Bald eagle, Image created by Hope Rutledge


Sandy Nowak wrote the following: Quite certain we seen 2 juvenile bald eagles sitting on a log on the water at Silver Lake, right near Cuyahoga Falls in summit county, Ohio. They were huge!

Mark Springer wrote the following: Van Wert County , 2/7/16 Seen one behind our house Jonestown and Brodnix rd. about 2:00 in the afternoon and one about a month ago 1 mile north of Landeck , it was about 50 ft. off the road, had a real good look at it but flew off before we could get a picture.

Scott Grzymkowski wrote the following: Friday February 5th approximately around 2:30 in the after noon, very near my backyard. In Ottawa County. Graytown, Ohio. I counted as many as eighteen, American Bald Eagles, many were juveniles. The population seems to be growing. Over the last several years, I've noticed more and more showing up, in my backyard.

Joyce Wailes wrote the following: On February 3, 2016 about 4:10 PM I saw a bald eagle flying over the trees by US Rt 35 as I was heading east close to the Greene County Airport. I had to take a second look, but saw the white head.

Debbie Brown wrote the following: On Jan 31,2016 at about 1:45p.m. one eagle was spotted sitting in a field by a dead carcaas on Hilltop Road. As we watched it flew toward the trees along the back of the field and there in that tree top was a second eagle. So beautiful!
Xenia, Ohio

Lorraine Lancy wrote the following: I was taking my yorkiepoo out in our front yard before dusk on Jan. 31, 2016 in Poland, OH & I noticed something big flying low straight toward us (my dog was about 20 feet away from me on his leash). I thought it was a hawk for a split second, but as it got closer it veered off slightly when it saw me & that is when I saw it's white head & tail! It soared past us, only about 30 feet in the air, down the street to a neighbor's tree. I was so mesmerized by it that I did not realize that my dog probably attracted it. Something I'll never forget. Absolutely beautiful.

Georgina Conaway wrote the following: Pair of bald eagles standing on the ice on Deer Creek State Park near the dam.

Kristen Dabbelt wrote the following: I can't be 100% positive but I am fairly certain I spotted two (possibly three?) bald eagles involved in a kind of flying cartwheel coming out of Walmart on Colerain Avenue in Colerain Township, Ohio

Kurt Buckman wrote the following: Observed a bald eagle flying northwest above Ohio side of Ohio River about 1/2 mile northwest of Point Pleasant at about 8:00 AM on Saturday Jan 23, 2016

Susan Cook wrote the following: I recently saw what I'd think was a juvenile bald eagle in Hamilton, Ohio on January 18, 2016. He was sitting in a big tree along the Great Miami River. Flew off and up and soared for the longest time. Fascinating to watch!

Lori Montella wrote the following: January 14, 2016 - About 1pm in the afternoon I spotted two bald eagles along 670E at Grandview Ave in Columbus, OH. Always incredible to see an eagle!

Jarrod Davis wrote the following: Two bald eagles spotted just south of Urbana Ohio. One lacked full plumage while the other did. There is a large nearby lake.

Larry Somrack wrote the following: January 7 and 8 I have been watching a bald eagle on my farm. Today I saw a magnificent bird flying right over the pond and noticed by ducks were missing. I had five ducks and now I'm down to 3. After a short investigation I noticed that the bald eagle and taken the carcass of the duck and and had eaten most of it. I had moved the carcass to watch what would happen in about an hour later the bald eagle came to finish the prey. He is magnificent creature is he sits in the tree. I believe you found a place where you can get dinner on a regular basis.
Newbury Ohio

Lisa Pierce wrote the following: On January 6, 2016, driving down 8mile rd in Anderson twp. Heading towards Milford. I saw a large bird flying above my car. It really caught my attention because of the white tail feathers. I continued to watch him until he changed direction. That's when I saw his white head and yellow beak. I have heard several ppl talk about seeing them around the Little Miami river (Loveland area), while kayaking.

Jessica Bergquist wrote the following: I seen a bald eagle just past McCauley drive on 250 in uhrichsville ohio

Lynda VanScoder wrote the following: January 4, 2016 While driving home, a bald eagle flew quite low to the road over my vehicle heading towards Tappan Lake. It was the first one I had ever seen!!

jerry west spotted a bald eagle on january 2nd 2016 on prospect rd hillsboro ohio. the eagle was in a tree in his parents yard.

My name is Wava Iker and myself and my husband, Chuck where out side in the morning on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 when a car pulled into our drive. We did not recognize the car and said, probably someone wanting to see if we had seen a lost dog. I was pleasantly surprised when she asked "I was just wondering if I could walk out in your yard to take a picture of the Bald Eagle in your tree?" So being a bird lover my self I was like sure and asked my husband "please get your good camera I would love a pic."

Brenda Nichols wrote the following: Flying at approximately 500 feet AGL from south to north across I 271 at furnace run Creek. Adult bald eagle

sandy shaughnessy wrote the following: A few of my bald eagle sightings driving across the country. Fremont OH in a harvested cornfield in Dec 2015. Hartsgrove OH flew down in front of my truck while driving between two cornfields in September 2015. Rochester NY landed on a mound in wetlands in October 2015.

wayne tilley wrote the following: Saw a Bald Eagle sitting on the side of the road.In Jackson County Ohio Rt 32 between Wellston and Albany Ohio on the 18 of Dec. about 430 pm Stopped to take picture but bird flew away.

Kelly Coss wrote the following: Last year we seen one Bald Eagle around our home now this year we have seen 2. We live in rural Hocking County Ohio 3 miles outside of Laurelville.

Phil Murray wrote the following: In July, 2015 my wife and I saw a bald eagle perched near a neighbors pond as we drove by in Kimbolton, Ohio. I stopped our van on the road and we watched for a minute from about 200 feet away until the eagle flew off and circled the pond and then flew towards a large stick nest on top of a cell tower about a mile and half away. We watched as it landed on the nest. Later that day we drove to the cell tower and watched through binoculars as the eagle perched on the nest and a young eagle was seen flapping its wings as we saw its head rise up from the nest. What a great thing to see. We took friends to see the nest at the beginning of October, 2015 but saw no birds at the nest at that time. Near the end of November, 2015 we could see that the nest was gone with no trace of nest materials on the cell tower or anywhere on the ground. I phoned Jeff Porter at ODNR and gave him the details. He investigated and was told by owners of the cell tower that the birds were Ospreys so they removed the nest. They state that they have written account from Eric Householder who observed the nest in April, 2015. They have offered no photo evidence. In hindsight I wish I had photographed the eagles for proof and contacted the ODNR with the location in July, 2015. Now that I am aware that the tower owners are in the habit of destroying eagle nests I will have my camera ready next spring and I advise anyone concerned with endangered wildlife to do likewise.

kathy boggs wrote the following: Saw my fourth bald eagle ever here in Ohio today 12/08/2015.It was perched in a tree along state route 42 a few miles north of Mt. Gilead in Morrow county. What a treat to see such a majestic bird. Unfortunately my photo is not very good.

David Hockstok wrote the following: On November 7th at 9:30 AM I spotted and was able to photograph a Bald Eagle searching the hay field next to my house. Location is 6 miles west of Hillsboro, Ohio.

Ary Rebs wrote the following: Dec 5th, 2015 @ 3pm. Adult Bald Eagle perched in a tree 43500 block of Butternut Ridge Road in Oberlin, Ohio. He took flight when someone dressed in all neon yellow, walking the perimeter at the landfill began shooting a firearm of some sort. This also set several hundred seagulls into flight! First I thought the eagle was scared off by the firearm, but later wondered if it was not an ingenious hunting technique! It was obvious the man comes through regularly to scare off the seagulls! The eagle immediately flew over us toward the hundreds of seagulls and landfill! I did get one pic after he took to the air!

Heather Cantino wrote the following: Adult female sighted two days in a row in and near Athens OH, the first time in a tree above the Hocking River 4 m. downstream of Athens, the second in a tree on a hill in town.
Another sighting on Friday at the same spot on the river a bit earlier in the afternoon was of an immature bald eagle flying just above the river.

Jeff Bough wrote the following: Just saw a bald eagle soaring above our office downtown at 400 West Rich in Columbus, Ohio! Had no idea they flew around this area!

Richard Drouhard wrote the following: Although we have been had occasional sightings of eagles for several years near our home outside of Lucas Ohio, the sightings have become daily occurrences. We now have five eagles which regularly visit us, there are two adults and three younger ones. Of the younger birds, one is tagged. I can't say for sure but it appears to be number N-3.

Kenn Campbell wrote the following: 11/9/15 2:45 pm-Sighted a bald eagle on the edge of state rte 235, about one mile north of De Graff, Logan Co, OH. It took flight toward the east as I approached. Stunning!

James Moorhouse wrote the following: Saw a bald eagle flying low and leisurely along Binder road in Union Township Clermont County Ohio heading toward Owensville.

Melissa Schwartz wrote the following: Just saw a bald eagle in a tree watching over a field at mile 26 on Ohio Turnpike. Gorgeous bird!

John Buras wrote the following: Spotted a beautiful bald eagle near rt 5 and rt 82 on Saturday morning around 10:30am 11/7/2015 perched in a tree overlooking a pond. Took a few pics from the truck. Beautiful bird!!!

Jim Gerken wrote the following: 11/6/2015 10:00AM A mature bald eagle was feeding in a cut bean field at the corner of SR 61 and Olive Road in southern Huron County Ohio. I observed it from Olive Road for about 15 minutes until it took flight.

Just took pics of bald eagle at cosgrove and fishel dr in dublin ohio awesome!
Jeanna Zalipski

Bill Shea wrote the following: Barberton, Ohio: Sighted two bald eagles Nov. 3 around 1PM flying together towards lake Dorothy Norton Ohio. We are on a fly zone from Nimisila lake to lakes westward.

Dick Drouhard wrote the following: I live in central Ohio. I believe I spotted K-3 (Thunderbird?) Saturday morning. It was crazy, I had seen two buzzards sitting in my recently harvested bean field, not fifty yards from my house. Also present was three crows and I could see that they were giving someone hell. upon closer examination I saw what the fuss was about, there in the middle of the other birds was a good sized hawk eating a very young groundhog (wasn't a baby but not full grown). The crows were raising hell but were keeping their distance, the buzzards were just hanging close by. I watched for about ten minutes. Suddenly the buzzards took off and very soon after so did the crows. Next thing I knew a beautiful fully mature eagle passed over very low, maybe 4 to 5 ft off the ground then raised and came back in, of course the hawk skedaddled in short order as the eagle came back in and landed, how majestic was this sight, absolutely beautiful! I don't have a decent camera but got some pretty decent pictures with my cell phone. I watched this bird eat for a good half and hour when he started screeching and within a few minutes two young eagles came in and ate some of the kill, the adult perched in a near by tree while they tore at and ate the carcass. One of the young birds had a tag attached I believe it was K3 but not certain. All together they were here for about three hours. We have had a lot of sighting here over the last few years but nothing like this. They do perch in the trees near and around my house often.

Richard Burd II wrote the following: 10-28-15 Driving east from Findlay, OH. on St. 224 and CR 7 south of Hopewell Loudon School saw a young Eagle flying west.

thomas zubek wrote the following: Saw a adult bald eagle on 10/30/15 at 8:30 a.m. on windsor-mechanicsville rd. at callender rd. ashtabula county, ohio. It was sitting in an open field on a tree stump.

Dee Braun wrote the following: 10/22/15 @ 8:15am, Wyandot/Hancock County Line, St Rt 30 & 37 Interchange: While driving West on 30, I saw two eagles land near a little pond on the SE corner of the 37 ramp. One had a white head and the other was brown (just learned that it was a juvenile!). Last fall, I saw one in a cleared cornfield on St Rt 67, SW of that Silver Creek Dairy, just south of Marseilles.

Barbara Ford wrote the following: I spotted an eagle sitting in a field on Richfield Center Road just south of Brint Road near Sylvania, Ohio today. October19, 2015.

Kevin Palm wrote the following: Spotted a bald eagle at Putnam Hill Park in Zanesville, Ohio. We were at a scenic overlook, and it flew westward about 20 feet away from us.

Jody Worrell wrote the following: 3 Bald Eagles on Oct 10th 2015 field south of Bresler Reservoir south of railroad tracks. Located in Allen County ,Oh 45806 area

Derrick Boling wrote the following: 10/11 I saw a bald eagle with about a 3 foot wingspan take off from alongside the road in Champaign county on Calland Rd. near Springhills. I had no idea that there were bald eagles in Ohio so it was a pleasant experience to see one.

Mike Roop wrote the following: Saw an adult bald eagle on Mendon Road in Van Wert county in Ohio 9/27/2015 at 10:30am. It was down on the road at a road killed racoon. Our approach made it take to the air. We stopped thinking it might come back for a picture but it continued to circle and move north. This was my first sighting in Van Wert county.

M Smith wrote the following: Two bald eagles west of Ashland, OH spotted on 9/22/15. They were circling and looking for a meal and spent 15-30 minutes in the area flying over open fields, ponds and tree tops. We have lived here three years and this is our first siting.

Dinah and Jerry Worley wrote the following: A bald eagle flying North, West of our place outside of Lewisburg, Ohio, at about 8 am. Beautiful and majestic with its white head and easy flying style. Hope to see it again here in southwest Ohio.

Meg Fite wrote the following: Clermont County, Ohio. Just saw a bald eagle fly across the field right in front of my front yard as my daughter and I stood amazed! We have seen them in upper Ohio, western NY and Florida but never here. So excited. What a great addition to put down in our bird log.

I saw a Bald Eagle, for the first time in my life, in my backyard in Canal Fulton, Ohio on 8/21/15. It was beautiful! It was so low I could see everything about it (about as low as my roof). It soared over the pond and took off. Just amazing! I included two pictures I was able to get of it.
Nickole Cottrill

Newark, ohio
Canoeing along the Licking River we saw two bald eagles! They were in the area between Staddens Bridge Road and Brownsville Road on 8/23/2015 around 3:00pm. I'm not sure if they were a couple as we spotted them several minutes apart.
Kathleen and Joel Spahr

Sighting a pair of Bald Eagles, SE Columbus OH area 8/21/15 @10:00 a.m.
Susan Norton

Celina, Ohio on Grand Lake. The past two days as I sat on my deck in the mornings I had a young bald eagle pass right by, flying low but along the water edge. White tail, white head and yellow beck... Then again this morning a larger eagle was sitting on the rocks next to the lake eating something then spread his wings and flew low across the lake headed south.
Awesome feeling to see one in the wild, I have only seen in the zoo before this week....
Shelia Schmitt

I live on Paint Creek State Park so I've observed bald eagles here and close by in Ross county. Yesterday, I was driving through Fort Ancient, Ohio (very close to Clarksville) and observed a bald eagle in the woods. I had never spotted one there; what a thrill!
Vanessa Schoettle-Cain

I spotted one bald eagle in Jackson Township (Canton, Oh area) this morning. Was flying low at about treetop level. Seen them before around Lake Erie but not this far south.
Brad Spencer

Saturday January 31at 3:30pm in a corn field on the corner of Ideal Rd and Vocational road in Byesville Oh 43723 I spotted and took pictures of a bald eagle in flight.
Leslie Robinson

Spotted eagle on centennial rd in sylvania ohio in tree above road below was a canada goose carcass
Dennis Krohn

Today I was driving south on 23 from Wyandot County ( only 2-3 miles after a work visit to Wyandot Community Hospital) and a bald eagle soared over the highway from a nearby tree!!!
Amy Baden




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