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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
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
Saw 3 bald eagles, at least one was mature and one a juvenile SE of Sharpsburg MD on Route 34 (Shepherdstown Pike) in a field near the Mount Airy historic home on December 30th, 2014 around 11:30am. They were seen from the historical marking pull off and were close enough for some nice photos.
Kent McKinney
Matthews, NC 28105
There is a mature bald eagle and two juveniles that can commonly be seen at low tide on Defense Highway (Route 450) where the road crosses the South River near Annapolis. I have seen them half a dozen times in the last few weeks. Beautiful!
Nancy Morin
I just saw a bald eagle with a large number of crows feasting on a deer carcass in a farm field on Greenspring Avenue below Greenspring Valley Road in Baltimore County, Maryland. I have never seen one in the area!
Paul Lipkin
On December 20, 3014 I saw a mature bald Eagle flying above the Monocacy River at the Maryland Highway 144 crossing just east of Frederick.
Nancy Ellwood
Pretty sure we saw a Bald Eagle this morning on Lake Elkhorn in Columbia, MD. It had ben feeding on a goose carcass that had been lying on an artificial island, and flew up to roost in a tree.
Jane Thorne
On Sunday, Dec 14, 2014, saw a beautiful bald eagle feasting on a deer carcass on Ballenger Creek Pike in Frederick, MD. Many cars were pulling over to photograph this majestic bird.
Toni Zimmerman
Just spotted a bald eagle while driving into work, flying over Rte 100 in Columbia (between Meadowridge Rd and Snowden River exit). I believe it was a female because of the abundance of white tail feathers. I've never seen one in the wild before, WOW!
:Liana C Forrette
On Dec. 8th, 2014 we saw two bald eagles on Mountville Rd. near Manor wood Rd. in Frederick, MD. Very majestic birds. They appeared to be a mature male and female. They were at the edge of a cornfield eating, what seemed to be, the remains of a deer carcass.
Kathleen Shreve
Just saw 2 beautiful bald eagles landing in a tree off Devilbiss Road in Walkersville MD. Wow!
Randy Richter
I saw a bald eagle in a tree about 20 years from route 32 about 1/2 mile west from route 108 crossroad in Clarksville, Maryland. I was quite shocked to say the least as that was the first time I have seen an eagle in the area. I went by the same spot hoping to see it again so I could stop and take a picture, but as luck would have it....
Paul Cook
We saw a bald eagle on Nov. 30, 2014 resting on a tall tree in our back yard near South Mountain/Rout 340 (near Knoxville, MD). We took many pictures.
We saw a Bald Eagle yesterday, Thursday, November 27, 2014, outside our back window which faces Bollinger Rd. in Westminster. I'm glad there have been other sightings nearby so I know I wasn't crazy.
Kathy Wood, Westminster, MD
Today, I witnessed a bald eagle flying overhead near Poolesville in Maryland. From below I could see that it's head-neck area and also tail were white. The rest of it was dark grey to brown. This bird was large and grand looking. Behind it and lower was another large bird, but this one was closer to all white in color. It was perhaps 2/3 as large as the first bird. I do not know for sure if they were together, but they appeared to be. I do not know if this second bird was an eagle young or some other type of large bird. Thanksgiving Day 2014.
John Parsley
Bowie, Maryland - Tuesday November 18, 2014
I work in the Melford office park in Bowie. Just saw a lone bald eagle circling Route 301 right outside my building.
Steve Yake
On Nov 17 about 5pm we saw a bald eagle while crossing the 81 bridge over the Potomac River close to Williamsport MD he came up from the river, over the cars and back down to the water. A beautiful site.
Teresa Mulligan
Hagerstown MD.
Huge with full white heads. The Pair were sighted flying over Cedar Rd. Severna Park, Maryland 11/15/2014
Carolyn Bonlarron
Saw this lovely creature on Route 4, in Calvert County on 11/15/2014 around 7:45 am.
Kenyatta Lewis-White
My wife and i spotted a mature bald eagle in a sycamore tree about 30 feet off the ground while we were horse back riding along Bear Creek just south of its intersection with Pipe Creek in the Hashawa/ Union Mills Recreation Area on Saturday November 8th. north of Westminster Maryland.
Jim Hughes
I saw a mature Bald Eagle in Westminster MD while driving along Rt 97 near Westminster HS on November 11, 2014 around 1pm. I see that someone else saw one in the same neighborhood three days earlier. I was overjoyed, pulled over and contacted my wife.
Miguel Ugarte
I'm reporting for my neighbor who had a bald eagle perched in his back yard I believe on Nov 10, 2014. We live in Baldwin MD 21013 - Carroll Manor Rd.
My neighbor commented that the eagle looked majestic .
Tiiu Mayer
Damascus, Maryland … at about 11:00 am on Saturday, November 8, 2014 – flying south along Rt 124 (Woodfield Road) between Rocky Road and Watkins Road. Beautiful!
Chuck Thornton
Damascus, MD
My wife and I saw a bald eagle in a yard off a back road in Westminster, MD (Hook Rd, 2 miles away from Route 97). It was standing next to a possum that we believe it recently killed. Managed to grab a picture of it when it flew into a nearby tree.
Matthew Shuman
While driving in my car on route 29 I saw a single bald eagle flying near Seneca drive with prey in its talons. It was being followed by three crows.
Lisa Turner
Observed a bald eagle in a field off Falls Road north of Brick Store Road on 11-2-14. It was approximately 100 feet off the road and was feeding at a deer kill. When I turned around to go back for a picture, it flew away. This is the first time I have see one in this area. Several other posts from Reisterstown, Westminster and Lutherville. Could this be the same bird or are they looking for new turf?
Charles Mays
Frederick Maryland next to Manor Woods Road between Ballenger Creek and New Design Road.
Two eagles on the ground in a recently cut soybean field within 50 yards of the road. 1 adult and one young eagle (all brownish plummage). I parked and walked up to within 40 yards before they took flight. Amazing. First time I have ever seen Eagles in Frederick MD.
Tim Sullivan
Two eagle sightings in one day! The first was at 8:10 am on Piney Church Rd, Waldorf MD. It was feasting on road kill and flew up into tree when my car came close. The second, at 3:40 pm perched on a tree with no leaves on Rt 228 near Bensville Rd on the Waldorf - Accokeek MD line.
-Chris Strachan
On 140 heading to Taneytown, Md. Just before Mayberry Road, in field on left hand side, there was a bald eagle. This happened today 10/22/14 at about 4:45pm. Numerous cars where making u turns to see the eagle!!!
Tom Dixon
Saw a mature bald eagle over Rte 32 in Columbia MD West of I-95 at 5pm on 10/21/14.
Erik Kunkel.
Friday Oct. 3, 2014 riding on Amtrak train 92 we had just left the Baltimore Station between 4pm and 4:30pm heading towards Ft. Meade I was looking out the window and saw an Eagle flying from a tree pass my window. How exciting and amazing that was to see with my own eyes in living color.
Barry Smith
While I was driving in my car, I observed a bald eagle flying @ about 4.15p on Thurs 10/2/14 in Silver Spring, MD 20906, over the intersection of Lay Hill Rd & Bel Pre Rd.
This is not my first time sighting a bald eagle flying in the same area. I observed one flying over the same area in the Spring of 2014.
A. Gangar
Bald Eagle sighting in Friendship Heights, Chevy Chase MD. It seemed about medium build and very powerful.
Brian Mate
Sunday, February 16, 2014
My sister and I saw a single bald eagle in the Woodmoor section of Silver Spring, MD (Four Corners). It glided over us, landed in a tree for a rest and then flew off after a few minutes. It probably got tired of us staring at it and saying “wow” – even though we were very quiet.
Lisa Lucas
2/7/14, A single Bald Eagle was spotted just hanging out in a tree in Pumphrey, MD. 21225, not far from the Pumphrey Recreation center, parks and a lot of wetlands in the area. I really wish I had seen him fly off. Magnificent.
Doug Grempler
2/6/14: Spotted 3 Bald Eagles in Boonsboro, MD flying NE in a straight line-- one behind the other, approx. 100 yds apart. AMAZING!!!
Erica Thomas
I saw an adult bald eagle in a field next to my home today near Warwick, MD.
This is the second time I've seen one by my house. The first time was about two months ago - it was eating road kill in the road right in front of my house. I didn't realize how many were in the area until I looked it up today.
Tim Stott
I live in Crofton, Maryland. For the past month I have seen three to four immature bald eagles flying over my house in Crofton. I have also seen them flying over corn fields in Gambrills and flying over Fort Meade. I called the Patuxent Wildlife Refuge in Laurel and they told me that is what they were and they have not been in this area for years. One flew tree top height over my house on 18JAN14. The last sighting I had was this morning in the distance on 25JAN14.
Beth Hammond
While driving in my car, I spotted a Bald Eagle in flight just east of the intersection of Rte. 50 and the DC Beltway in Lanham, Maryland, on 1/24/2014 at about 2pm local time.
Tom Casey
I am fairly sure I just saw bald eagle (flying at 2nd story height) that must have been spooked by a helicopter that is circling to view the damage left buy a house fire last night in Roland Park North. 12:40 pm on 1/23/14; Baltimore City, MD
Debra Korb
I go out for a 5-6 mile run during my lunch breaks at work on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Since I was not able to go out on Thursday, I went out for the run on Friday, 1/17. About halfway through the run at 12:30pm I noticed a beautiful bald Eagle soaring in flight just above the tree line along the WB&A Trail in Lanham, MD (borderline Bowie, MD). The Eagle flew down right next to the old run down abandoned mental health hospital. It was a beautiful sight! 2 weeks prior to the encounter I saw a bald eagle in Lanham, MD soaring above the shopping center off route 450/Carter Avenue.
John Przybylek
2 bald eagles sighted in Lutherville, MD about 12 PM, 1/3/2014 flying south in the general direction of Robert E Lee Park/ Mt. Washington in Baltimore City.
Ben Reynolds
Wheaton Maryland
January 2, 2014 at around 4PM I was driving on Randolph Road just before Glenallen Avenue when I saw an adult bald eagle swooping over traffic. I wasn't certain until he stopped to land in a tree and I could distinctly see the white head & tail.
Melanie Newbrough
I photographed a pair of Eagles perched in a the very top of a tall 8 story tree behind my home in the 15000 block Jenkins Ridge Road Bowie Md. yesterday 12.31.13. What got my attention was the crow like piecing calls and their size. I went in my house, got my camera and walked 1 house over, raised my camera to take a shot and they immediately took flight. I was able to get 3 shots before they were air born.
Milton Williams
My husband saw a bald eagle fly over our woodlands yesterday in Silver Spring, MD
Jan Kesler
Bald eagle siting in Bowie, Md this morn approx. 9am over the Bowie Town Shopping Town Center. Simply beautiful and graceful!
S Sweeney
I viewed two bald eagles feeding in a cornfield on Florence Road near the intersection of Long Corner Road in Western Howard County near Mount Airy, MD. Big, majestic birds!
Irving Gaither
Dec 11, 2013 in a field on Bartholow Rd in Sykesville MD. Absolutely beautiful.
Barb Loyas
Derwood Maryland, around two p.m. In neighbors driveway when a bald eagle flies over head, direction east to west Over Grande Vista drive.
Anne Shanahan
On 7 Dec 2013, at about 4:25pm, my daughter and I spotted an adult Bald Eagle. It was flying fairly low above SR 32, just west of the intersection of Hwy 95 and SR 32. It swooped first in front of and then back over our east-bound car - basically circling us. The white head and white tail feathers were very visible. I've seen them many times out west, but never on the East Coast before. So exciting!!
Sheri Moreau
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.
Brielle Lombardi
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!
Rebecca Bonco
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… first sighting in MD.
Regis Walter
Saw a beautiful bald eagle this morning 12-3-2013 flying down Forbes Blvd. in Lanham, MD. Spectacular sight!
George Johnson
Wheaton Maryland
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!).
Terri Weifenbach
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.
Peter Vogt
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
Mike Johnson
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).
Katie Rapp
Saw a pair of Bald eagles in the Woodley Gardens neighborhood in Rockville Maryland 11/6/13.
Richard Tolbert
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
V Ryan
Nov. 1 ,2013 Saw bald eagle 30 feet from the road in Denton Md. off Garrand rd.
Ed Bielecki
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.
Barbara Harman
Bald Eagle observed and photographed in tree and on ground in farm field Lisbon MD Oct 2013
Dawn Craumer
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.
Charles Smith
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.
Lauren Mendelsohn
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.
Stacy McCue
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.
Robbyn Veil
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.
Carla Long
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)
Nina Groves
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!
-Kelly Utter
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.
Tara Stabler
I had the honor of seeing my first bald eagle today at Schooley Mill Park in Howard County, Maryland. It was magnificent!
Barbara McClung
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.
Joseph Tengeres
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.
Edwin Quiambao
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
Tara Stabler
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.
Jacqueline Donaldson-Grey
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.
Caryn Joachim
One adult bald eagle and two adolescent bald eagles were sighted December 28, 2012 @ Maryland Route 165 Pylesville Md eating on a deer carcass.
Chad Nagel
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.
Connie Shaff
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.
-Terry Dobbins
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.
Charlie Fullerton
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
Al Rosato
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.
A. Thomas
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.
Zoe Burger
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.
Zoe Burger
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... :)
Jodi Weakland
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)
Bevin Clare
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!
Deb Sestero
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.
Sam Dona
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.
Barbara Stavrianos
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.
Chris Hussey
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.
Jimmy Strawser
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.
Christine Richardson
On Feb. 18, 2012 my children, 11 and 9, spotted a bald eagle over Mill Creek in Annapolis by Cantler's Riverside Inn.
Jennifer Darby
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 Hancock MD.
jen wilson
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. :)
David Maldonado
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.
Thomas Mort
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.
Veronica Ries
Hansonville rd, off Rt 15 in Maryland, carrying prey approximately chipmonk size at 11:30 January 31, 2012
Kevin Lunsford
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.
P. Hunter
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.
M. Koevel
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.
Lipton Chin
1/7/2012 - Ellicott City, MD 21043 Bald Eagle spotted flying over Rt. 29 Highway near Rt. 40
Gary Sebroski
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 .
Sharon Bridgeman-Shah
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.
Donna Gamelin
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!
Jennifer Payne
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!
Jill Popov
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.
Carol Snyder
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.
Bev Beall
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.
Martin Lasater
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.
Marcia Brake
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
Baltimore Md.
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.
Chuck Dove
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.
Francesca Tamami
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!
Roger Siegmund
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.
Linda Campbell
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!
John Blanchfield
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.
Marley Simon
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.
Paul Young
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.
Chester Wagstaff
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.
Ken Hawkins
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!
Randy Seeders
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.
Tom Lipka
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.
Joe Parvana
Middle River, MD
Just saw one in the DC area, In Riverdale Maryland by the gosling pond.
Michael Bagley
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…
Dave Wasshausen
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