Live on the Lafayette River in Norfolk, VA. On 1/24/13, heard crows fussing loudly for about 20 minutes. Went on deck to shoo them away. Saw it was an eagle in a tree that they were angry at. When it saw me, it flew away. Have seen him/her before.
At Alexandria National Cemetery on 1/22/13 and 1/26/13 (at around noon both times). On 1/22, I saw him/her on a tree branch 30 feet off the ground. He/she saw me approaching and flew to another tree. We repeated this at the cemetery a few times and he/she flew towards I-495. I took a picture with my iphone, but he/she was too far away. I could see him/her near the top of the power line pole by I-495. On 1/26, I saw the same eagle or another eagle at the same location.
Sighted on Friday, January 25th, 2013 sitting in the very top of a tree - Just south of Carmel Church, Virginia on Route 1.
On 20 January, 2013 (2:45 pm) I watched a Bald Eagle flying over the Woodland Park Crossing shopping center in Herndon, VA (near intersection of Monroe and Sunrise Valley). I sighted him while driving my car as it circled several times in the air and could clearly distinguish its white head and tail. I am certain this was a Bald Eagle, as I saw several of these birds in the wild while visiting Northern Wisconsin over the holidays.
January 19, 2013 10:40 am in Glen Allen, VA. I saw a Bald Eagle perched in tree overlooking a lake on Hungary Road as we were leaving the neighboring subdivision.
January 15, 2013 - Columbia Island Marina, Arlington VA. I saw a bald eagle perched high in a tree overlooking the Potomac River and marina access near the Pentagon around 9am ET on a cool rainy day. I fully expected the large bird to be a buzzard and was shocked when I saw the beautiful white head. Seems to be the same/similar location reported by Thomas Slattery.
I live in Indian Springs Subdivision Off Hopkins Road in Chesterfield county Virginia. About 10:30 Sunday 1/13/2013 we had just left the subdivision and were driving south just past Kingsland and watched an eagle flying off with dinner in its claws. Just as it took off it looked to be attacked by a crow or starling. It was beautiful.
Chesapeake, VA, two Bald Eagles on my neighbor's roof in Hickory. Lots of Eaglets practicing flying and learning to hunt for fish in the neighborhood lake.
My husband and I were driving down Franconia Rd toward Telegraph Rd, there was a bald eagle flying above us with a group of smaller birds, it was about 3:00 pm.
We see these fellas all the time!
Riner, Va. On January 2nd, 2013.
Fawn Lake, Spotsylvania, VA (Spotsylvania County) December 29, 2012
On December 22nd in the early afternoon me and my son saw a bald eagle flying along side of us in a field right around the Virginia Beach/Chesapeake Border on Land of Promise Rd. in Virginia. On December 28th around 3pm I saw a very large golden eagle flying down Land of Promise Rd. in Virginia Beach Va. Then again on Jan 1st me, my husband and our kids all saw (I believe it was the same large golden eagle that was seen on the 28th) the golden eagle on Land of Promise Rd. in Virginia Beach VA. around noon. This time he had a raccoon at his feet he had killed or found and I got a really good close up look at this beauty. This road is a very country road with lots of farms and fields with very little traffic. They seem to love this area! I have seen a few more over the past three years since I moved out to the country in Knotts Island NC. I saw a bald eagle perched right on my fence line staring at my chickens! That was one time I ran outside to scare it away :)
Christmas Morning, 2012, Newport News Va.
Spotted perched in a tree across pond from my apartment, approximately 100 yards away, in mid-town Newport News. Flew off to another nearby eagle.
Bald eagle sitting in a tree top beside a trail off Soapstone Drive in Reston, VA at noontime on a sunny, cold day - Dec. 15th.
My husband and I were driving Northbound on 234 Prince William Parkway near a water tower on the right, this is between Dale City, VA and I-66 in VA maybe WSW of Washington D.C....hey I'm a girl, close enough...about 11am today. It was a mature bald eagle, flapping its wings and flying slowly and at low altitude over the traffic below, enjoying the sunshine. The white head and tail were easy to make out. No other motorists seemed to notice. Last week we saw a mature bald eagle roosting on a tree limb at Hayfield, VA on Rt 600 South just a few hundred feet from Rt 50 West. This is just west of Winchester, VA, maybe 6 miles West of Winchester Medical Center. We saw a mature bald eagle in this same pasture two years ago. December is a good month for eagle spotting as they winter over in Eastern WV on the WV VA border, and we are only a few miles from the border.
Bald Eagle sighting in Chesapeake VA, 23323 on 12/6/12 and on 12/11/12
12/6/12 Adult Bald Eagle was seen flying and gliding over the lake behind our building in the 1100 block of International Plaza in Chesapeake VA, right behind I64, west of Bowers Hill interchange. Estimated wing span of 7 feet. WOW! First time I’ve actually seen a Bald Eagle. What a magnificent and memorable sighting.
12/11/12 same location in Chesapeake VA. This time it was an immature Bald Eagle with an estimated wing span of 6 feet. Small compared to the adult, but still a sight to behold. Swooped down on the lake and came out with a fish.
I saw a bald eagle on Monday 12/3/2012 around noon on Mt. Ephraim Rd. Sumerduck, Virginia.
I was leaving my friends house. I was SHOCKED to see a large bald eagle fly directly in front of my car. It was soaring, not flapping it's wings.
It had a beautiful White head, curved yellow beak, brownish/black in color.
It was probably about 6 foot from tip to tip of wing spread.
I couldn't believe my eyes. I have NEVER seen an Eagle in the wild.
I live in Midland, VA. which is only a ten Minute drive from Sumerduck. I have fed, and been a bird watcher for years. I have seen many different species of birds, including hawks, woodpeckers, and on occasion, owls.
But never have I seen a Bald Eagle in the wild. It was a thrill of a life time.
I think it was headed to a large pond in an open field across the road .
The property is also close to the river, and it's very wooded. I will never forget this encounter.
Shannon Kreutz of Midland, VA.
12/2/12 ~11:00am Spotted a bald eagle sitting in a field at the corner of Rt 606 and Evergreen Mills Road. Fly off north to the tree line in the same field. South Riding/Arcola, VA.
On Nov. 27, 2012 I saw a large Bald Eagle rising from the ground off of Antioch Road just south of LaGrange Winery. It went straight up vertically about 75ft. before flying off into the trees. I had a good look at it's beautiful white tail, brownish/black fuselage, and white plumed head. It was a magnificent sight.
David Shilling, Warrenton, Va.
As I was driving to work this morning, November 23, 2012, near Great Meadow in The Plains, VA – a bald eagle was flying low over Rt 245. So beautiful. The first time I have ever seen one in the wild.
On 11/19/12, I had a Bald Eagle perched on a tree (on my property) from
7AM until about 10AM--in the Waterford Ridge development Waterford, VA
On Thursday evening, November 18, 2012, I saw a bald eagle fly righr towards me while driving from the oceanfront with a bird in his talons. We were ten blocks from the ocean and live in both the Lynnhaven River watershed and the Rudee Inlet watershed. I was amazed how large and regal that bald eagle looked without a care in the world at that moment. God is great!
Bristow, VA an Adult Bald Eagle landed in my yard about 7:00 AM. It was looking for a quick meal of freshly run over squirrel. It seems unusual that a Bald Eagle would be trying to feed in a residential area. It was a magnificent sight and appeared very health.
I have had five American Bald Eagle sightings since January of 2012. Sometime in January 2012, I saw an Eagle flying low in the opposite direction that I was traveling on Rt. 360 in Hanover County near I 295 and land behind me on the side of the road. In early March of this year, we saw an Eagle on the side of Route 301 in Caroline County, VA. Later in the summer, saw an Eagle High above I295 in Hanover County, VA. In October of 2012, saw an Eagle flying very low across Creighton Parkway near my residence. Finally today, November 5th, saw an Eagle Circling overhead near Mechanicsville Elementary School in Hanover County, VA. I will be keeping better records as far as dates with future sightings.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Spotted 4 eagles flying about 150 ft in the sky over Burke Dale St. in South Riding, VA around 1500. A pair of eagles seemed to stay together in flight and as they drifted briefly on the breeze. The other two darted and dove back and forth as the four of them moved on as quickly as I spotted them in their splendor.
November 1st, 2012 - Behind the DMV in Manassas VA by the intersection of Route 28 and Godwin Rd. there is a pond with some large trees. Eagles can be seen there either the pair or just one perched on the large trees. Nest is not located here. These eagles have been seen there coming and going for several years.
This morning my wife and I saw two bald eagles perched atop the large metal columns supporting high voltage power lines adjacent to our property. We live in Courthouse Estates in the Princess Anne borough of Virginia Beach, Virginia.
I was traveling N I-581 In Roanoke County 24019 12:00 noon today 10/22/2012 I did a double take that a bald eagle was flying approximately 80-90 feet up. This is the first sighting I have ever witnessed.
October 7, 2012 in the afternoon, A few friends and I saw a single bald eagle perched on the outskirts of the man made lake in Buchner Farms neighborhood in Virginia Beach, 23453. It was watching ducks on the lake. I was watching from the 2nd level of my friends house which was about 20 yards away. It flew away when I started to pull the blinds up for a picture. Other friends that didn't get to see it, don't believe it.
September 15, 2012: Two bald eagles flew over the soccer fields at the Princess Anne Soccer Complex in Virginia Beach. The following weekend, one of the eagles was perched on a power pole outside of the complex, and we were able to take pictures of it.
Saw a bald eagle fly overhead while sitting out on my porch in Williamsburg, VA.
I moved to a house in June on the North River close to the Rockingham/Augusta county line in Virginia. Frequently, I see a bald eagle and an all brown eagle swooping down for fish.
9/10/2012 5:00 PM Loudoun county Virginia, along Belmont Ridge Road Rte 659 just south of the Dulles Greenway.
Spotted 2 birds interacting in flight about 75 ' off the ground just east of Beaver Dam reservoir.
September 8, 2012. Spotted a single bald eagle on the side of highway 57 near Elkhorn Lake. Between Chatham and Halifax, Virginia. The eagle had just caught something to eat and was taking flight.
Sept 4, 2012 9:50 am I-264 at Mount Trashmore, Virginia Beach, Va.
Viewed in flight about 100 ft altitude. Observed in flight with full wing spread. Appeared to be full grown with full white head and white tail feathers. My son and I were headed east on I-264 in the right hand lane and observed the eagle come from the south side and circle over the highway and head back south...
At twilight off Rt.50 in Chantilly, VA having left the South Riding development on Monday, February 20, 2012. On a thick branch of a tall tree. White tail...much larger than the hawk..the feet looked almost orange as did the beak. Shockingly taken aback. Majestic. Felt compelled to stop car as I usually have a good camera on me, but was not driving.
American Bald Eagle seen in tree just off pond on Westridge Drive, Woodbridge, Virginia
Date: 18 February 2012
I saw a Bald Eagle flying in Chesapeake,Va. on Feb. 17th 2012.
I saw a bald eagle on Cold Harbor Road (in the 5000 house number area) in
Hanover, VA near the Chickahominy Market. It was sitting in a field and
then flew up into a tree about 3 football fields away. Beautiful sight.
I have seen 2 Bald Eagles at the intersection of State Route 33 and Scotchtown Road, in Hanover Va. on Feb. 5th and 6th 2012. They were in the field feasting on a deer.
I saw a bald eagle at about 5pm this evening, flying over the campus of Episcopal High School, Alexandria, Virginia (zip code 22302). Amazing sight!
Have seen a single eagle on several occasions, along the Potomac River just north of National Airport, in the trees between the GW Pkwy. and the pond at Roaches Run. Assume it is the same one.
Another sighting last fall, eagle flying above the western edge of Roosevelt Island in the Potomac.
Alison L. Spain
Today, 25 Jan 2012, my wife and I observed two Bald Eagles flying near the bird sanctuary at the end of the runway at Washington Reagan National Airport. The weather was clear and it was 3:30PM. Yesterday we saw a single Bald Eagle in the same area, but today we were thrilled to see the pair. This is in Virginia in zip code 22202, Crystal City where the airport is located.
Peter & Mary Beck
Saw a bald eagle in residential Virginia Beach, VA. It flew up and perched in a tree. There was an Osprey flying around too.
25 January: I clearly saw a Bald Eagle resting in a tree in the mainside area of Quantico Marine Corps Base. This is the first time I've seen an American Bald Eagle in the wild and it was very exciting! What a treat. I really couldn't believe my eyes at first, so I moved a little closer to get a better glimpse. As expected, it did fly to a nearby tree, but in the process, I got a very good look at its white tail feathers, which convinced me that it was, in fact, a Bald Eagle. I did leave it alone after that. The sun was very bright, which made him look all the more majestic. My only regret is that I didn't have the brand new Canon camera with the telephoto lens that I got for Christmas.
January 24, 2012: I saw 4 Bald Eagles today perched today at Lake Mercer in the Burke/Fairfax Station, VA area. They were on the West side of the lake by the dam. There were also several sea gulls. Absolutely gorgeous. I've run this area for the last 2 years and never seen them before.
Woodlands Rd, Charlottesville, VA
We have a decent sized pond in our next door neighbors field and live
2 miles from the Reservoir. We had a large congregation of Turkey and
Black Vultures around the pond. There was one Bald Eagle among them.
Crows began chasing a Hawk, the vultures started flying off, and the
Eagle soared over my head - WONDERFUL!
Jan 20 – Huntsman Lake, Springfield VA
Today I've seen six or seven bald eagles soaring and fishing on the lake. Also noted other residents taking photos and enjoying the spectacle.
Huntsman Lake, Springfield, VA – Jan. 17 & 18. Lake is full of seagulls and I spotted two Bald Eagles soaring with (or after ) the gulls. Beautiful! I spotted them in the same area at least four times. They were soaring and then perching in higher trees. I guess they are migrating but I'd love to see more of them.
Joan Cutlip-Spivey, Springfield VA
I was walking my dog around 4:30 pm across the dam at Lake Mercer in
Fairfax County, Virginia on 16 January 2012. I spotted 4 Bald Eagles. 2
were roosting at the top of 2 trees at the water's edge and 2 were soaring
over the lake. The soaring eagles left the lake area but the roosting ones
remained. I have lived next to Lake Mercer for 16 years and have never
seen an eagle until now. I will definitely watch for these magnificent
Pete Blakney Jr.
14 Jan 4:45 p.m. - Spotted impressive bald eagle in Chantilly, VA on
Walney Lane, just south of Route 50. Appeared to have landed onto the
road for a moment, then flew back up as traffic turned towards him,
giving us a very good look at him. He was observed circling back and
forth over the road for quite some time.
I was travelling on Willard Rd in Chantilly VA and saw this huge bird swoop down into the median. I assumed it was a buzzard picking up something dead but as I got closer I saw the white feathers on its legs and was when able to see its head. It flew over the same area for a few minutes. Saturday Jan 14th 2012 @430pm.
12 January 2012 -- 2pm, Arlington VA: bald eagle flew over the Hilton Hotel beside the Ballston Metro stop, southbound!
I saw a bald eagle in Loudoun County, Virginia on 1/10/2012. It was about 8:30 am on Sycolin Rd. where it meets Gulick Mill Rd. near Goose Creek. Amazing!
Below is the email I sent to my friends and family about the awesome eagle I saw on Jan 1st, 2012.
We were on Herndon Parkway near Dulles Pl. in Herndon VA around 4:30pm.
It's a nice way to start off 2012! Happy New Year!!! :-D
I was traveling on interstate 85 north towards DC when I saw a bald eagle flying low just past the Chester exit.
I have never seen on before but you could clearly see the white neck, orange bill and black body.
Most awesome sight!
I saw a bald eagle in flight, low over the trees, on 30 December 2011 at
the intersection of Keyser Road and Bristow Road (VA 619) in Nokesville,
VA. This was the first time I've seen a bald eagle near my home. I am
100 percent certain of my identification.
I was sitting in my home office at Smith Mt. Lake ,Va yesterday afternoon and looking out at the lake. There was a large flock( maybe 40) of Coots swimming in my cove. They migrate here every winter and are amazing to watch. They dive under the water after fish and can stay down foe a very long time. Suddenly there were two large birds making diving runs at the coots and they were two adult bald headed eagles. They made about 4 runs at the coots and each time the Coots would all scatter and dive under the water. The Eagles never did get one while I was watching. I did have my new iphone next to me and was able to take a short video but it did not come out very well because I didn't know how to zoom in. I wish I did. It was a magnificent sight. I'm working right now and looking out the same window and there is an even larger flock of Coots out in the cove and I can only wish for a repeat of appearance of the two bald headed eagles.
26 Dec 2011- Sighted a mature bald eagle in Norfolk Va. while driving on I-64 where it crosses the eastern branch of the Elizabeth River. The eagle was cruising above the river at about 50 to 75 yards high. White head and tail feathers, brown body and wings.
Second sighting of Bald Eagle at Birkdale Country Club on the golf course on Monday 12/26/11. This time it sat in a tree over the lake watching the swans. I stood with the swans and watched it watch us for an hour. After my mother and I walked within 200 feet of the tree it flew across the lake to another tree. The 4th hole is currently undergoing renovation so no golfers on the tee...It was quite a sight!
Mature bald eagle flew low (about 30 feet off the ground) over Birkdale Golf Course near Thornton Heath Rd. in Chesterfield County, Va on Christmas Day 2011 at 4 p.m. Very cool!
We were driving south on 122 in Bedford, VA. on Dec. 21, 2011 at about 12:30 when I saw a mature bald eagle in the field dragging a carcass of a dead deer and stopping to eat it. When I first saw it I thought she was injured but a few seconds later she started dragging it again. It was a beautiful sight. I couldn't even take time to get a picture because it surprised me to see it. Hopefully we will get to enjoy this again soon.
Rod and Lorraine MacKenzie
On Dec 14 I saw a large mature GORGEOUS Bald Eagle in the new under construction section of Harper's Mill subdivision in Chesterfield VA. She (?) was magnificent flying low and then perching on an upper branch. I so wanted to jump out and take a photo but didn't. I stopped the car (my client was impressed at the wildlife in Chesterfield) and watched for about a minute. She didn't move but perched and gazed about. Stunning to see them. Grateful for their recovery in numbers. Hope to see them more in our area!
Saw a real beauty! Large adult I would assume, looked just like out of american history books, on rte 17 7.5 miles north of Tappahannock, VA, on friday december 9, 2011.
I spotted a bald eagle atop a tree just west of the intersection of Loudoun County Parkway and Braddock Road. This was surprising since this is a heavily developed "planned community" area with townhomes, golf course, etc. I parked my car and approached through a side yard to confirm the sighting. The eagle flew away before I could approach close enough to get an identifiable picture with my cell phone, but the eagle was unmistakable as I was within a couple hundred feet.
This was in South Riding, Virginia which is within 5-10 miles of Dulles Airport.
On Sunday December 4, 2011, I spotted a mature bald eagle sitting atop a tall tree within 100 yards of the intersection of Beach Road and Route 10 in Chesterfield, VA.
On Saturday December 4, 2011, I spotted a mature bald eagle flying circling at the intersection of Eastfair Drive and Highland Glen Drive in Chesterfield, VA.
I was somewhat surprised to spot an eagle in this area but there is a small lake and a landfill nearby so food sources are available.
This afternoon (~1530, 1 December 2011) while going for a walk at Scott's Run Preserve (NW - 495 and George Washington Pkwy) I came upon an immature bald eagle high in the trees. It flew between three trees while I watched. Unfortunately, it was too far away to get a good picture with my iPhone zoomed in. My previous eagle experience was while living in Alaska, in, ironically, Eagle River, outside of Anchorage. I was shocked to see any kind of eagle around here and also very excited.
I saw a bald eagle this morning around 9am flying just above the tree tops. I was pulling out of my driveway when I spotted it flying in between the tree line of the street. It was just gliding along effortlessly as it was chased by two smaller birds. This occurred at Timber Trace Rd. in Powhatan, VA 23139. It was a beautiful sight.
Today, November 25,2011 at about 9:30 am, I saw a bald eagle at Huntsman Lake, in the Fairfax County park at the end of Dorothy Lane, in Springfield, VA. I heard a bunch of birds making a huge racket and looked up & to my amazement, there he was. I was walking my dog and a family was also walking and I pointed him out to them, and they too were amazed. He sat up on the top of the tree for several minutes then just swooped away toward the north west side of the lake. He had an absolutely massive wingspan. It was so unreal to see, I cannot tell you.
I have seen two bald eagles near Washington DC in the past few weeks. This morning, there was one flying across the GW Parkway not far from Chain Bridge. A couple weeks ago, I saw one about 25 miles from there, eating carrion on the side of the road in Reston, VA. When that one took off for the trees, it's size and power were simply awesome.
Just moved to Smith Mountain Lake, Huddleston, VA. Saw a bald eagle fly over our condo / cove / harbor area heading towards Parkway Marina point Monday and this morning ~7:00 AM. Absolutely beautiful! First one I've seen in 17 years of living in Virginia.
My husband and I were on the shore of the Potomac River, Colonial Beach, VA last week. We saw two eagles fly over, disturbing the reverie of the gulls, landed for a few short minutes on close trees. I took photos, hope I can focus in when getting them done. We had never seen an eagle before, live in Pittsburgh, PA. I am still astounded! Driving home through VA we saw at least a dozen, not all together, groups of four or so, high up in the sky! fantastic!
We were driving back from Summit Point Raceway on Rt 7 heading towards Leesburg, VA. As we were crossing the Shenandoah River, we noticed a very large black bird with a very white head. A bald eagle. It was soaring with the breeze and going down the the river. Very cool.
Nov 8 2011 in Manassas Virginia
While driving north on the Prince William parkway just past the Occoquan river bridge about 10 am I saw a rather large bald eagle . It made several circles overhead and then landed high up in a tree top. I made a u turn with the hope of getting a picture. What a sight and the first one for me. One less thing on my bucket list.
NOVEMBER 6. 2011
WE HAVE A HOUSE ON FLEETS BAY IN WHITESTONE, VA. AND FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS WE HAVE HAD A PAIR OF ADULT BALD EAGLES THAT SIT IN A DEAD PINE TREE ACROSS FROM OUR HOUSE. WE WERE SURPRISED THIS WEEKEND TO GET UP SATURDAY MORNING AND SEE THE TWO ADULTS SITTING IN THEIR TREE BUT ALSO TO HAVE TWO YOUNG EAGLES SITTING IN A TREE IN OUR FRONT YARD. THEY ARE ALWAYS SO INTERESTING TO WATCH. THEN WHILE ON OUR WAY TO KILMARNOCK I SPOTTED ANOTHER BIRD PERCHED IN A TREE ON RT. 3 OVERLOOKING A LITTLE SWAMP WHERE I HAD NOT SEEN A BIRD BEFORE. NICE TO SEE THAT WE HAVE A GOOD POPULATION OF EAGLES NEAR THE BAY.
I live in Manassas Virginia . On saturday Nov 5 about 1 pm I was on rolling road between Miller toyota and Prince william hospital . I was making a left turn onto 234. I saw across the intersection a black bird flying in a circle and when it go so it was flying away from me I could see its back feathers were white, at first I think it was just the sun reflecting off of it, and as it turned I saw its head was white also. Not even thinking of eagles it took me a minute to realize what I was seeing . I had never seen one in the wild before and was not expecting to see one that day , was not even in my thoughts . Then I noticed a second one in a tree . I could see the first one and then later the second one diving down towards the road , it appeared trying to get something dead in the road, but I could not see what it was, I was sitting at the light for maybe 5 minutes , then they flew off and the light changed . I went back on Sunday but did not see them again.I guess they were just flying by and saw a meal and stopped to try and pick it up .
On Monday, October 31. 2011, I observed a Bald Eagle at the intersection of Route 616 (Black Cat Road) and Interstate 64 in Albemarle County, Virginia. The time was 8:45 A.M. The eagle was perched in the top of a tree right off of the road on the Keswick side of I-64. Stunning!
My Son Frank and I were driving from Warrenton to Pearson Elementary when we saw a large Bald Eagle about 15 yards away for the road side on Old Dumfries Rd. I started to get out of the car to try and get a photo when it majestically flew about 200 yards away to a low crop of trees.
This past weekend (Sunday afternoon, Oct 23rd) I was on an approach to land at Eagle's Nest Airport in Waynesboro, VA when a Bald Eagle suddenly flew over my plane about 50 to 100ft above. I've seen several birds, hawks etc but never a Bald Eagle. Was really neat!
Herndon VA, Monday, October 1t, 4PM. Medium sized adult. We are about 4 miles from the Potomac, but first sighting for me in Herndon.
On Saturday October 15, 2011 my son Frank and I were driving from
Warrenton Virginia to Pearson Elementary near Catlett when we saw a
large bald eagle. It was about 15 yards away from the road side on
Old Dumfries Rd just after you pass Longwood Ln (20119). I started to
get out of the car to try and get a photo when it majestically flew
about 200 yards away to a low stand of trees. Oh what I sight to
We were both surprised at spotting a Bald Eagle in Spotsylvania County, Virgina on Shirley's Hill Road about a mile from the Partlow, VA Post Office (22534). It was really a beautiful sight.
Oct 6-7th, 2011 – Gateway Blvd, Manassas, VA. Observed a single Bald Eagle in a tall tree outside our office building on the 6th and 2 Bald Eagles (one slightly larger than the other) flying around our office building and sitting in a tall tree on the 7th. Will start carrying my 400mm telephoto camera/lens setup to hopefully get some good pictures of these majestic creatures.
October 4, 2011, Lafayette River, Norfolk, VA...saw bald eagle trying to attack Canada Goose in mid-flight.
Monday September 26th 2:15pm. Driving on ruth road in Madison Virginia I witnessed a bald eagle standing in the road. As I approached he took flight and flew down an open hollow and I was able to view him for about a minute. It was awesome!
I saw a bald eagle soaring above Reston, VA this evening. My first time seeing one outside captivity.
September 23, 2011, 5:50 pm, driving East on North Hollymead Drive in Albemarle County, Virginia, saw a large bald eagle following the road for a short time before heading south towards the South Fork of the Rivanna River and the city of Charlottesville. Way cool.
Today, Sunday, September 11, 2011, just north of Charlottesville, Virginia in Albemarle County, I saw a single bald eagle soaring in the same general vicinity as a buzzard. It was very moving having just been watching the 9/11 ceremonies.
On 2/10/2011 we had 2 bald eagles fly over our yard trying to prey on the canadian geese that were on our pond. The 2 eagles tactically worked one goose away from the group as the other geese flew frantically into small tree limbs, etc, and the one goose and 2 eagles flew off in a direction we could not see. Very impressive to watch their predator instincts so close to civilization.
I have recently had the pleasure of seeing a bald eagle twice in the Lynchburg, Va area. My first sighting was around Thanksgiving, I spotted an adult Bald Eagle circling over the Langhorne Rd area in Lynchburg, Va. I pulled over to the side of the road and was able to get a few pictures and then I just sat and watched it for about 10 minutes. The second sighting was just east of Lynchburg Va, flying just over the James River. I watched it for a few minutes, it seemed to be circling over the river looking for food. This one was also an adult. Both had full white heads and tails.
I want to report a bald eagle sighting this morning in Franklin, VA. The mature eagle (not sure if it was a male or female) was in a large pine tree next to the road on General Thomas Highway just south of US 58 (Southhampton Parkway). Unfortunately I did not get a picture since I was driving at the time.
By the way, I visit the Norfolk Botanical Gardens every year to view the Bald Eagles nest. http://www.norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/e-community/eagle-cam
!/21/11 3:00pm Coming home on east RT24 as we went under Parkway saw 3 large black birds circling and noticed one had the unmistakable white head. The other two passed out of sight but noticed one had white on wings and tail.
Ken Vaught of Bedford County
Fairfax, VA - route 50 near Nutley - 1/15/2011
Saw a bald eagle circling in the area. Never saw one in this area before! A wonderful sight.
Saw a bald eagle in Herndon, VA at about 11 a.m. It was soaring over the Dulles Toll Road near where Van Buren St. crosses over (about 2 miles, as the "eagle" flies, from Dulles International Airport - yikes!). It made several slow turns at fairly low altitude (150-200 feet above the ground) before heading off to the east. I saw dozens of these when I was in Alaska last summer, and this bird was unmistakably a baldy.
I saw a younger bald eagle dec.28 flying up james river in buchanan va. I was crossing bridge as he was flying over less than 100 feet away! He had the white head feathers.
I saw a bald eagle flying west from the intersection of Route 15 and Goose Creek, which is south of Leesburg and north of the intersection with Route 50. It was flying along the creek and appeared to be a male.
I saw a bald eagle fly over me today as I stood outside a department store in Woodbridge, VA. I love raptors and tend to notice them quickly, but this is the first time I've ever noticed a bald eagle in the Northern Virginia area.
On Friday 12/24/2010 my wife Leslie & I viewed a Bald Eagle. Between 1-2pm., Fairfax County, Difficult Run Stream Valley near Ponds at intersection of Fox Mill Road & Waples Mill Road.
The Eagle was seen flying into the trees, then feeding on its prey in the tree, and then flying off.
The description of the bird in three different bird books matched the bird in the tree.
Majestic, powerful and confirmed.
Bruce William Johnson
December 20, 2010
Roanoke, Virginia 24018
I saw a Bald Eagle flying over the Hampton Inn at Lewis Gale Hospital on route 419 at around 12:30PM today. Had to pull my car off the road to get a second look. This is the first time in my nearly fifty years that I've seen a Bald Eagle in this part of Virginia, much less my hometown. They are truly spectacular birds and one of God's most beautiful creations. Wanted to share this with others. Merry Christmas!
Virginia Beach, Dec. 13th, 2010 -I saw 2 bald eagles on the golf course behind my house. I live in Virginia Beach, VA, the golf course is Honey Bee off Salem and Independence. I saw one eagle sitting of the course standing on something (later found out it was a large fish) It flew off only for the other eagle to come and eat as well. They only stayed about 10 minutes after I starting watching from my window. I saw one of them as well well yesterday morning 12-15-10 on a high branch. We also have an osprey hawk living on the same course, with his nest high on a tower about 4 blocks away.
December 11m 2010
This morning we saw an adult American Bald Eagle perched in a tree along the South Anna River in Hanover County Virginia. It was simply an awesome sight to see!
I just wanted to report the sighting of two bald eagles. They were perched in a tree along the new river in Giles county at Glen Lyn Va. near the WV state line.
I saw a bald eagle in the west end of Richmond on 12/1/2010 flying over Pump Rd. near Gayton Rd. and carrying a small animal in it's talons. Really amazing!
I saw a bald eagle standing in a field on Route 612 in Berryville, Virginia, Clarke County at 10:50 AM on 11/28/10. There was a dead deer in the field and he appeared to be either on or beside the carcass.
I believe I just saw a bald eagle crossing Baron Cameron highway, between Reston Parkway and Wiehle Avenue. I was driving home from the store. It was around 1:30 p.m. It was flying very high, and the
white head was very distinct.
Friday, November 12, 2010 at 9:30 AM I saw what I am almost positive was a bald eagle flying over Fairview Lane in Manassas, Virginia, right next to the Manassas Police Station. I have never seen one in the wild or in flight, and I was lucky there was no one behind me or on the side of me on the road. Beautiful.
On Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010 I saw a Bald Eagle sitting in a large locust tree on a farm in Loudoun County, VA right outside of Hillsboro. The farm is not far from Harper's Ferry, where the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers merge. I first saw him at 10 am and he (I'm not sure if it was male of female, very large, at least 24 inches if not more) returned at 3 pm and stayed till after 5. I was so excited to see the bird and I could hardly believe my eyes. It was very emotional for me, the majestic nature of that bird in the tree. Then yesterday I saw a pair in the same tree in the middle of the day! The second eagle was much smaller than the larger one.
Pretty sure I saw one, 4 miles up RT.695, north of Montvale in Bedford County Virginia.
11/6/2010 Leesburg, VA sighted bald eagle in flight soaring over Meadows Farms nursery on Rt 7 just east of Leesburg between Best Buy and Wegman's.
I saw a large bald eagle soaring over my home near Bull Run Creek in Manassas, Virginia. The bird was circling for a few minutes and then soared off to the South towards Manassas Park. I was fortunate enough to get my binoculars to confirm it was a bald eagle. This is the second time I have seen such a bird over my home. The first time was last February or March when I sighted a pair in the same area near Bull Run creek.
11/2/2010 - On the way to vote my wife and I saw a large Bald Eagle standing on the ground in an open field very near the road. Our sighting was on Rolling Rd ( Rt 620) which is in close proximity to the 10/28/2010 sighting listed on your website. I've added a link to the Google map page that indicates the location of the sighting (http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=37.87399,-78.420303&spn=0.014126,0.041199&t=h&z=16). It was in the field on the East side of Rolling Rd just South of Blueberry Hill Dr. We had never seen a Bald Eagle in the wild so it came as quite a surprise as it appeared in the field after a break in the trees. One couldn't ask for a more patriotic or symbolic sighting on this highly anticipated election day!
Just saw an American Bald Eagle flying over my home in Chesterfield, Virginia.
Today..... October 28, 2010 .... I saw a very large Bald Eagle on Route 6 between Columbia VA and Fork Union VA. The Eagle was less than 10 feet from the side of the road and appeared to be feeding on something. As I approached the Eagle started to take flight but settled back on the ground very quickly. The Eagle was very easy to see and with out a doubt was an American Bald Eagle. It was blackish-brown with a very noticeable white head. I ride motorcycles almost every weekend from Richmond up to the West Virginia Mountains but have never seen a Bald Eagle in this part of the country. Wow. What a great sight!
Ashburn Village VA, October 25, 2010
This is the second reported sighting from this location, the other being in '07.
I was sitting on the back deck when I saw movement out of the corner of my eye. I turned and saw a bald eagle being harassed by four crows over the bank of a man made lake in the backyard. The group of birds was less than thirty yards away, and I couldn't believe what I was seeing right in front of me.
The eagle made several very tight turns and eventually began to fly away. The crows ended up chasing the eagle for about a third of a mile and I eventually lost sight of them when they went over a hill.
Saw a huge Bald Eagle this morning 10/25/10 while jogging in Dominion Valley Country Club in Haymarket, VA. It couldn't have been more than 25 feet above me, large wingspan, vivid white tail and vivid white head. No doubt a Bald Eagle! I have never seen one before- and it was so emotional for me! After talking to some people, they have seen them around here before, and in the Bull Run Mountains, just west of Haymarket. Truly an awesome experience! I'm inspired!
Anne Dee Conway, Haymarket, VA
My name is Glennell Fullman and I live in Hampton, Va. The last two years we have had a pair of eagles living on the Hampton River, all most every day one or both or sitting on my boat house when we get up. My husband and I sit on our porch and watch them as long they stay. Sometimes they bring food and eat on the boat house. I fish on our dock all most every day and the male will show up looking for scraps.
Saw an adult bald eagle today, August 22, 2010 at 12:20pm, in a tree, in our neighborhood of Cardinal Forrest in Springfield, VA, a suburb of Washington, DC. Closest I've ever seen one in the wild, it was only about 25 feet away! I've lived in the same neighborhood for 15 years, never saw one. This is the second one I've seen in our neighborhood this year--perhaps the same one twice? Who knows, what a treat!
Anson B. Brown
We sighted a bald eagle as we drove up 295 around Richmond, Virginia at 9:30 AM on Monday, February 22, 2010. We were about 5 miles north of Petersburg, VA, an animal was dropped 200 yards ahead of us on the road surface by what looked like a hawk. Suddenly to our total amazement, another "hawk" swooped down and grabbed the carcass right in front of us. I noticed the white tail first and wondered what type of hawk it was but, as it soared away, we saw the white head! Closest I have ever been to a bald eagle and thank goodness there was so little traffic!
Alexandria Virgina on February 11, 2010. Bald Eagle Spotted along Four Mile Run Creek about one mile from it's confluence with the Potomac River. Flew off before I could get a good picture of it. First Bald Eagle I have seen in the wild south of Alaska.
As I was driving home from work on 2-1-10 at around 3:30 pm a beautiful fully grown bald eagle flew right in front of my truck and up into a tree. The location was route 612 near Sowego in Fauquier County. The eagle was eating an animal carcass along the side of the road and flew up in front of me only about 10 feet away. What a sight it was. This was the first bald eagle I have ever seen in the wild.
We were traveling East on Rt. 130 between Glasgow, Va. and Elon, Va. when I spotted an eagle flying up from the James River and landing in tree. We turned around and watched him sitting in the tree for a few minutes. This was my first Bald Eagle in the wild. I am not sure of the exact date and time but think it was Jan. 21, 2010 at approximately 3:00PM.
South Boston, Va.
I swear I just saw a bald eagle! I live in Virginia Beach VA and I saw one flying over my office. White head, dark brown body, yellow/brownish feet, It had caught something. I was shocked! I didnt think we had them here. I checked online to see if it was a seagull and no way! it was def! a bald eagle!
Donya F. Smith
On 12/18/09, I went to Elizabeth Mills Riverfront Park in Landsdowne, VA. It's located in Eastern Loudoun County. What a sight!! I saw four Bald Eagles....three juveniles and one adult. I spent about 1/2 hour watching the three juveniles flying and playing over the water, occasionally sitting in a tree. After the 1/2 hour one of them started calling and shortly I heard another call off to my right. It was an adult, flying over to them, calling out. The adult landed in the tree with them. Beautiful!!! The park is right behind some HUGE houses, so I was really surprised to find them there. I'm so happy to see them so close to civilization and thriving!
On Dec 14, 2011 I saw a large mature GORGEOUS Bald Eagle in the new under construction section of Harper's Mill subdivision in Chesterfield VA. She (?) was magnificent flying low and then perching on an upper branch. I so wanted to jump out and take a photo but didn't. I stopped the car ( my client was impressed at the wildlife in Chesterfield) and watched for about a minute. She didn't move but perched and gazed about. Stunning to see them. Grateful for their recovery in numbers. Hope to see them more in our area!
I saw a beautiful adult Bald Eagle on 12/7 at about 4:00 PM on Rt 15 near US 29 in Haymarket, VA. It flew right in front of my vehicle while I was driving and then perched in a tree beside the road. I pulled over to watch it in amazement for several minutes before continuing my drive. What a treat!
I was having a Christmas party at my house on December 5th, 2009 when we saw a Bald Eagle land in the middle of the road and then fly up into a neighboring tree. My house is located off of Hermitage Road in Henrico, Virginia. I couldn't believe it but knew for sure that it was an eagle after seeing the bright white head and tail feathers along with the yellow beak and large wingspan. He didn't stay around long. We saw him for about 3 minutes before he took off down the neighborhood, flying from tree to tree.
I was working in the Water's Edge subdivision in Penhook, Va at a house on the shore of Smith Mountain Lake at around 10:00 am today (12-4-09). I noticed a large bird flying into the tops of the trees and thought it was just a hawk until I saw the bright white feathers of the under tail area and the white head and yellow beak and realized I was looking at a Bald Eagle!! It landed in a tree top about 100 ft. from my coworker and I and we just watched it sit in the tree for about 5 or 10 minutes. It was a large bird and I assume may have been taking a rest from flying since the Bald Eagle is pretty rare in this area, but it may have been looking for a fish to catch. I wish I had my camera because that is the first one I have ever seen not in a zoo. I could have sat there all day and watched but unfortunately, the eagle decided to move on.
Michael Andrew, Roanoke, Va
We spotted a bald eagle having breakfast on Sunday, 11/15, high up in a
tree on our property - enjoying a good breakfast. Our land backs up onto
Totopotomy Creek, in AshCreek subdivision, and the tree is in the back of
our property, just next to the creek. It was there for approximately 90
minutes before it's breakfast was done, and headed out for another
adventure. What an awesome sight from our own deck!
November 16th, 2009 Boston VA ( southern tip of Rappahannock County):
Had a most welcome visit on our 11 acre property from noon until 4PM. Believe the Bald Eagle had just caught a fish from our pond when I saw it fly up into a nearby oak tree where it sat for the next couple of hours. After being irritated by passing cars on the road nearby, along with some very upset crows, it changed to a different tree farther into the woods where it had a bit more privacy. Stayed and looked awesome for the next two hours while I snapped a bunch of pretty long-range photos out the side window of our log cabin.
Here's a picture of an Eagle I saw this morning in my Bluemont Virginia home (we live just above the Shenandoah River on the mountain)
Heading in to work this morning at 9:00 am heading west on the 264 highway just past the 64 highway I spotted a Bald Eagle flying south.
It was a gorgeous full grown adult flying about 20 feet above the front of my car.
My first Bald Eagle ever seen, that close, flying free, it was amazing.
October 22, 2009
I saw two bald eagles perched in a tree just north of the intersection of Foxcroft Road and St. Louis Road in Loudoun County, VA. It was 9:22 am when the birds were observed. Great to see these birds back again.
Just saw a bald eagle eating something in a field off of River Rd. right before I got to the Chancellorsville Battlefield in Spotsylvania County, VA. I did a double take first saying in my brain, that is a bald eagle. Then I realized what I was seeing and looked again to confirm. Brown body, pure white head and I was close enough to spot the yellow beak---could not be mistaken. It was really a big bird.
On September 14th I saw a large Bald Eagle soaring over my home in the Ashland community in Woodbridge Virginia. It was so beautiful and flew over head for quite a while.
September 25, 2009 Floyd, VA
My jaw DROPPED this evening when I was driving down Rt 8 (just past Beaver Creek Road) heading towards Riner. I saw a BALD EAGLE! In Floyd! The eagle was unmistakably an adult bald eagle and it took my breath away how effortless its flight was. I got such a close view I could actually see its face. Just incredible! I hope to have an experience like this one again while I live here!
OMG!!! I spent almost two hours early this morning watching a mature bald eagle in Virginia Beach. I had dropped my daughter off at school, 8:50 AM, went to leave the school and when pulling out spotted a huge bird in flight over a lake across the street from school. I immediately thought it was an eagle, but not having ever seen one outside of a raptor center or zoo, I couldn't believe my own eyes! I pulled into a gravel lot and drove over a grassy area where I proceeded to watch, for the next the next hour & 45 minutes, a magnificent bald eagle. The eagle obviously had caught something as when I first pulled up it appeared to be eating something. In 5-10 minutes it had finished eating and "hopped" over to another branch where it sat for the next 1 1/2 hours! I waited through both the cold and rain praying for it to fly so I could see it in full flight, but it was more patient that I was! What a sight!! I will be looking for any more in the area!
At approximately 2:30 pm on February 18th, I saw (and photographed) a bald eagle eating a deer carcass off of Belmont Ridge Road near the intersection of Evergreen Mills Road in Loudoun County, Virginia. The body appeared to be just over two feet.
February 10, 2009 – Saw a mature adult Bald Eagle perched in a tree next to Rt. 50 in Loudoun County, East of Upperville (near Willisville Rd.). Time was approx. 8:20 a.m.
Most likely one of the same ones that have been viewed in the Middleburg, VA area over the past few months. It thrills me that these majestic birds are making a come back in this area thanks to conservation and protected nesting areas. I hope we continue to see more.
On Tuesday Feb 2, 2009 on my way to work I had to stop because a car had stopped. I looked over to the right and in a field about 30 or so yards there was a large bird sitting on top of a deer that apparently been hit by a auto. I had to take numerous looks to confirm that it was a very large and healthy bald eagle Took me by surprise because I didn't even know that they were in the state of Va. The time was 8:50 in the morning and the temp was 22 degrees. I travel down this road every day so from now on I'll look for this treasure. Never in my life would I expect see a historical fixture such as this. This sighting was in Shawsville Va. on Allenghany springs Rd
I spotted a bald eagle in a tree while walking along Lake Manassas in Gainesville VA. At first I thought it was a big hawk or maybe an owl but then I saw the white head and when it took flight - a large white tail.
I have frequently viewed bald eagles along the north fork of the shenandoah river from my house in deer rapids, strasburg virginia. Over the past several years I often see them flying above the river, perching on high branches along the river bank and on rare occassion witnessed them pulling fish out of the river. I have also seen on more rare occassions a solitary golden eagle over the river. My first sighting of the golden eagle was in the fall of 2006 and again just recently in January 2009.
January 20, 2009 - Middleburg, VA
I saw a bald eagle flying at the intersection of Rt. 50 and Rt. 611. It was 10:00 am.
I was driving west on the George Washington Memorial Parkway on January 19, 2009, which was the day before the inauguration. I had just passed the Spout Run exit on my way to McLean/Chain Bridge Exit and saw a bald eagle LOW on a branch on the Virginia side of the Potomac. He (or she) was eye level with my car and I looked right at its face! I think it was hunting for prey in the Potomac, even though the river was partially frozen.
January 18, 2009
Sitting in my living room on this Sunday afternoon I saw a very large bird with a light colored tail fly over our apartment complex on Springfield Road in Henrico County, VA. I thought it really looked like an eagle but didn't get a good enough look to say for sure. However, through the next 2 - 3 hours I watched the eagle come back and swoop over the homes and trees, even diving at a couple of cars driving down Springfield Rd. I even got a few good pictures of it. Seems everyone and thing is getting into the patriotic spirit for Barack Obama's inauguration on Tuesday...
I spotted a Bald Eagle on Jan. 12th 2009 on Deerskin Drive perched in an oak tree in front of a neighbors house. The location is fredericksburg ,VA. It was big and beautiful. I couldn't believe it let us walk right underneath it. I'm a hunter and am one to be in the woods alot, but I've never seen one this close.
My sister and I were traveling on route 15 south, 01/08/2009 in Louisa County, Va, when I looked up and noticed two mature bald eagles on a dead tree on the edge of a field. We turned around and pulled into the field and looked up at them about 70 feet away for about 2 minutes, I don't know how to put this but it seemed as if they began mating for about 20seconds then they both flew off circled the field then flew away.
Matt and Paige Hosmer
Today Jan. 3rd at 2:00 pm we experienced our first ever Bald Eagle sighting. This was the first time in thirty eight years of living here that I have seen a bald eagle. We live in the town of Stuarts Draft, Virginia. This bird came from the north and was flying south.
Merry Christmas from Sterling, VA! We live in Cascades, a busy suburban community close to Dulles airport. Within 5 miles of our home, you can escape to paths that go along the Potomac River. Just two days ago, my husband and kids (8 & 7) caught the Potomac Heritage Trail off of Algonkian Parkway and walked in some woods along the Potomac River by a golf course. After we turned to go back towards home, we heard a loud cry above us. My mind immediately went to that animated film The Rescuers and I thought "An Eagle!!!". We looked up and caught sight of two large eagles flying a long the tree line-never before seen in our many walks in the woods. What a gift!!! Psalm 103:1, 5 Bless the Lord, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name...Who satsfies your years with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle.
December 17, 2008 St. Louis, VA (Middleburg, VA)
I saw two bald eagles in flight at 2:07 pm. One was a mature bird and the other was a juvenile. This sighting was near the intersection of St. Louis Rd. and Foxcroft Rd.
December 16, 2008 Middleburg, Virginia
I saw an adult bald eagle flying low over a pond in late morning. This is near St. Louis Rd. and Route 50.
December 15, 2008 St. Louis, VA (Middleburg, VA)
I saw a bald eagle flying in the area at 1:00 pm. The bird was soaring in the gusty wind. This is the third time I've seen a bald eagle in the area. About 1 week ago, one was seen in a corn field just north of St. Louis. Prior to this, I saw one on a fence just south of Snickersville Turnpike on St. Louis Rd.
My male and female eagles,are back for another year. Their "kids" (2) that were born last year have been seen in the general area as their parents. They seem to be happy and healthy, eating deer road kill in a nearby field and keeping the feral cat population down.....
Kathleen Owens, Spotsylvania
December 3, 2008 Middleburg, Virginia
This morning I was thrilled to see a juvenile bald eagle standing on a small island in the middle of a pond near my home. He took off and flew low over the pond several times before landing again (the pond had a thin layer of ice). I looked around the area with binoculars and found an adult eagle high in a tree nearby. After a little while a second juvenile joined the first near the pond. All three stayed in the area for quite a while and gave me a wonderful opportunity to watch them in their natural habitat. This is my second sighting of an eagle at the pond but I've seen several flying over in the last few months. I've only lived here for a couple of months so I don't know if this happens every year at this time - but I certainly hope to see them again.
December 2, 2008 2pm EDT
Hillsboro, VA @ Stonybrook Rd.
Saw a bald eagle on the ground, in the cow pasture with what looked like a meal held by his talons, the size of a squirrel or rabbit.
Tuesday December 2, 2008 Catlett Area, Fauquier County
Second sighting of an adult bald eagle at the corner of Rts 605 and 604 near Catlett in Fauquier County Virginia. First seen in flight on November 9th while traveling along 604 at 11:00 am, it appeared to come from the large field adjacent to both roads. This second sighting at 4:30 pm was made even more exciting because the adult bald eagle was on the ground approx 50 feet off the road with two full size juveniles sharing in a road kill deer. I was able to double back and slowly drive by the field again and watch all three feed. They did not appear to mind the traffic.
I have lived near this crossroads for 20 years and have only ever seen 1 bald eagle which was a few years ago also feeding in a farmers field.
Bald Eagle sighting on both Nov.27 and 28th in Williamsburg,VA 23188
I saw a bald eagle carrying prey this morning at tree top level over the median of I-64 between Williamsburg and Newport News, Virginia.
Ray Pepe, 11/21/08.
I saw a pair of bald eagles sitting in a tree overlooking the James River in Richmond, Virginia today. A woman with a telescopic lens was photographing the eagles, and she let us look at them through the lens. The bald eagles frequent that grove of sycamore trees along Riverside Drive near the Pony Pasture.
On Saturday, November 15, 2008 while driving in front on Newport News Williamsburg International Airport my wife and I saw a mature American Bald Eagle majestically soaring at tree top level. Just out for his late morning flight after 3 days of rain. What a beautiful and awe inspiring life time memory. We wanted to stop and stare however we didn't want to cause an accident.
Billy and Lynny Kurowski
On Sunday evening March 16 2008 around 6:30 PM a pair flew over our neighborhood here in Southwest Chesterfield County at the corner of Otterdale and Hull Street(Rt 360). A beautiful experience to see them in our area.
Manassas, Virginia - March 6, 2008
While out on my deck this
afternoon about 2:15, I was called to look up by some resident crows
and to my surprise viewed a Bald Eagle flying West to East just above
the tops of the tall Virginia Pines in the yard and following close
behind was another one. What a treat. I have lived in this house for
going on 26 years and have been an avid bird watcher for many of those
years. Today was my first Bald Eagle sighting in this area.
During my commute to work this morning at roughly 815am I was traveling on
Route 110 past the Pentagon and the Arlington National Cemetery. Just past
the Pentagon I noticed a larger than normal sized bird preparing to land. I
noticed that it had a white head and a dark colored body. I told myself that
it couldn't have been a bald eagle. I didn't think that these types of
sightings were typical of this region, that was until I went on line to
google bald eagle sightings and learned that they have become regular
occurances in the Rosyln, VA and Regan National Airport area's dating back
to November 2007.
February 28, 2008
I posted in January 2007 about my first Bald Eagle sighting. Now 13 months later, my pair are doing well. I see them daily in the same area. They are awesome birds. Someone posted that they saw and eagle feeding on a deer carcass at Blockhouse and Courthouse Roads. This is 4 miles north of where 'my' eagles are. Could be another eagle or the same.
My wife and I watched a bald eagle soar in small circles just above the oak trees that overlook the George Washington Parkway and the Potomac River (across from Georgetown) at Fort Smith in North Arlington, Virgina.
On Friday, February 15, 2008 as I made my commute home, I exited I-95 at Route 1 South in Woodbridge, Virginia. As I approached the Route 1 bridge to go south over the Occoquan River I noticed a large bird sitting in a tree on the right side of the road next to the bridge. As I got closer I could clearly see that it was a mature (very large) American Bald Eagle. I crossed the bridge, turned around and re-crossed the bridge and pulled over to take a picture. Before I could get my phone out to take a picture it flew away. It was a majestic site.
Christine Karrer (Kendall)
On February 5, 2008, while traveling on Museville Road in Pittsylvania County, I saw a bald eagle in a large open field eating a deer carcass with some crows and buzzards. I was so excited to see my first wild bald eagle that I went home to get my camera. Upon return, it was still there. I was able to take several pictures while it sat in a tree on the edge of the field.
Spotsylvania, VA Jan 29, 2008. Taking my two children to school we came to
the corner of St. Rt. 208/606 and Blockhouse road. There in an empty field
was an American Bald Eagle feeding on a dead deer that had showed up there
the day before. I pulled over and took pictures. I have never been this
close to an Eagle in the wild before.
Laura Lee Bauerle Jaworski
Jan, 28 2008 4:00pm near Luray, VA.
As my two girls and I pulled
into the Ganders Farm near Luray for piano lessons a mature bald
eagle flew in front of our car heading west towards the Shenandoah
river and White House Ferry( rt. 211 bridge). Ten minutes later while
walking along the river near White House Ferry I spotted what I
assume was the same Eagle gliding in circles over the river.
On Sunday afternoon, January 20, 2008, I just happened to look out our upstairs bedroom window and couldn't believe my eyes. It was an eagle about to fly over our house. It wasn't a turkey vulture. This bird had the white tail feathers and white head. It was such a beautiful sight and was so happy I witnessed it.
Eagle sighted in flight being chased by Crows then rooting to avoid the attack in Ashburn Va 20147 out side DC near Leesburg Va
1/17/08 9:05 AM
Smith Mountain Lake, Bedford County
We saw a beautiful adult bald eagle flying the lake shoreline for several minutes in front of our residence on the Bedford County side (R-42) of Smith Mountain Lake this morning. We had heard from the guys building our house last year that they had seen one several times but this is our first sighting.
Jeff and Ellen Pauley