Bald eagle, Image created by Hope Rutledge

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

Witnessed a bald eagle behind my property....just sitting in tall oaks. Stayed in my area for about 30 minutes. He was about 100 yards away. About dusk, he flew away towards the northeast. I am located in Southampton County, VA in a rural area between Capron and Drewryville. On January 1, 2015....what a great way to start the new year!
Melanie Washington

Observed 4-5 juvenile bald eagles feeding on a large deer carcass only about 120ft from the side of the road in Bowling Green, Va on Paige Road 12/29/14 about 12:30am. They were huge and completely caught our eye. Just fascinating to watch. They were only a few black vultures around as well. I was driving and unfortunately could not get a clear photo but it was a scene imprinted in my mind.
Robin A. Blanchard

Saw a bald eagle today (12/29/14) in Burke, Va on Burke Center Parkway near Rt 123 intersection, circling with two crows about 8 ft above the road near the firehall. Awesome!
Sherri Berkman

I was driving down the road a bald eagle was standing in a field watching over what looked like a deer carcass that was hit on the side of the road. The sighting was in Hanover, Virginia. My whole family saw it. I have never seen one outside the zoo
Brittny Stone

Genito Rd 616 Amelia Virginia near 609 just setting in a field wish i could have got pictures
Gary Pollard

One of my coworkers just saw -2- adult bald eagles circling each other above the Health Dept. Admin. Bldg. in downtown Fairfax City.
12/18/14 1:30 PM
Carol Wood

Yesterday 12/14/14, my husband and I saw a large eagle eating a deer carcass in a field beside CampCarysbrook Rd. in Riner, VA.
We had heard there were eagles in the area but had never seen one in. We drove by and it took off in a circle, we didn't have time to go back but it was awesome!
Vickie Campbell

I saw a Bald Eagle fly over 395 in Arlington,VA this morning 12/12/14 around 7:30AM.
I couldn't believe it! It was gigantic, had a white head and white tail.
Nila Kay

My son and I spotted a large bald eagle in a field on mettz road , right off of rt. 28 near midland Va. This was on Dec. 10 and 11, 2014 about 3:00 pm both days.
Robbie Ryan

Sunday12/7 @ 4:40 PM saw an adult bald eagle flying over the Bull Run bridge on Old Centreville Rd. (between Pr. William and Fairfax Counties West of Rt. 28). I’ve lived next to Bull Run for 22+ years and this was my first Bald Eagle sighting.
Carol Wood

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