopper Road near Seneca State Park in Germantown Md. There was a small dead groundhog next to the road it appeared to be interested in. I was able to get a fuzzy pic as it perched on a tall dead tree. I see them a lot on the C&O canal along the Potomac.
I saw a bald Eagle this morning 10-12-2011 at about 10 a.m. out my home office window flying and then perched on the top of a high tension electric power pole. Sighting was near the corner of Boyers Mill Road and Gas House Pike New Market MD.
Confirmed Bald Eagle sighting on radio tower at 4100 Lloyd Street, Hyattsville, MD 20748. Have noticed bird returns to same location on 200 foot tower consecutively for past week. Have not seen a second bird. Tower boarders the Anacostia river.
On February 15, I saw two bald eagles along Fairplay Road in Fairplay, Maryland. One was perched on a pole in a field set back about 30 feet from the road (about ½ mile south on Fairplay Road from Md. Route 63). The other one was on the ground eating either a road kill or fresh kill. I guess the one on the pole was the lookout. I recognized them as bald eagles as they were dark feathered, white heads with yellow beaks. Wish I had a camera with me! Beautiful birds!
Bald Eagle sighted last Friday, 2PM, 11 Feb. 2011 flying generally northward having come from south of my area. Sighting occurred over my neighbor's property just east of the intersection of Uniontown Rd. and Frizzellburg Rd. This is between Uniontown and Westminster Md. 21158. The bird actually made a couple of circles over my neighbor's McMansion and by the time I could get a camera, was gone! It flew northward from here and (probably) in the general direction of the airport.
An earlier more apocryphal sighting can be reported from a couple years ago, again around winter with a similar adult BE headed in the same basic flight plan as above but this time it was being harried by 2 -3 large crows who were taking turns diving at the eagles tail. This sighting was not reported by me but others apparently saw it around the same time and called it in to the local news paper.
I spotted a Bald Eagle over the lower part of Loch Raven Reservoir in Baltimore County Maryland today.
I was at the Cromwell Valley Park and walked through the woods to the hills that overlook the Loch Raven Dam and Reservoir. Even though I was in amongst the trees, I had a good view of looking down on Loch Raven Road.
While watching the Turkey Vultures soar just over the tree tops, I spotted the eagle as it left its perch in a tree in front and lower than me. It quickly gained altitude and flew over the frozen waters of the reservoir and then over the hills on the other shore.
In the bright sun and blue sky it's white head and tail feathers were very bright.
And it was big!
A great feeling for me to see it.
Middle River, MD
Just saw one in the DC area, In Riverdale Maryland by the gosling pond.
My name is Will Breslin and I am 5 years old and live in Kensington MD. I saw a Bald Eagle in a tall tree in our neighbor's yard early this week (the first week of February, 2011). It was sitting on a high branch at the top and flew off and turned and then flew over the roof and steeple of Holy Redeemer Church. One of my sisters and my Mommy were with me.
I spotted a large bald eagle Saturday afternoon (about 3:00) in Crofton, MD. First time I've seen one outside of zoo or wildlife refuge. Several of my neighbors saw this eagle as well. Quite a sight…
On December 31, 2010, around 12:30 p.m., I was riding my motorcycle west on Homewood Road near Ellicott City, Maryland. As I came down the hill toward Sheppard Lane, a mature and beautiful bald eagle flew overhead and "rode" with me for a bit. We both turned south on Sheppard Lane, and he flew off toward a stand of trees at the far end of the field on the northeast corner of that intersection. What an amazing thing to have him right above me and for just the two of us to be "riding" together, he leading the way. It was a good omen for the New Year, I would definitely say.
I want to report that i saw a bald eagle on Hook Road in Carroll County, MD on Thursday, 12.17.2010. It was on the ground and took to flight along the road that i was traveling. It only flew a few yards to the top of a tree. The roads were icy or i would have taken a photograph.
It was the first and only time i have ever seen an eagle.. Absolutely breathtaking!
What a treat, yesterday afternoon my daughter spotted a mature male bald eagle perched in a tree on a driveway on Foreston Rd. in Parkton MD. The late afternoon sun highlighted his white head. We drove down the driveway and got a close up view. The beak was impressive. As we drove further down the driveway to turn around we spotted another mature male bald eagle in another tree. It was a good day in the Hereford Zone!
Unless there is another bird that looks just like a bald eagle I just saw one in Olney, MD along Rte. 97. I didn't see it's tail feathers, I was driving and it was flying, but it's head was all white with a yellow beak and blackish brownish body. It was about the same size as the hawks we have around here and wouldn't thought anything of it except for the white head.
I have never seen anything like it before. It was very cool!
I live on Bodkin Creek in Pasadena, MD, and this morning I saw a bald eagle grab a fish out of the water right in front of my house! I have lived here for about 8 1/2 years and have never seen a bald eagle in this area, so it was very exciting! I got a couple of photos of the bird, but they aren't very good as I was inside the house and trying to hurry.
I don't know if it was a male or female, but it did seem to be very large.....larger than the average osprey and closer to the size of the turkey vultures we commonly see.
I live on Granby Ct in Derwood Maryland and had a beautiful big Bald Eagle picking at some kind of carcass in front of my home. The buzzards that had been out there gave the eagle a wide birth.
I spotted an Eagle along Marshal Mill Rd, Northern Baltimore County Maryland yesterday.
I saw a full size bald eagle at the intersection of Rt. 495 and New Hampshire Ave. in Silver Spring, Maryland (near zip code 20910). It was right next to the off-ramp and looked a bit out of place during the morning rush hour. Still, it was a magnificent looking bird with full plumage and a strong wing stroke as it rose up into the air. A wonderful way to start my day.
I saw a bald eagle today, 11-30-10 at 1pm, in Smithsburg MD. It was soaring along the valley below High Rock. A sight I never thought I would be privileged to see! Scott Rudolph
My wife and I spotted a pair of bald eagles a couple of miles south of
Taneytown, MD on November 14, 2010. They were just landing on the top
of powerline pylons about 100 yards off of Otterdale Mill Road.
Larry & Carol Gray
11/10 : Adult Bald Eagle spotted in Adamstown Md. on Ballenger Creek Rd. sitting on power lines.
The custodian of our building, spotted a bald eagle flying around behind our building off of Route 40 in Middle River. 9611 Pulaski Park Dr, Middle River, MD 21220 – Denise Gielas
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Patuxent River, Maryland
I was driving down Route 29 North crossing over the Patuxent River. Two Bald Eagles flew west over the road.
We spotted a mature bald head eagle on top of a deer carcass in the middle of a mowed corn field on Sundown Rd., Laytonsville,MD at 4:30 PM on 11/05/10.
Andy and Christine URICK
I was traveling down Rt. 550 from Libertytown towards Woodsboro, MD when a huge black bird swooped down to have a snack from the dead racoon in the middle of the road. I was startled by the size of the bird at first and then realized it was a bald eagle when I saw it's white head and tail feathers. I stopped (luckily there was no other traffic on the road) and grabbed my camera that was on the seat next to me and just started shooting. Unfortunately, he saw me and took off, but not before I was able to get a great photo of him!!! What an amazing experience ~ this was my first sighting of a bald eagle, outside of captivity. I will definitely be keeping my eyes open for him again, as I travel that road frequently!
On Saturday October 30, 2010, I was at the corners of Cromwell Bridge and Glen Arm road in Baltimore County Maryland. While crossing the bridge slowly on Glen Arm Road, I always look down the Gun Powder River to observe any Wild Life that maybe in the area. This morning was no different, however much to my amazement; I saw a very large black bird land on the sandy beach of the Gun Powder River. Fortunately, there no cars behind me and I was able to stop. The bird had a snow-white head, black body and a white tail and walking towards the river’s edge. I knew in a moment that it was a Bald Eagle. I stayed as long as I could until cars behind me began blowing their horns.
The sighting occurred on Sunday, October 24th. I was sitting in M&T Stadium watching the Baltimore Ravens vs Buffalo Bills game. If others around me hadn’t spotted it as well, I never would have believed it. The white head was very visible as the afternoon sun illuminated it against the blue sky. The eagle made several passes soaring high overhead, but it was clearly a bald eagle.
10-16-10 @ 10:00 am. Eagle sighting at Lake Needwood, Montgomery County, MD
I saw an adult bald eagle yesterday morning at 10:00 am, 10-16-10 while running west to east down Needwood Road just before the entrance to Lake Needwood park. The bird flew overhead from Lake Needwood across the road toward a small marshy lake on the north side of the road. At first I thought it was a vulture, then I saw a white tail. I crossed the road and stood on the bridge on the north side of Needwood Road for a better look. The eagle circled several times at different heights around the small lake, with white head and tail clearly visible in the bright sunlight-very exciting and beautiful. Then it landed near the top of a tree opposite and north of me across the small lake. There was some motion in the tree, and then another bird flew out of the same tree and also circled around the small lake. At the time I thought this was a large hawk because the coloration seemed to be a mix of different shades of brown on the back, with a mottled brown and white breast. However, when I got home and looked at Wikipedia and Cornell Ornithology lab images of juvenile eagles, I wondered if the 2nd bird was a juvenile. There was also a blue heron standing in the water below the tree where the eagle(s) were-didn't seem to pay any attention. I tried camera pics of the tree, but all you can see is a white dot that might be an eagle's head. Wondered if this could be the same bird (or family) mentioned in Md Eagle Viewing Directory Sept. 2010 about 2 miles away at Redland and Crabbs Branch Rd or Jan 14th 2010 ~ 2 miles away at Avery Rd by the entrance to Lake Needwood.
The adult eagle wasn't impressive in size-no bigger than an average turkey vulture. I had seen another adult early in the morning before the 2005 Marine Corps Marathon near the Pentagon metro station-also not very big. However, in November 2009 we saw a pair of eagles on my cousin's farm in central Iowa-these birds seemed much bigger.
Friday afternoon - 5 P.M. 10/15/10 I saw a huge Bald Eagle soaring in the windy conditions on Rt. 194 about 5 miles north of Taneytown, Md. This was the largest bird I have ever seen with an estimated 7'+ wing span
We saw a bald eagle fly past our house this morning. We are located near Greenspring and Smith Avenue in Baltimore County, MD. (21209 zip)
Didn't have a camera, but it was clearly a bald eagle; large and a prominent white head. (We've day-hiked for 25+ years in the mid-Atlantic, and never saw one before, and today we saw one from our deck. Go figure...)
I thought I was seeing things, but I turned my car around and watched for 5 minutes. Did not have the camera phone w/me.
Sighting: about 7 miles north east of Taneytown - roughly 30 miles northwest of Baltimore Md. Right along the MD/PA Mason Dixon Line.
Date: Saturday Sept. 25, 2010
No nest, only bird perched at top of dead tree branches.
September 24th, 2010 my husband, Ed and I saw a gallent swooping mature bald eagle tracing large circles above Glen Echo Park, MD. The sky was clear, it was approximately 2:30pm, white head and tail. This was my husband's first bald eagle sighting! It was wonderful standing in the nostalgic Glen Echo Park beside the merry go round, pop corn stand & yurts and look up to see this bold peaceful bird.
I witnessed a bald eagle flying over Great Seneca Hwy near Clopper Road in Gaithersburg, MD. It had its talons extended, while circling the grass median between this 4 lane road. It came within 30 feet of my car, and myself and the vehicle next to me were forced to stop to avoid possibly hitting this amazing bird. I swear that it looked directly into the car and our eyes connected. It then retreated to the woods of Seneca Creek State Park,
Today, Saturday September 18th at around 1:30 in the afternoon my boyfriend and I were riding our bicycles northwest of Hunt Valley MD and we spotted a bald eagle at the intersection of Gerber and Wheeler roads. The bird was feeding on a deer carcass. When he spotted us he took to flight and we saw his beautiful white tail and head. It was an amazing sight.
approx 0945 18 SEP 2010 we saw a mature bald eagle flying circles over the Gaylord Hotel on the National Harbor in Maryland. We were sitting in the Hampton Inn, saw the eagle soaring above and went outside to observe. Watched the eagle for several miutes. Extarordinary!
I was lucky (and surprised) to spot a bald eagle this morning while on my way to work. I was at a traffic light at the intersection of Redland Road and Crabbs Branch Way in Rockville, MD when a bald eagle flew over my car. I was stopped at a red light so I was able to watch it for a few minutes. There is a small man-made lake at that intersection and the bird coasted over it a few times. I am 100% sure it was a bald eagle as I used to give lectures on wild birds which included the bald eagle so I am familiar with their characteristics.
I was driving near the intersection of Hawkins and Crownsville Roads in Annapolis Maryland (September 14th, 2010) when I saw a single bald eagle atop a dead dear in a field approximately 75 yards from the road. When I turned around and came back to get a second look the bird took off. When I returned some time later the dear was surrounded by Turkey Buzzards.
I saw a Bald Eagle today September 13th 2010, in Harford County Maryland. I was driving along Norrisville Rd between Bradenbaugh Rd and Harford Creamery Rd. It was around 5:20pm and the eagle was flying over a corn field. At first I thought it was a turkey buzzard, which are common around here, then it dipped down low and I could see the distinctive white head and tail. It came quite close to the road and I got a good look at it. It was awesome to see.
On 11 September 2010 at 11:00 am, I spotted an adult bald eagle (fully white head and tail) circling the thermals over the intersection of US Route 1 and MD Route 193/Greenbelt Road in College Park, Maryland. I could only watch for about one minute from my car while waiting at a nearby stop light. A very unexpected sighting!
It is 6:12 pm on August 28, 2010. I live in Annapolis, MD. The specific location is off of Bywater Rd. and Forest Drive in a neighborhood called Kingsport. I was sitting in my backyard looking at the trees and noticed a large bird fly into the top of the trees. I thought it was a turkey vulture. Since I noticed a glance of white I had my husband grab the binoculars while I kept my eye on the bird. I thought there was a chance it could be a hawk. When I looked at the bird through the binoculars I noticed the gorgeous white head and bright white feathers under the tail as it flew away. I was only able to see the bird for 1-2 minutes befor it flew away. I was absolutely beautiful!
I can't wait to run back out and scan the tree tops tomorrow evening!