On Thursday, 20 November 2014 I spotted a bald eagle sitting at the top of a tree. 3 hours later when I returned it was still there and looked to be on exactly the same branch. This was in the County of Ponoka, west on Range Rd 221 and just across from Red Deer Lake.
In Strathcona County – Alberta Canada
Saturday 7th Jan. 2012 at 11 am.
Single adult feeding on dead deer.
South-east corner field Township 512 and Range Rd 221.
Traveling south of cold lake alberta on highway 897 we saw a large bald eagle eating a road kill deer. Approx 18 km south of cold lake. First close up bald eagle sighting for me very cool!!
I was just looking up the question "why would bald eagles congregate in large groups?" because a friend and I were talking about our eagle sightings and I told her about the following: We were driving home (Springbank) from Cochrane down Township Road 250, when we saw half a dozen cars pulled over and we slowed down. To our amazement, there in a field were approximately 50 bald eagles - and us with no phone. It was an awe inspiring sight. We never thought we would see anything like it again - but the next year in a field closer to home (still off township 250) we saw about half as many just standing in a field. (This topic came up between my friend and I because she had to set the phone down to run and get her camera to take a picture of the bald eagle in her back yard (15 minutes south of High River) So it appears that the Bald Eagle is alive and well in rural Alberta. Just out of curiosity - why would such a big group of eagles be hanging out in a field together?? (Most likely, they're congregating near food; perhaps, a deer carcass.)
Lorraine & Rob Butcher