I'm looking at a pair of bald eagles perched in a large sycamore tree in my backyard next to the Wissahickon Creek in Fort Washington PA. One is larger (female?) than the other (male?). Now that I clearly see them as bald eagles, I'm wondering if they were the same birds that were flying low (at tree top level) two days ago above my backyard. I assumed they were some kind of hawk at that time, although they looked bigger than the red tails we get here with some regularity (and they didn't have the red tail cry).
We are adjacent to the Fort Washington State Park, a well known raptor viewing area. Today is December 5, 2013.
On December 4, 2013, I saw a bald eagle in McMurray, PA, near Canonsburg Lake. I was thrilled to see such a magnificent creature!
I saw a pair of bald eagles 12/1/13 in Adams County, PA, a few miles east of Gettysburg. Prior to this I saw a single eagle twice this November. We live in a lake community. People on the lake have seen bald eagles at the lake, but we have lived here for 25 years, about 1/2 mile east of the lake and this is the first time we have ever seen them here at all. They were perched on the posts of the high tension lines in the field, maybe 1500 feet from our house.
I just saw a bald eagle following the Yellow Breeches Creek downstream (Fairview Township just past Lower Allen Park) . He flew close to the water and followed the creek, landed on the shore and then flew further down to a tree. Watched him for about thirty minutes while he preened and surveyed the area. He flew off heading south. Simply magnificent!
Bald Eagle spotted in West Grove PA on 11/18/13.
We had 8 brown eagles in the backyard along with a red tailed hawk that were playing in the thermals. We are at the top of a hill and they were circling the house and soaring around with each other. What a sight in Malvern, Pa.!
Radnor Township, PA
Saw a Bald Eagle circling low around our neighborhood late this afternoon. Always an amazing sight to see.
I saw a pair of bald eagles this morning (November 14, 2013) flying/hunting over a lagoon that lies just north of the Susquehanna river - east of Bloomsburg, PA.
Saw bald eagle on Nov. 11, 2013 soaring over west bank of Susquehanna River just north of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Spectacular!
My family and I spotted a bald eagle in a tree across the road from our home on Dowlin Forge Rd in East Brandywine Twp, Chester County yesterday at around 11:45am, . It was a wonderful sight and we were so happy to spot it there considering there is construction taking place during the week as new homes and driveways are being built. My kids and I were just fascinated and thrilled.
Bald Eagles are alive and flying free in central Pa.
During the last several weeks there have been numerous bald eagle sightings in, and around, Fulton County, PA. On lakes, in trees, and along highways. This seems to be a new phenomenon and we believe it coincides with their migration, although such sightings have never before been reported in Fulton County. We would love to have these magnificent birds make a permanent home here!
October 28, 2013
Saw two bald eagles in North Cornwall Township, Lebanon County on Sunday morning October 27, 2013 in a tree in a farm field to the west of PA 241 between Spangler Road and Rocherty Road. Then this morning, Monday the 28th saw one in same tree.
Peter R. Henninger
I spotted a Bald Eagle flying low over soccer fields at the Haverford Reserve in Haverford Township on October 24th at approximately 6:10 PM!
My sister and I sighted a bald eagle on Monday, October 21 on Skippack Pike near DeKalb Pike in Montgomery County, PA. We were stuck in rush hour traffic and it swooped down right in front of my windshield and landed on the grass next to the car where we were stopped. It sat and looked at us for a few minutes until we started to move again. Its' wing span had to be 7 feet and it was just a beautiful sight! I feel blessed!
I have had two bald eagle sightings over the past month. First one was in Mercer County, Delaware Township just East of Route 18 in Transfer, PA on September 9th. Eagle was sitting in a field. Stopped my vehicle and actually got a pretty good picture of it.
Second one was just this past weekend on October 6th between Sandy Lake and Franklin, PA. Saw 3 bald eagles flying. What a beautiful sight.
I saw a bald eagle near Freeport PA. in Sept.
Bald Eagle spotted today flying south near Rt 100 by the PA turnpike entrance # 312 (Downingtown/Pottstown), Chester Springs, PA. It was flying relatively low over the buildings in our business complex.
Barbara J. Shimer
Just witnessed a bald eagle fly across my back yard in Lemoyne, PA. We are about one mile west of Harrisburg, PA. The eagle was flying low so there was not doubt about it's identity. It was traveling west. It is the first bald eagle I have ever seen in the "wild". If a densely populated suburb of Harrisburg can be considered "the wild". It was an amazing sight. ~Maureen Claypool
Saw a Bald Eagle sitting in a field at the corner of Williams Grove Road and Junction Road in Dillsburg, PA! Also had a friend tell me she saw one on Campground Rd in Dillsburg. Yay!!=
A pair of bald eagles flew over our home (heading east) just south of the west chester university football field in west chester pa-
Sunday, September 22 I was sitting on my front porch and this huge bird flew over the top of
my house and settled on a tree just across the street. I've seen lots of
Eagles in Alaska but this is my first sighting of one in Bethlehem PA.
I live near Fountain Hill just above Saint Luke's Hospital. What a
beautiful way to start the day. He cleaned himself a little then as he
flew away something large fell hitting the tree line and then the
ground. I'm guessing breakfast? He circled back, quickly looking around
then soared away with long strokes. Just amazing!
Saw a bald eagle in our front field in Nantmeal Township, Chester County on Friday, September 13th early in the morning. It looked like a large female, and she was at a dead fawn carcass. A little while later she returned with 2 juveniles. She sat regally in the field while each of the juveniles took turns feeding on the carcass. Although I didn't see how the fawn died, I suspect that the eagle killed it, then eventually brought her young back to feed after she did. Actually we spotted her (or perhaps another eagle) flying over the house a couple of weeks ago and have been hearing the calls for several weeks now.
This afternoon at 3:00 pm I was waiting to pick up my son at The Vista School in Hershey, PA. Flying over the school was what I believe to be a bald eagle; dark body, white head, white tail. I never thought I would see a wild bald eagle anywhere near my home. Cool.
Today, September 11, 2013, I saw an American Bald Eagle taking off from the side of the road. It was on Hyw 55 between mile marker 51 and 52 (I was headed toward Philly.) It was approximately 6 pm. The Eagle was beautiful and so big. I could not believe what I was seeing! I only saw it for a few seconds. It was flapping its wings as it took flight. At the side of the road was some dead animal that it had probably been consuming. What a spectacular bird and on this special day 9-11; a sight that I will treasure.
Steve Perzan, Philadelphia, PA
I was out watching deer in the back yard when what appeared to be a large Bald Eagle flew through the trees about 15 feet away and heading towards the back. What a sight to see in Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania. 9/8/2013
On Rt. 58 between Grove City and Mercer, PA.
I've sighted bald eagles three times in my life, all three sightings were along the Delaware River in Bucks County, PA.
The first sighting was in Lumberville, PA, across from Bulls Island State Park in NJ 8/2012. My family was tubing down the river and the eagle soared overhead. It's white head and tail were unmistakeable.
The second sighting was August 2013. High up in a tree, we spotted an eagle on River Road near Washington Crossing State Park in Washington Crossing, PA. The river was visible from his high perch.
The third sighting was 9/7/2013, also in Washington Crossing, PA. He/she was soaring near the river visible from River Road.
Now that I know what I'm looking for, I have no doubt there will be many more future sightings along River Road and this glorious river.
could not believe it. spotted bald eagle on route 351 near bridge over route 76, between koppel, PA and New Galilee, PA.
I didn't know there were any in the area.
Saw a bald eagle this morning on my way in to work.
It was sitting in a tree along the Little Juniata River, at the Tipton/Grazierville Exit off I-99.
Tipton, Blair County PA
Feb. 28, 2013
Spotted two bald eagles in Chester Springs, Chester County Pennsylvania today. Magnificent sight.
Saw a Bald Eagle on Sunday, February 17th at 3:50pm, directly above the bike trail in West Mifflin, PA along the Monongahela River. It was about halfway between the Rankin Bridge and Braddock Locks and Dam flying towards Pittsburgh.
Saw two bald eagles flying above my car as I was driving across the Glenwood Bridge, Pittsburgh, PA
Was amazed, super excited and shocked
Erwinna, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Today approximately 11:20, my wife and I were driving up River Road, between Pt. Pleasant and Erwinna, Pa. It was a beautiful day, sun filled and clear with the river to our right and the cliffs on the left. Suddenly, a spectacular Bald Eagle flew in front of our car and then rose magnificently as I saw his or her distinctive white tail. As she continued to soar, she suddenly banked to the left, back towards the cliffs and it was then I saw his or her gorgeous proud and white head. It was a very special moment.
I have lived and worked along the Delaware River for the past 35 years and actually had an office right on the river. In all those years, I have seen and admired hundreds of different species of birds, from sea gulls to Osprey. In all those years, I never saw a Bald Eagle.
Today was a very special day
Today between 12:00 - 1:30pm my son and I were able to watch and follow an eagle along the Clarion River approx. 7 miles north of Leeper,PA. What an exciting and amazing afternoon we had together!
DC Cooper =
On 2-8-13 I observed a bald eagle in Elk County PA just below the dam at East Branch Lake
West Goshen Township Park West Chester, PA. Saw a bald eagle being chased by a red tail hawk out of the reservoir. The hawk pealed off after two pursuing crows joined in.
I spotted a large Bald Eagle sitting in a field across from 1628 Whitehall rd in east norriton just off of skippack pike,
January 30, 2013 4:15 pm
I spotted a bald eagle taking flight from a tree in my backyard as I was pulling into my driveway. What a breathtaking sight!
We saw a bald eagle flying above while we were crossing the Rankin Bridge over the Monongahela River about 2:30 pm on 1/26/13. This is the same location of a sighting reported last month in your log. Beautiful sight. Thanks for keeping this log, it was very cool to see that there were other sightings.
I saw a Bald Eagle on Route 435, Elmhurst, PA 1/25/2013 about 10:30 am. I don't think I ever saw one in the wild before!
Tuesday Jan 22, bald eagle seen soaring over West Goshen Twp Park (Chester County, just outside West Chester). Have seen them there before at the reservoir there.
Saw a bald eagle on Camp Hill Road today 1/21/2013 at 10AM, Fort Washington, PA. There are many hawks in this area (Ft. Washington State Park has hawk station), but I have never seen an Eagle.
I saw a bald eagle today (1/19/13) soaring above the campus of Villanova University in Radnor, Pa.
On 12/2012 driving across the Rankin Bridge in Homestead, PA a bald eagle flew over our car – low enough for me to be able to tell it was not a falcon or hawk. I did not know we had eagles in Pgh., PA. Totally Cool!!!
About 30 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA. I was driving from Mingo Creek County Park and just a 1/4 mile from the western entrance on Sugar Run Rd. I live just one road over and have never seen an eagle around here. Amazing. I was able to get 6-7 photos of it.
Philadelphia, PA - 1/2/2013: I saw a bald eagle standing on a mud flat in the Delaware River at low tide near the Baxter Water Treatment Plant in Northeast Philadelphia.
John M. Shimony
Quarryville, PA, right on the main highway north of town, there is a pair of bald eagles looking to make a new home! We're about ten miles east of the Susquehanna River, where there has been a great resurgence of this wonderful bird's numbers!
On route 16 in Wanynesboro PA right in front of green grove gardens
December 31, 12
Driving down Clemmers Mill Road in Spring Mount, noticed a car stopped with occupants look up. Crossed the East Branch of the Perkiomen Creek to see what was
so interesting........... a Bald Eagle was sitting high in a tree above the water. Awesome!
On Wednesday the 26th of December in New Cumberland, PA, on the Defense Distribution Center formerly New Cumberland Army Depot, in a tree on the west shore of the Susquehanna River I saw a bald Eagle sitting in a tree. It was too far away for me to tell if it was male or female but this isn't the first time I've seen a Bald Eagle in this area. Now that I know about this sight I will make sure to post all my sightings.
Andrew D. Juris
I travel Rt. 38 between I-80 and Butler, PA daily. One day in the fall of 2012, something flew over my car while I was crossing the bridge over the Onieda Valley dam which is the reservoir for the water company for Butler. I thought it might have been a bald eagle.
A few days later I was driving along the reservoir when I saw a large bird dive into the water. Again, didn't get a good look. Then I passed a break in the trees and had a clear view of the water when a second bald eagle was soaring along the reservoir. It was a beautiful sight.
Then around Christmas time, about 10 miles north of reservoir, I see a bald eagle sitting in a farm field along Rt. 38 feeding on a deer carcus. Last week I was driving past the same field with my wife telling her how this is where I last saw the eagle. We broke through the trees covering the road an I immediately spotted it and point it out to my wife up in the sky as it soared above the roadway. For sightings in a stretch of about 10 miles along Rt. 38 in Butler County.
This morning my husband and I spotted two bald eagles on the edge of the Delaware River in Lumberville, PA in Bucks County. One was perched in a tree. The other swooped nearby and then they both flew off together. Further north up the river we saw the one perch again in a tree with no sight of the other. It remained there until we left (good 20 minutes or so).
I saw a pair of Bald Eagles in a field off of Old Baltimore Pike near the Giant in Jennersville, PA on December 20th at 9am. Attached is a picture of them. They were on the ground eating something.
I followed a gorgeous bald eagle this morning, 12/11/12, on Church Rd in Devon - right by the duck ponds near The Willows. I was astonished as it flew nice and low so I could get a look at it's head. It was so profound I could almost hear the background music from Wildlife America!!! Thank God for such a special memory to share with my 4 year old son.
sheryl weaver white
Today about 2 pm an adult bald eagle flew directly over my house near Route 52 in East Bradford Township, Chester County, PA. I was out front hanging a wreath when I heard a distinct ruffle of feathers and looked up to see this magnificent bird effortlessly flying low right above me. It was truly a humbling experience.
I saw a Bald Eagle 12/6/2012 flying over my backyard pond off Beaver Creek in Downingtown Pa. At the same time there were several Hawks and a buzzard in the area. They seem to be hunting together. I could not believe my eyes but then Eagle flew by again about 30 mins later very close. It was a smaller. I am guessing a young Eagle and looked very healthy.
December 4, 2012
Mature bald eagle spotted flying up the Schuylkill River at Conshohocken, just south of the bridge.
The sighting took place on December 3, 2012 at approxiamately 9:40AM along Swedesford Road in Exton, PA right by the upcoming West Whiteland Township Park. I drive along this road frequently on my way in to work and have seen red tailed hawks swooping between trees. This day was different though--I could tell by the size of the bird even from afar! Based on the taller size of the Eagle, I believe that it was a female. She was sitting perched high on a thick tree branch surveying the farm fields that surrounded her. It took by breath away!
While I was driving to work this morning, I stopped at the red light on Reservoir Road and Paoli Pike in West Goshen, PA. A hawk-type bird caught my eye as it was flying overhead. It was in perfect sunlight, and I noticed the white head, white tail, and dark body. It was Monday morning after Thanksgiving, so my brain was kind of in slow mode, and I must have scanned the bird two or three times as it started to sink into my head that it had to be a Bald Eagle. Wow! I wasn't sure if it was possible, but after finding the BaldEagleInfo.com site, I realized it was possible and that I had seen my first Bald Eagle.
Mike Zaneski – Sighting in West Chester, PA 19380
Three times, September thru November 2012, I have seen a bald eagle in the Linesville, PA area. It was specifically on Wheeler Rd. east of Linesville Rd. going up the hill. 41*41'14.76”N 80*24'25.62” W ELEV 1220 FT.
I'm a school bus driver and take the same route both morning and afternoon. The first sighting was in the morning in Sept. and the last two were in the afternoon the last 2 days in a row.
November 12, 2012. Exton, PA.
On my way to work this morning I saw a large bird in a cut corn field standing over its breakfast. Very much to my surprise, it was a large bald eagle. Unfortunately I did not have the proper camera too capture the moment, but I pulled a U-Turn anyway and captured the image attached with my phone. I watched the bird for some time from my car, but wanted to move along before distrubing the animal. When I got to work I went searching the internet for others who may have seen eagles in the Exton area, and came across this site. Apparently I am not alone in what I saw, as the location of the sighting is described in detail in three other posts, but from three years ago. Others may be interested to know that they are still frequenting the large tract of land along Swedesford Road between Exton and Frazer, the future site of West Whiteland township park, previously owned by the Church Farm School. Equally interesting, this is the same tract of land which is fostering the a return of coyotes to the area according to local newspapers (See Coyotes in Malvern Hunt)
- Jon Bachman
I saw a bald eagle sitting on top of a tree on my mom's property in Pottstown, Pa on Shenkel Rd. My daughter and I were so excited, it was so beautiful. It flew around and landed in another tree.
I saw one before out of my sunroof of my car while traveling in the Poconos.
I was on my way to take my son back to school this afternoon 11/2/2012.
And I look up to see this huge bird come out of a tree and soar, my son said why does it have a white head? I saw it and almost veared off the road, thank god I did not.
I hurried and parked my car, we both scurried to get out of the car...and there it was A Bald Eagle here in New Freedom pa, I said let me take you to school and I will come back to get pictures, sadly, I could not find it.
I live in Salisbury Twn. Lehigh county at the base of south mt. My son and i saw a eagle fly over our home while we were out playing basketball.It was only about 60 feet in the air and heading West. It looked very large.10-16-12
I saw a female bald eagle flying while driving on route 422 West between the Oaks, PA and Collegeville, PA accesses. Couldn't believe my eyes!
On a bike ride from Buena Vista, PA toward West Newton, PA, on the Great Allegheny Passage, I was surprised to see a lone bald eagle soaring over the Youghiogheny River. This was right outside of Buena Vista heading south on the trail between mile posts 27 and 28. It had a brilliant white head and tail feathers so I am positive it was a bald eagle. I am hoping to spot it again on my next ride.
I spotted a bald eagle today in Mountain Top flying north along Interstate 81, just a week after my son and his friends saw one flying over our home in Laurel Lakes Development.
Saw a bald eagles sitting atop a tree at mile 91 on PA 476N at 5:30 pm on Oct. 10, 2012
My co-worker spotted a bald eagle today around 8:00 am, October 8th, 2012, near Pottstown, PA. He was driving into work on Route 422 between the Sanatoga exit and Arm and Hammer boulevard and saw it coming down talons outspread to grab onto a branch in the trees to perch. I also had seen an eagle not far from the same area when I was crossing the bridge over the Schuylkill River into Pottstown on Route 100 about a year ago.
M. Forbes, Pottstown, PA
Just saw my first bald eagle near my house it was flying about 3/8 of a mile up looking for food I'm sure,I couldn't believe my eyes beautiful sight.the location was in Hatfield,Pa just north of Philadelphia off of route 309.
Had my first bald eagle sighting on thursday 9/27/12 at the Treichlers Bridge crossing in Treichlers, Pa right on Route 145 just a few miles from Allentown, Pa around 7:30am. Very Cool as it just flew.across the bridge in front of me.
A male came in from the south and sat about 100 ft up in my neighbors pine tree. He stayed about 20-25 min. and then flew off to the west.
West Chester, PA, 9/17/2012 I was driving in West Goshen last Wednesday morning when I heard a disturbance in the trees I looked up and a bald eagle flew over my car. I stopped and watched it until it was out of sight. What a great start to my day.
I feel blessed to have caught the flight of a bald eagle today at 9am in Malvern/Frazer, PA, right off of the Rt 202. I would have second-guessed myself if it weren't for a couple coworkers in the parking lot staring up to the sky to watch the rare opportunity too. The white markings on the head and tail, along with the huge wingspan were a sight to see.
This past summer I was standing outside my home in Chester Heights, Delaware County Pa. and saw a large bird swoop down and over my house. At first I thought it was a turkey vulture, which are plentiful here, but something about it's flight angle and quick speed made me look twice. I walked up my driveway in time to see it fly across the street to a neighboring property and thought I saw a light colored head and tail. It happened so fast I just couldn't be sure, and having never seen a bald eagle in this area, I convinced myself I was just seeing things. Not one week later I was standing in the same exact spot and happened to look up and there, right above me, was a bald eagle soaring in a circular pattern high above my house. No question this time- on this bright and sunny day I could clearly see the white head and tail. I watched it soar above for at least 10 minutes. What a sight. Also, in the fall of 2011, my son-in-law saw a bald eagle in North Wilmington, Delaware, at the Brandywine Shopping Center on 202 near the Pa. state line.. There is a large retention basin filled with water. It was standing on a rock in the middle. He took a beautiful picture of it. One other sighting- in the winter of 2010 I saw a bald eagle standing in a field in Delaware in the area of Smithbridge Rd. and Rt.100. First one I'd ever seen outside of New Jersey or Maryland. Couldn't believe my eyes. I slammed on my brakes and a friend and I watched it walking around for a bit before it flew off. We were very near the Brandywine River.=
1/14/2012 & 2/20/2012 - Spotted a lone bald eagle both days on a tree in front of my house on the Delaware River in Yardley, Pa. It was doing some fishing. Swooping down trying to grab something from the river. Hung around for around 10 minutes & then headed north up the river towards Washington Crossing, Pa.
Kevin Bolum - Yardley, Pa.
We have had two bald eagle sightings in the Lenhartsville, PA area during the past week. The first time, one was spotted flying near town, and the second time we watched one for over 30 minutes from our car while it fed on an animal carcass in a field near the road and then flew into a tree to rest.
Feb 11-15, 2012- I have also spotted the lone bald eagle mentioned earlier in Northampton PA just north of Allentown several times. It has been feeding on the same deer carcass for the last week in the middle of a farm field. It stopped traffic, quite a sight!
On my way to work this morning a bald eagle flew in front of me and landed in a tree. I pulled over and was lucky enough to get a few pictures! This was in Bethlehem, PA right off of 387 (in the Musikfest area). Beautiful!!!
Alyissa J. Gallagher
February 13, 2012: I was blessed to see a pair of bald eagles circling high above Northern Lights shopping center in Baden, PA (Beaver county) at 11:18 AM this beautiful sunny winter day. This has been my second sighting, as I had seen one flying along Rt. 65 (Ohio River Blvd.) just south of New Brighton over a year ago.
Feb. 8, 2012, saw a bald eagle sitting, (it was beside a downed deer) alongside Cherryville Rd in Northampton PA.
Glad my kids were with me for the experience and hope to see it again in the area.
Feb 7, 2012 – wow - my second sighting of an eagle in less than a month – just north of Mahoning Valley exit on Pa Turnpike, driving with a coworker and he pointed it out soaring right above us, stopped car but couldn't get my camera fast enough. Reading other sightings – this is about 1 mile north of sighting reported on 1/1/12 on Pa pike.
2/3-2/4-2/5 2012 - Over the past three days there has been a Bald Eagle feeding and hanging around a water Reservoir on Waterdam Road in Peters Twp. Pa. I have seen many eagles in North and North Central. Pa. But none this far South or in our area what so ever. Myself and quite a few others have been spending a good bit of time watching it. (BEAUTIFUL) I am not familiar enough to determine an age, however looks to be mature enough to have a Bright White head and its wing span appears to be 4'. When it lands on a branch you cannot can't help but notice.
On February 4th 2012, I saw a bald eagle perched in a tree along side the Ohio River in Moon Township, Pa near Pittsburgh. I was driving along Route 51and pulled over. I was absolutely stunned at the sight and feel so blessed to have seen a bald eagle in nature!
Yesterday 1/31/12, I spotted a bald eagle high in a tree along rt.78 eastbound between the 309 south(center valley) and hellertown exits in PA. It was eating something it had caught and was perched there for a while as I was able to loop around to get a picture and it was still there.
I was very excited!
I saw my first live wild bald eagle in flight in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania on Jan 31.
JAN 30 2012, While exiting Route I- 80 onto Route 93 near the Penn State Hazelton, Pa Campus around 2:30 pm, I saw a lone eagle soaring above the highway. No mistaking its size and white head and tail.
Today 1/30/2012 I spotted a young bald eagle in Gap, PA at 7:18 AM. Again at about 3:15PM I saw another very large, mature eagle soaring over a farm on the northwest corner of route 41 and Highland Road moving toward Octorara High School. It's head and tail were brilliant in the sun. Two red tail hawks were soaring with it for a while, but it calming moved away. Two eagles in one day!
Today, on Hilton Road, West Grove, PA, I spotted two large birds flying overhead. They went toward a small pond and I would not see exactly what happened. But I saw the one bird that I then Identified as a bald eagle, fold wings and dive. It then came back up, circled, and folded wings again and dove. It repeated this once more and then I saw it "power up" and fly off to the south alone. I was in a depression and could not see what happened to the other bird. I do not think the other bird was an eagle. My initial impression is that it might have been a Cormorant. We have been sighting Bald Eagles flying overhead for about one month now. I was just thinking that I had not seen one for about one month this afternoon, and I came home, and WoW!! I only wish I knew what was happening!
I spotted a bald eagle perched in a tree along the highway around 8:00 am this morning nearing the ramp to exit Ohio River Blvd to get onto I-79 near Glenfield. Amazing!
My family & some of our neighbors have had the privilege of watching a bald eagle hunt the fields around our properties along rte 443 in Schuylkill county since about June. For the first time today, my husband observed two mature eagles hunting the fields. We heard them talking too each other for about a week now, but finally saw both.
Pine Grove, Pa
Bald eagle flying in Hopewell PA, Marble City Area
My family observed a bald eagle outside of our home at 11:30am in West Chester, PA (off of Rt926 and Creek Road near the Brandywine River). It was perched in a tall tree. It flew away behind our home with a large stick in its mouth.
At about 4:50PM on Friday, January 13, 2012, my son & I saw a bald eagle take off from the edge of a pond on Bierys Bridge Road heading towards Center Street and into a flock of geese. It was an amazing and beautiful sight.
1-11-12 7:30 am Lower Gwynedd, Montgomery County Pa. A large mature Bald Eagle landed in a tree and the branch broke. The eagle fell to the ground flapping its wings ,holding the branch. It then flew away. This was at the intersection of Evans rd. and Plymouth rd. First eagle I've seen in the suburbs of Pa.
Jan. 11,2012, we spotted a Bald Eagle perched in a tree at the edge of the Natural Land Trust on Swedesford Road, North Wales, Upper Gwynedd, PA. It was there for several hours. what a beautiful sight.
Large mature female sighted on the Great Allegheny Passage trail just south of West Newton PA. Perched along Youghiogheny. 01/10/2012
On the morning of 1/10/2012, I saw a bald eagle soaring for several minutes over Liberty Mountain Resort outside Fairfield, PA (probably just a few miles from the sighting reported from 1/8/2012). Magnificent sight and most unexpected!
On 1/8/12 on Mt Hope Rd, in Fairfield pa we saw an eagle perched in the trees along the road. He stayed long enough for us to take a picture then flew off to a nearby farm. He was amazing.
January 6, 2012 about 1:00 while I was taking down Christmas decorations, I spotted a Bald Eagle flying over my home in New Brighton, Pa. What a beautiful sight against a blue sky on a warm winter day. Hope to have another sighting now that I know they are in the area.
On January 6, 2012, I was in my backyard at 3.30 pm in Newtown Square, Pa when heard some unusual sounds, looked up and it was an eagle. To my surprise it was joined by 2 more. It was 3 bald eagles circling the reservoir and landing in the trees. One of the eagles even went to the ground. They hung around for about 10 minutes, landing and circling. I was so amazed I did not want to leave the back yard to get a camera. What a sight!!!
While traveling south on Route 378 in Bethlehem, PA at about 9:30AM on 1/5/12, I spotted a bald eagle flying west just over the top of the Hill to Hill bridge (which crosses over the Lehigh river). It looked like it was heading down to the river when I lost sight of it. Also saw a pair landing in some fields to the south of Route 22 between Routes 378 and 512 a couple years ago. Wish I had more specifics of that sighting to give, but I don't remember the date, etc. anymore. They are truly beautiful birds and amazing to see in the wild! Hopefully it's a good sign for them that they're showing up in our area.
Hello, today at 1:05pm I spotted a bald eagle over Pennsbury High School baseball field. (705 Hood Blvd. Levittown, Pa. 19030. It soared over the area for sometime and slowly made its way NE toward the Thornridge section of Levittown. This was my first viewing of a Bald Eagle, we mostly see Falcons and Red Tail Hawks in this area.
Today my husband, daughter and myself were on way to take a drive on Old Mine Road along the Delaware River. We have taken many drives though the Delaware River National Recreation Area but have never spotted an eagle. Imagine our surprise when we did! Not there, but rather a few miles from our home on the way there. It was landing in a tree top near the intersection of SR 611 and Rim Rock Rd, in Bartonsville, PA. It flew directly over the RT I80 overpass to land in a tree beside a small farm house. This is a highly congested area near a Giant food store and Lowes' Home Center, and nearby is the McMichael's Creek. We were able to snap a few quick photos! What a delightful surprise!! I've attached a photo which was taken from a distance and enlarged.
Yesterday, 1/1/12 at about 10:30 AM, we were traveling down the PA Turnpike. We were heading south, about midway between the Mahoning Valley Exit and the tunnel at Blue Mountain. We were just crossing the new bridge that was just completed when my husband looked out the passenger window and said, "Look at that!". Sure enough, we recognized the white head and tail feathers of a bald eagle. It was just gliding along as graceful as could be. What a beautiful creature.
It's something I will never forget. This was the first eagle I have seen in the wild, and hopefully not my last.
At approximately 10:00 am January 1, 2012 I spotted a bald eagle fly into some pine trees while looking out the windows of a lake house on Shickshinny Lake North of Bloomsburg, PA. 10-15 minutes later I and several other members of our family saw the eagle take off and slowly fly the length of the lake. This is the 2nd time I have seen a bald eagle on the lake in the last 4 years, and the 3rd time I have seen one in the wild.
My husband and I just sighted a pair of bald eagles in Oxford, Pa flying over our small family farm. We live near the Octorora Reservoir. Sighted on 12/31/11.
Mrs Matthew Dangel
Driving on Mountain Rd Fredericksburg Lebanon County on December 29th around 2pm spotted a Bald Eagle sitting on top of a tree about 50 yards from the road. I have been seeing eagles frequently in the Jonestown area this fall.
December 25, 2011 ~1:00pm EST - a pair of Bald Eagles soaring over the Ohio River as viewed from a residence on River Road in Beaver, PA (15009). The birds were riding the wind North towards Rochester, PA and were most likely hunting. What a beautiful site on Christmas day.
Sometime just a week before Christmas my son and I were heading home from work crossing the Glenwood bridge towards Hays in Pittsburgh when we saw a Bald Eagle take flight that was perched on a street light post. It's really neat to know that these beautiful birds are on a strong comeback.
Pennsylvania off state Rt 116 west of McSherrystown, PA approx. 2.5 miles. In farm field beside a deer carcus.
December 19th, 2011, West Chester, PA
On my way to work, at the intersection of Paoli Pike and Ellis Lane. The
farm here is owned by the Hicks family and has large dead tree near
their pond. There is a pair of bald eagles that live in this area and
can frequently be seen in this large tree. They were both there this
morning around 10am. We are always glad to see they are still around.
Today December 17, 2011 aproximatly 12:00 eastern time a bald eagle was sighted in Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Fairfield Township. Weather was slightly snowy 32 degrees. We have a stream called Hendricks Creek, stocked with trout and other small fresh water fish. There was a deer carcass nearby. So magestic this is a very rare sighting in our area.
12/9/11 At first glance through my windshield, I thought I was seeing something a bit strange; a Turkey Vulture flying unusually low and straight. But then I saw that the bird's head was completely white, and knew I had witnessed something I didn't think could be possible in Paoli/Malvern PA - a Bald Eagle. What a great early Christmas present.
I saw a bald eagle at the Columbia bridge in Fairmount Park 12/8/2011 at 9:30 am. It was soaring above the Schuylkill River, harassed by smaller birds. Last seen heading to North Philly.
Driving through the Conemaugh Gap west of Johnstown, Pennsylvania on route 403 near sewage treatment plant on December 5th, 2012 at approx. 9:30am. Observed bald eagle soaring over the Conemaugh River.
On Sunday, November 20 at about 1:00 pm, we were driving near Leesport area just off of Route 183 on County Welfare Road (by the athletic fields). The eagle swooped down right by the road and caught either a dove or a squirrel and flew into the trees in the direction of Rt. 222. We were very surprised and thrilled to see an eagle in this area. On Friday, November 18, I had seen an eagle fly overhead about noontime, as I was driving on West Leesport Road. I would love to know if these are migrating eagles or resident ones.
Janet Hansen Colflesh
Nov. 19, 2012, Sunday, Honesdale, Pennsylvania, Route 670 north, towards Route 247 Pleasant Mount, around 10 AM, my son-in-law and two grandsons were down at our small lake and saw a male bald eagle perched in a tree along the shoreline. The eagle just sat there looking at the shoreline, with one eye scanning along the water. I grabbed my camera and was able to take 8 snap shots as he scanned the water's edge from the tree. The pictures that I took, according to the photos on this website, I captured a male probably looking for a breakfast brunch perhaps. The day before my wife witnessed what she thought was two eagles, flying over the lake in a syncronized fashion, skimming the water. At that time, she did not know for sure that what she was witnessing was a male and female playing in the afternoon sun. We know now that we have a male and female as guests on our homestead. What a graceful bird, with a wing span that is huge.
Hank Antoniolli and Pat Kopp
On Saturday, November 12, 2011 we were attending a soccer game at the sports fields at Springton Lake Middle School in Media, PA. The school is located near the intersection of Route 252 and Rose tree road, and is about a mile or less from the large Springton Lake reservoir, which is mentioned in a previous sighting. Many of us saw a bald eagle fly over the trees at the edge of the soccer field, toward the reservoir.
Sometime around 11/10/2011, I was driving behind Locust Grove Mennonite School and saw two very large birds of prey perched in a tree along the railroad tracks which parallel route 340 (Old Philadelphia Pike). On that day, I could not be sure, but I knew they were bigger than red-tailed hawks and didn't look quite right for vultures. Then last week (11/17 or thereabouts), I was biking on 340 past the same spot and saw a large bird pass very low over my head. I thought to myself that it looked an awful lot like an juvenile bald eagle, but decided it was unlikely and must be a hawk I couldn't recognize. I followed it as it flew to join another bird on the same group of trees near the railroad track, and sure enough the second bird was an adult bald eagle. I will be keeping my eye on that spot in the coming months to see if they continue to hang around there.
Also, I could add that over the last decade, there is a place I frequent on Lee Creek (an estuary of the Little Choptank River) in Cambridge, MD. We have seen increasing numbers of bald eagles there over the last few years. A year ago near Thanksgiving during a rare snowstorm, we saw and adult pair roosting in a tree along the creek. Several times we've spotted them soaring there. Once, in the Fall of 2009 perhaps I witnessed a bald eagle flying over a group of Canadian Geese, with a dead goose dangling from its talons. Quite a sight. The last time I saw bald eagles in that area was in July 2011. We saw a pair flying away from a duck blind near Cherry Island. When we paddled over the duck blind we discovered two terrapins that were unfinished and very recently dead. Apparently we startled the eagles from their meal. So they are healthy and active along Lee Creek and seem to be eating whatever they can find. There are plentiful Osprey pairs there as well, so the fish population is healthy.
Keith Wilson, Lancaster, PA
Sunday October 30, 2011 about 1:00-2:00 pm, Greencastle, PA. Our seven year old son spotted a pair of adult eagles soaring in the sky over our house and pointed them out. Two adults circling overhead, then headed south. What an amazing experience!
While driving home, going north on Interstate 79 in Harmony, PA, I sighted a Bald Eagle coming up and over the bridge at the Conoquenessing Creek. He seemed to come right at us then he veered towards the town of Harmony. We do occasionally see the eagles at Moraine State Park for we live nearby. My husband has travelled Interstate 79 for ten years and never did he see an eagle in Harmony, PA. What a delight to see this bird!
B. Schmitt Oct 26, 2011
This morning, Oct 24th 2011, at about 9:00am, I spotted a bald eagle flying over Millvale, PA just outside of downtown Pittsburgh right off of the Allegheny River valley. I was standing on North Ave just looking down the road while in conversation with someone when the bird came into view flying over the intersection at the famed P&G diner and on up the stream valley. It was without a doubt a bald eagle and just as I pointed and exclaimed out loud what it was it was gone and vanished behind some buildings. I certainly didn't expect to see that kind of bird this morning, it was great!
We saw a single adult bald eagle today flying above our home in Shermans Dale, Perry County, PA.
It was the first I've ever seen in this area. He was being chased away from nearby trees by a crow. Would have loved to see him land and perch in one of the trees, but he just circled for a while and then flew off to the southeast.
R. Egenrieder 2011.10.19
I sighted a single bald eagle soaring above my yard/neighborhood on Sunday 10/9/11 at approximately 11:30am. White head & tail feathers, large wingspan, and signature carriage: absolutely stunning. I followed it's path with binoculars but eventually lost sight as it headed west/southwest.
21 Wood Lea Rd, East Coventry, PA 19465
Chester county; 1 mile from Schuylkill river.
October 7, 2011: I was driving passed the Zelienople Airport, Butler County, PA, this morning around 7:45. I saw the Bald Eagle flying over the Connoquenessing Creek. Very amazing! I didn't realize they were in our area until today!
While driving we spotted a bald eagle flying over Rt 176 North I mile before the Shillington exit in Berks County Pennsylvania. Clear as day…no mistake.
Kevin and Jackie Brady
We want to report a bald eagle sighting. It was our first sighting of a bald eagle ever but the markings and size of the bird match the description on your website.
It was on Newport Road in Lititz, PA in the soccer field at Lititz Area Mennonite School. We were going to church in Ephrata at 9:15 am and saw the bird take flight and head west.
The white head and matching tail feathers got our attention and then the large wingspan of dark feathers. What a beautiful site.
Saturday around 12:30 p. pm. I was walking back towards the house from my mailbox, when I saw what at first looked like a turkey buzzard coming towards me. I really didn't give it too much attention until it got closer. Then I saw that it was a beautiful Bald Eagle. He flew right over me, about 20' off the ground. What a sight!! It's wings were about 5' span and the head was covered with the white feathers! It was really amazing!! I live 3 miles north of New Wilmington, Pa. and this was the first time in my 57 years to see a Bald Eagle natural! I will keep on the lookout for him again.
On 9.28.11 at 9:45 am Saw a Bald Eagle 30 mins south of Erie PA on highway 79 north bound. It flew across the highway and landed on a tree absolutely beautiful!
Amanda Tutty- Canonsburg PA
on September 25, 2011 at approx 2:50 pm, I was traveling across the Dannenhower Bridge from King of Prussia going into Norristown and just as I approached the bike path overpass (the old railroad bridge) I saw this large bird flying over the southbound lanes of the bridge headed for me..... there only about 10 feet above the car was a bald eagle. I have seen one or two in state parks in upstate Pennsylvania but never that close up and never in the area I have lived in for 36 years.
Mont Clare, PA
Saw an adult Bald Eagle perched in a tree along Clay Pike in Westmoreland County, Pa at 11:00am near Heminie. First I've seen in this area in the 15 years I've lived here. The weather was raining and the eagle remained for over 1/2 hr.
Washington county Pennsylvania. Monday September 16 at 12:30 pm along I-79 near southpoint.
On Monday, September 12th, 2011, I saw an adult bald eagle flying over the creek near the Oaks exit on Rt.422, Montgomery County. It was the first time in my 49 years I have ever seen one in the wild. Quite an amazing bird!
Carol Hollen, Swarthmore, Pa
I was in my pool. My wife was on the Balcony yelled look at the Bald Eagle over the pond. He tried for a fish it fell out of his Talons. The second time he got it. By the time we got our camera he was gone. Never thought I would see a Bald Eagle at the pond. They hang out at the land field nearby. Earlier in the morning I saw a Osprey get a fish. They come hear this time every year.
Edward Bunting Jr. Fallsington,Pa.
9/9/11 Fayette County, Normalville Pennsylvania. My spouse and I was on our back porch. I saw a large bird flying out of the corner of my eye. Doing a double take it was no doubt it was a Bald Eagle. It was flying low enough to see the characteristics. By the time, I yelled at my hubby to look it was gone over the trees. This is why one should have a camera on them at all times.LOL!! I have lived in this area all my life and never see one. I read an older sighting on here that was in Mill Run, Pa. We live about a mile from that sighting. All I can say is WOW! What an experience to have and to share. I am glad to have found this sight to share my sighting!!
On September 4, 2011, while canoeing on High Point Lake in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, I observed one adult and one immature bald eagle perched in trees along the south shore of the lake. The immature bird took wing and flew directly across to the north shore and disappeared in forest cover where I could not see it. The adult bird flew from its original perch later, flew about the mid-portion of the lake, calling frequently, then perched in trees on the north shore. Its white head was plainly visible from all the way across the lake.
02/15/2011 10:00 AM. Sited a beautiful mature male Bald Eagle in a large Sycamore Tree on the banks of the Allegheny River, just below the entrance of Puckety Creek outside of New Kensington Pennsylvania.
Sighted a single Bald Eagle orbiting at about 300’AGL 2 miles north of lake Wilhelm (State Game lands 270 Pennsylvania) over I-79 at approximately 16:30 14 Feb 2011
Eric T. Bishop
I was just finishing up a walk with my dog at the Stroud Preserve in West Chester PA when I looked above at a turkey vulture. I was standing on the bridge that goes over the Brandywine River. All of a sudden swooping in about 15 feet above my head I saw a bald eagle flying right at me. It flew right over my head following the path of the river. Down stream there were some ducks or maybe geese floating in the water and the eagle did a quick dive toward them, and they all scattered. I believe it continued flying down the stream because I lost sight of it. I couldn't believe it. It was beautiful.
I had my first sighting of a pair of bald eagles around noon, in Lake Twp., Mercer
County, PA. on Feb. 11, 2011, near our barn. What a beautiful sight!
I was on my morning bus route, returning home at 7:40 am February 8th at Cumberland valley High School. I saw a mature eagle flying over head. The Condiquinet Creek is behind the School on the hill behind the high school.. The name of the School? Eagleview!! What a blessing to have seen this eagle
Nancy Vreeland Mechanicsburg PA
February 6, 2011, approx. 12:45 p.m. adult flying west across I-476 near the US
30 interchange, Radnor Township. Only about 35-40 feet up.
My husband and I witnessed a bald eagle flying at approx 20-25 feet. It came across the field next to our house in Auburn, PA and flew right over us! A second one was only a few seconds behind the first. It was amazing!
I am a resident of Pennsylvnia now for almost 4 years. I had never seen a bald eagle anywhere but behind wire in a zoo. On my school bus route, home from the Lakeview school yesterday, 2/4/2011, we got to see a single Eagle fly in and land in a dead tree. It was beautiful. I beleive it to be an adult eagle, considering the wing span. The kids on the bus were as excited as I was to see it. I slowed down to take a second look and let them take a better look. The sighting would have been close to Jackson Center/Polk Road.
Gyl A. Miracle.........................
On Friday February 4th 2011 in Bensalem Pa at 2975 Galloway rd I saw two
Bald Eagles cross our driveway at about 100 feet off the ground.They were
flying next to the PA turnpike one about an eighth of a mile behind the
other. What is curious is that the turnpike traffic was at rush hour,
5:30PM and this location is only 100 yards from a race track/ casino and 1
mile from the Philadelphia city limits.
Yesterday, 2/3/2011, at 9:20AM, I saw a bald eagle (I do not know if it was male or female) scouting a cow field in Southeastern Pennsylvania. It was flying low and circling at the edge of the field in Herr's Angus Farms on the south side of Route 272 just past Woodland Drive, which is a little over 1 1/4 miles due east of the intersection of Route 1 and Route 272. In it's circling it crisscrossed low over the road a couple times, enabling me to clearly see the white head and tail.
Always thrilled to see one of these!