Bald eagle, Image created by Hope Rutledge

I live in Northern Virginia and we have been seeing bald eagles regularly. We saw two together on our road, and another in the top of a tree. He or she was very large. I saw another one in a field eating on a deer that had been struck by a car.
It's very exciting to see these beautiful birds!
Helen Boese

Culpeper va, eleys ford road, near the rapidan river. Other family members have also had separate sightings. Was really exciting to see an eagle so close carrying off a snake today.
Sasannah Williams

On my way to school this morning, I spotted a Bald Eagle in the air as it landed on top of a dead tree. This was at the corner of Franconia Road and S. Van Dorn Street near Thomas Edison High School in Fairfax County, Virginia.
R I c h a r d H. A u n k s t

I spotted a bald eagle in Herndon Virginia. It was amazing!
Colleen Dearing

A caught a bald eagle sighting in Vienna, Virginia. It was flying over Gallows Road carrying its prey and disappeared over the townhouses.
Damaris Dolan

Allison Glennon wrote the following: I saw a Bald Eagle in Reston, VA today.

JB Brown wrote the following: Spotted a juvenile bald eagle on Sunday February 5, 2017 in Blacksburg, Va. just west of the 460 Blacksburg bypass near the Virginia Tech campus. The eagle was in a large oak tree being harassed by two crows. Eventually the crows flew off and the eagle flew to another tree a few minutes later. From the markings it looked to be 2-3 years old.

D S Bean wrote the following: This morning (1/1/2017), leaving the Great Bridge area of Chesapeake Virginia, I spotted a very large bald eagle on the side of the I168 bypass near the Hanbury Road exit. It was on the ground and appeared to have prey in its claws. We see many buzzards and hawks in this area, but this bird was unmistakable. I have lived in this neighborhood for 33 years and have never ever spotted a bald eagle before.

Jennifer Sawyer wrote the following: Saw a large bald Eagle in Ocean Lakes area of Virginia Beach. It was in my yard stalking his next meal on a rocky bulkhead December 2016

Deb Waugh wrote the following: Saw a bald eagle being chased by crows in Compton Village area of Centreville VA (Northern VA) on Christmas Day 2016.

Richard Taylor wrote the following: Observed a single, large, adult bald eagle in Ashburn, VA on 12/17/2016 perched on top of a tall tree with very distinct white head and white tail feathers. Sighting at the intersection of Ashburn Village Blvd. and Louisa Dr. Amazing... and the first bald eagle I've witnessed in 50+ years of residence in Loudoun County, VA area!

Good afternoon, on Monday, December 12 I saw a bald eagle flying over my neighborhood in Forest Virginia. Forest is located in central Virginia. We are 30 minutes from Smith Mountain Lake and about 20 minutes from the James River. I first noticed a bunch of soaring birds and looked up to see if any of them were Hawks. That's when I first saw the Whitehead and Whitetail of this beautiful bird. I was driving my car and unable to pull over to see if some of the other birds were bald eagles as well. My husband does not believe that I saw a bald eagle. We have ospreys at Smith Mountain Lake but they only have a Whitehead and dark tail.
Allison Carner

Peggy Wooldride wrote the following: Sunday, Dec. 11,2016 aourn 10:48 am. Driving down Timberlake Road, Lynchburg, VA saw an Eagle flying overhead. Turned down Crowell Lane to get a better view. It landed in a tree across the street with crows circling around it. Finally it flew off. Was amazing just to see one so close to me.

Adam Rabung wrote the following: I was recently (11/19) in the Blue Ridge Mountains/Shenandoah National Forest. We saw a collection of roughly 20 bald eagles. Perhaps they were kettling? It was a very windy day and they were clearly riding thermals, but did not seem to be using them to migrate - they stayed in the area. There was a mix of mature and immature eagles. They were often paired up, doing neat little choreographed "dances" in the sky. It was quite a scene!

Stephen Flasdick wrote the following: Saw a bald eagle on hole number nine at 1757 Golf Course in Sterling, VA today then again on hole eleven. He was flying around the golf course mainly over the lakes. We have video is you need it. 11/19/16. He/she was magnificent.

Jeff Reuteler wrote the following: I was in the Washington DC area on November 5th visiting the area with the Wisconsin Honor Flight group we were at the Air Force Memorial across he Potomac River from the Pentagon when a pair of Bald Eagles did a fly by. It was about 10am. I believe the Memorial is located in Virginia. Did not expect to see Bald Eagles

Elizabeth Thornsbury wrote the following: I saw a bald eagle yesterday, Nov. 9th' 2016 off Meetz Road just east of Warrenton, Va. It flew over my jeep and landed in a field of cut corners about 20 yards from the road. I have several pictures. I think it had a mouse as it stood there for about five minutes and looked down once like it had something. Beautiful white tail when it flew into nearby trees.

Jody Zorbaugh wrote the following: 11/6/16 Spotted a large bald eagle at Mercer Park Middleburg, VA while on a nature photography hike. I was so shocked! I hope my photos of him/her turn out well enough to corroborate my story!

Ryan Allen wrote the following: Saw a Bald Eagle near a creek east of Damascus, Virginia.

Doug Putnam wrote the following: My wife and I saw a bald eagle circling our field on Saturday September 17th 2016. We live 5 miles west on Lexington Virginia in the Shenandoah valley (intersection of Turnpike road and Wee Darnock Way). This is the first time we have seen a bald eagle in this area. It is very exciting.

Lori Clark wrote the following: Aug 23, 2016 Saw a bald eagle today in Purcellville, Va. He was carrying a carcass and flew right through our parking lot on Pickwick Drive across the Street into Browns Orchard.

Ginger Clayton wrote the following: Jan 24, 2015 Saw a Bald Eagle flying in the snow just past the Montgomery County Frog Pond, 2:30, Christiansburg, VA. This is the second time I have seen a Bald Eagle in this area. First time was Oct 3, 2015 near the Smart Road bridge in Ellett Valley - in a tree watching a road kill deer in the ditch

Hazel Reese wrote the following: January 24, 2016 at approximately 10:15 a.m.
While looking out side at our covering of snow on Byrd's Mill RD, Glade Hill, Virginia (this is in Franklin County). I was surprised and excited to see and hear the call of a large bald eagle. She appeared to be hunting. There is a pond near my property and lots of lake and river access in the county.

Jetta hendrick wrote the following: Spotted soaring over Grob Hill Rd., Amelia, Va. 23002

Kathy Kappes wrote the following: Two bald eagles flew along Smith Creek, between New Market and Mount Jackson, over my neighbor's field. My 4-yr-old granddaughter and I were outside in the flowerbeds. We heard them before we saw them. I thought at first they were hawks, until they got close enough for us to see white tail and white head. They collided briefly then continued on up the ridge. What an awesome sight!

Katherine Hitchcock wrote the following: Sighting in Loudoun County, Virginia. Snickersville Turnpike headed north, in a field on the west side of the road just past Colchester Road. It was eating something.

Tim Yuskavage wrote the following: Along south side of Four Mile Run in Alexandria, VA. He had a fish between his talons. Nearest intersection is Mt. Vernon Avenue and Four Mile Road.

Susan Lake Gilbert wrote the following: Dec 20th, filmed 4 immature bald eagles eating carrion in the middle of a sod field near Gulberts Corner.

Chris Rodriguez wrote the following: 30 Oct 2015 around 5:15pm: I was at the intersection of Rte 50 and Cherry St., in Falls Church waiting for the signal to change. I looked up and notice a couple of small birds harassing a larger bird. The big bird swooped down, maybe 20-30 ft above ground. That's when I realized it wasn't a raven and I saw the white tail feathers. I quickly glances to its head and saw that it was white. An eagle! I was thrilled to see one this close, yet wondered what it was doing in the area with all the noise, bldgs., congestion, etc. It swooped into some trees by an apt. complex where I lost sight of it due to the signal changing.

Marc Hirsch wrote the following: On October 24, 2015 I spotted a bald eagle sitting in an open field at Poages Mill Farm which is on Rt. 221 (west side of farm). Field had been recently plowed under. By the time I turned around to go back and get a photo, it was gone. I think scared away by dogs in the adjoining property.

Kelly Bruton wrote the following: 10/21/15, West of Charlottesville, VA -- An adult bald eagle caused a hubbub in the smaller bird population when it came to land in a large tree at the back of my yard. Scavenging from a new deer carcass.

Cassie Lam wrote the following: My husband and I just saw 3 female eagles in a field near the road. They are such a beautiful bird! They were spotted on Lynnwood Road in Port Republic Virginia.

Dona Thewes wrote the following: Two seen flying at the intersection of old Keene mill road and Lee chapel in Burke northern Virginia. Sunday, October 11 Young eagle spotted fishing at the sandy hook park near Occoquan, Virginia on Sunday, October 11

Mark Messersmith wrote the following: Spotted adult (female?) eagle vicinity Northstar Blvd and Grassland Grove Drive, Aldie VA.38.909113, -77.571988. Beautiful. It was definitely being annoyed by black buzzards/vultures who looked to be pushing it out of the wood's edge at Willowsforg/Greens. Would be awesome if it were to set up nesting there.

Gina Smith wrote the following: Saw a bald eagle on naval station Norfolk just five minutes ago. It was so awesome to see one not in captivity! Didn't look tagged either!

Please be advised that today I viewed a large adult eagle flying between my two large back yard trees and circling occasionally. Very large and impressive. Beautiful white head and white tail feathers. This is my first time seeing this magnificent bird. We do have quite a few hawks of various types around here, but this is a first for me.
I'll have to warn my neighbors to keeps their small pets inside for a few days. I hope to see this beautiful bird again tommorrow.
Betty Kane

My wife and I sighted a Bald Eagle today, flying above our house in Fincastle. It's beautiful white head was clearly seen as it's big wings flapped on by us. An emotional sighting for sure. Twice I've seen a Pileated Woodpecker, and that was amazing too, but not like viewing this amazing symbol today.
Jon and Suzanne Bryan

On Wilderness Rd in Jonesville VA just above Kingsport TN on 1.27.15 at 8 a.m. and around 4 p.m.
Michael Heatherly

01/21/15 at 10:40a.m. spotted an eagle landing on a tree limb at the edge of woods on Rt. 60 Anderson Highway in Powhatan, VA between the County Line and Luck Stone. The beautiful white tail spread caught my eye as he landed. It took awhile to sink in that it was a bald eagle & for the first time in my life I saw one! If it ever happens again, I hope I will have enough wits about me to pull over, take a picture and make a note of the exact location
C. Dickson

Opal Road, Opal Virginia January 19, 2015 at 9:30 am the bird was fully white headed and white tailed flying up from the road and perched on high tree. It didn't look huge, though, about the size of a buzzard.
Sara Byers Roeper

January 15, 2015 around 5:00 p.m.
Saw a pair of bald eagles in a tree at Oronoco Bay on the Potomac River in Alexandria, Va at the end of Pendleton Street.
Jane Thompson

I saw a large bald eagle, Sunday, January 11, 2015, on Rt. 106, Vineyards Parkway. It was on a right side hill, as you head towards, The New Kent Winery, in New Kent, Virginia, not far from the Four Seasons entrance. It was almost dusk, and the eagle was eating a freshly killed mammal, by the looks of how red, the mammals body was. I drove past slowly, and then swung around, to get another look. I watched, at a distance, for a few minutes. It looked like a large, mature bird, with a full white head. When I drove past the second time, the eagle took flight, going away from me. I had never seen an eagle flying away, and was thrilled to see, the large section of white feathers, in the back. The wingspan was impressive, somewhere between 5 and 6 feet.
I feel grateful, that these magnificent birds, have made such a successful comeback.
Carol Yorgey
New Kent, VA

We saw and photographed a bald eagle in the City of Alexandria on January 2, 2015. It was perched at the very top of the dead tree near the Wilkes street train tunnel.
P Kilcullen

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