Bald eagle, Image created by Hope Rutledge


Somia Gupte wrote the following: I spotted a bald eagle in Germantown, Maryland perched on a tree on the side of the road. It's January and very cold here so I am not sure if this is normal.

Fran O'Day wrote the following: Today, 2/01/2016, while driving to work, I saw an eagle in the top of a very tall tree. I was travelling along Rt 77 between the Monocacy River and Rocky Ridge in Frederick County, MD. Very exciting

Amber Smith wrote the following: I was driving past the valley mall in Hagerstown MD. And flying above the small patch of woods near by, was a beautiful bald eagle. He just kept flying in circles above all of the trees. I have never seen a bald eagle in the wild before so it was a pretty amazing sight!

Bernard Aymold 111 wrote the following: I sighted a large bald eagle in Montgomery County Maryland. It was on Laytonsville Rd (Rt 108) near Hawkins Creamery Rd.

Anil Nerurkar wrote the following: My wife and I were driving north on Route 95 from DC towards Baltimore. Suddenly two bald eagles flew up out of the trees to our right, then chased each other across the road and into the trees on the other side, turning and sparring in the air. Both were mature birds with bright white heads and tails. What an amazing sight!
We were at about mile marker 103. A Google search puts that just north of the Chesapeake House Service Area in Aberdeen, MD.

Judy Murphy wrote the following: On Christmas Eve morning, my husband and I saw a Bald Eagle lift off from the pasture behind our house on MD Route 496. It was about 9:30 AM. The bird flew over our driveway, across the front yard and out over the valley heading towards Pennsylvania. Codorus State Park in PA isn\'t far from here. It was a mature bird with white head and tail.

Val Corkran wrote the following: Saw two bald eagles feasting on a deer carcass on Rossback Road in Davidsonville. I got a great picture with my phone. Absolutely majestic! Nothing quite like it! Breathtaking!

Chris Hussey wrote the following: Dec 18, 2015 4:14PM
Driving north on Canal Road, paralleling the Potomac on the Maryland side, just past the pumping station near Glen Echo I caught sight of one. It was flying low and was right above me for a few moments and then off to my right for a few seconds. Great to see.

GARY FORD wrote the following: Spotted a bald eagle in my front yard today in Eldersburg MD. It tried to fly away with a small deer head in it\'s claws but it dropped it in the road and flew away.

Freedom Green wrote the following: I was out running in the am on December 10, 2015 on the NCR trail in Hunt Valley, MD and spotted my very 1st Bald Eagle sitting on a tree overlooking the water. There was another large bird sitting on the tree right next to the Eagle. It looked to be the same size, but did not have the white head. I truly was blown at the beauty of the Bald Eagle.

K Regan wrote the following: Along Henson Creek trail in temple hills md. Trail is closed for water main work underneath but less frequent pedestrian traffic has created seclusion for the one I saw on Dec 7, 2015

Kathy Rogers wrote the following: I am delighted to find your site. I, too, thought is was crazy but I saw a beautiful, big bald eagle swoop down and grab a squirrel off a neighbors lawn in Catonsville. Very close i could see its white head and white britches. It was the coolest thing I have ever seen in the neighborhood! Thank you for this forum to keep track of other peoples' observations

Bob Treadaway wrote the following: This happened near Severn, Maryland on 12/03/15. My wife and daughter were traveling with me westbound on Route 100 from the Glen Burnie area. At the junction of Route 97 (where the southbound entrance ramp starts, there was a mature eagle in the right lane on the roadway. It did not seem to be near prey and was walking. From a distance I thought I was looking at a turkey buzzard until it turned to face me and I could distinguish the white head and features. I passed by on the left and kept going. This was around 12:30 p.m. Even now, I can't help but wonder whether it might have gotten hit by a car from behind me after I left.

Charles Adams wrote the following: My wife and I saw a bald eagle near the intersection of Stottlemyer Road and Ridenour Road near Wolfsville, Maryland on Thanksgiving morning (11/26/15). The magnificent bird landed in a dead tree at the edge of a field about 300 yards away.

Dennis Peaton wrote the following: I seen two bald eagles last week on Tuesday 11/24/2015 at the landfill in Baltimore City

Patti King wrote the following: We just saw a bald eagle flying over 273 in Cecil County Md by Fair Hill Fair grounds. Beautiful

ryan accord a wrote the following: 6 bald eagles were seen flying above south moutain in Boosboro Md near the Washington Monument. I observed them gliding in loose circles chirping with each other. White heads and white tails made me grab the binoculars. I only saw them for a few minutes before they went over the mountain towards Middletown Md. This was my first time seeing bald eagles in the wild. I can't believe there were so many

Just saw a bald eagle fly over - was in Towson, MD at corner of E. Seminary Ave. and Dulaney Valley Road. This is near Loch Raven Reservoir.
Ann Maddox

robin cameron wrote the following: 3 adult bald eagles seen this morning on Annapolis Route 450 at the Bacon Ridge branch of the South River. Beautiful!

Connie Aymold wrote the following: We live in Catonsville,Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore. We sighted a bald eagle flying into the woods behind our home. This area adjourns a state park. We saw him on Saturday, Oct 31,2015

Licia Routson wrote the following: My husband and I just saw a bald eagle that was flying over 270, near the Rio exit in Gaithersburg, MD. We were driving and saw it flying near the treetops on the edge of the road.

Dan Leahy wrote the following: Saw a bald eagle ~10am Oct. 30, 2015 driving north on 29 just before the intersection with 32. It is my normal commute on which I see many turkey vultures and an occasional hawk--but this is the first bald eagle in ~14 years. Wow.

Linda Kling wrote the following: Been watching two adult Bald Eagles in Grantsville, Md

Karim Hicks wrote the following: 2pm Sunday morning my son nd I had the pleasure of seeing a female bald eagle in our back yard perched on a branch sitting in the water pass through in our backyard. We can still see her hovering in the distance over route 50 in Bowie Md.

Heather Fitzgerald wrote the following: Sunday morning on October 04, 2015 I looked out the sliding door at the dinning room and saw an adult eagle. I went to get my camera to take pictures but only got a few of it flying away. Thinking I missed a great photo-op we went on with our morning. About 45 minutes later 2 big brown and white spotted birds were in the same spot. I looked up information on your page and quickly realized that we were being visited by immature eagles. They hung around for over an hour and half, giving me plenty of time to take pictures of them. They flew off and perched on a branch in a nearby tree. We will be keeping our eye to the sky in hopes of a return visit from these beautiful birds.

Kelly Cidre wrote the following: We had a beautiful visitor in our backyard yesterday in Fulton, Maryland. A bald eagle landed in the trees and stayed long enough for me to get my camera out and take a few photos. My husband, my sons and I watched him as he took flight and soared away. Amazing sight!

Jared Slender wrote the following: Lone Bald eagle heard and observed at 8:15 AM, 9/24/15, flying through Annapolis Junction along MD-32 East headed towards the automobile shipping yard.

Jen Marrow wrote the following: We have seen bald eagles on Haviland Mill Rd in Clarksville Maryland. We are near a river, wetlands.

sharon blache wrote the following: 2:10pm, September 8, 2015, I believe I just had a bald eagle fly over my home heading towards rt 75 and rt 144 in New Market, MD 21774. Beautiful, large, white head, black wings and body underside, tail I believe white too. I haf to take a double look as we have so many turkey buzzards, but truly this looked like a bald eagle...has there been any other sightings in this area. I sit out a lot and enjoy in my backyard, but this a first.

Steven Joffe wrote the following: Saw a large bird soaring over the Jones Falls Expressway, September 2, 2015; thought is was a vulture; but then it came to lite on a tree, and I saw the white head of a Bald Eagle

Saw a bald eagle perched high in a tree just east of Grenville Rd on the south side of RT 450 in Bowie, MD, today 2/14/15 at noon. Odd to see one there, so I did another pass just to be sure. So exciting!
Vicki Pocock

Woodbine Maryland 21797 on 9 February 2015 at 1300. Eagle has been in the area for about a week scouring the area for small game and perhaps feeding off a nearby small deer carcass.
Arch Galloway

I wanted to share, what to me, was truly a right place at the right time moment.
I live in Riverdale, MD, and was driving my son to school on the morning of 2/5/2015, about 8:50am. I was heading east on River Road towards Kenilworth Ave., and happened to look and see a large bird circling, he began to descend talons extended and scooped up a rat and flew off with it. I saw his white head and tail and was in awe that it was a bald eagle! I thought maybe he made off with a squirrel, but the long; straight tail left no doubt it was a rat. I feel very blessed to have witnessed this magnificent creature hunting for his breakfast.
Cheryl Tallman

At 12:20 PM today spotted Bald Eagle in tree at Hawthorne Park (close to Coralthorn Rd)on Middle River in Baltimore County, 21220. Flew off down river. Beautiful!
Jan Miller

I'm pretty sure I see one or two eagles on the electrical towers on the north side of the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel Thruway mostly every weekday around 4:45 p.m. Yesterday I saw three. Thinking it’s too good to be true and not trusting my own judgement, I had my bird-loving sister and nephew confirm that they were definitely eagles.
Diane Pinter

I live in Sylvan Shores (Riva) just south of Annapolis, a few houses away from the South River. I have only seen bald eagles in the wild when I lived in Washington State. This past Sunday, as I returned from an errand, caught something big out of the corner of my eye, swoop down behind my neighbor's house and perch on a tree on the other side of the house. We normally have Ospreys in the area but this was a bald eagle. I showed my 11 year old son and he says "I told you we saw a bald eagle the other day". I hadn't believed him. So I grab my phone to take a picture, sneak around the other side of my neighbors house, and when I turn the corner to get a view, there were 4 bald eagles in the same tree. Before I could get a picture they scattered. I was able to find two of them a block further down and get a picture of 2 of them in the same tree. Was amazed and have been looking for them each day since.
Reb Cobb
1/15/2015

My daughter Terri is shocked to say she just saw a bald eagle fly over our back yard. We live in Columbia, Maryland.
Laura Burris

Pretty sure I saw a bald eagle around 10:30 am on route 370 in Rockville MD heading west to Sam Eig road. Flew off the ground and perched on a tree. I think it was eating something on the side of the road. Turned it's head over its left shoulder, very noble looking. Very impressive.
Gregory Vutrano

Saw a Bald Eagle fly over College Gardens ES in Rockville MD on Friday Jan 9th 2014. I was surprised to see one at work. I live in WV on a river and am used to seeing them there.
Kate Savage

Saw a bald eagle this morning flying low and parallel to I-95 (flying south!) south of the tunnels, just before the signs for Caton Ave :)
Kelly Utter

I wanted to report that I saw a magnificent specimen perched on a low branch about 100 yards off Rt. 198 in Spencerville, MD 20868. It seemed most unusual to me, especially since there is no major river in the immediate vicinity, but there are a lot of tall trees that remain courtesy of the Mennonites who settled this area. I parked my car and endeavored to approach on foot, getting to within about 25 yards before it calmly departed, giving me a memorable view of its awesome wing span. I could hope they might be nesting in this area?
Rich Rolls

At about 8am on December31, 2014, I caught some erratic movement in the corner of my eye as I passed by the window which overlooks Little Bear Creek in Edgewater, Maryland. Looking closer I realized that an eagle was chasing a small flock of Bufflehead. It was a very large bird, mottled brown and it was determined to have a meal. He dove at the Bufflehead, and the Bufflehead dove under the water which is about 10' deep there. The eagle would hover, wait for the ducks to surface and try again. While he never really touched the water, he maintained a very close distance to the surface, rise about 6 to 8 feet and circle again. If the eagle flew off more than 5 to 10 yards the Bufflehead would surface and a few would take off like a shot in the opposite direction staying very close to the surface of the water. This drama lasted for at least 5 minutes until the last Bufflehead made its escape. I wanted to grab my camera but it was not close by and I didn't want to miss a thing. I did have a good pair of binoculars which I keep next to the window and could watch the whole episode close up.
The Little Bear Creek borders Camp Letts and eagle sightings are not uncommon. I've a few photos of one in a high tree overlooking the creek that I took a few months ago. Regrettably, the photos are not prize winners as he was too far away but very recognizable.
I believe it was a Golden as there were no white markings anywhere and its color was a mottled brown. This was not a small bird - its large size probably saved a Bufflehead from becoming breakfast. It was extremely agile for its size and very determined. The energy he expended over those minutes must have been substantial as he flew up into one of the bordering tree and rested for a time afterwards.
Happy New Year to you all,
Tom Lyons




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