Bald eagle, Image created by Hope Rutledge

Me and my family were driving up I-84 through East Hartford, CT heading to Six Flags New England and we sighted a male and female Bald Eagle flying over the highway. We saw the female first, then about a mile down the highway we saw the male. They had such huge wings. It was amazing.
Nick Gressler

John Gilhooly wrote the following: Taking a cruise on a river boat in Hartford, Ct. on the East Hartford side of the river sat a Bald Eagle watching us, perched on a branch of a dead tree. It is still a mystery who saw it first, a pleasant experience I will carry with me for a life time. The Bald Eagle was majestic, and ever so humble in it's majesty.

Guy DeWitte wrote the following: Thompson, CT Two Adult Bald Eagles along the Quinebaug River.

Clare & Al Grossman wrote the following: February 5, 2017: update 12:noon Lake Waramaug North Shore Road Warren CT: the eagle was joined @ 12 noon by an immature eagle; both are feasting on the carcass of what appears to be a deer frozen/floating on the Lake.

Kevin Bordeleau wrote the following: I saw my very first bald eagle while sitting at Griswold Veterans Memorial park in Jewett City, CT. This was in late September 2106. I watched the bird very high up, as it descended slowly. It finally flew over the trees that I was sitting between, then made a final fly by, right in front of me. It was about 50 feet above the ground, and it actually had its head turned towards me as it flew right across by me. I actually thought it was going to dive at me. I saw it several times since then, and my neighbor saw it with me one day as it flew just over the power lines where I live. I hope there are more eagles in the area.

Chrys Anthemem wrote the following: I was walking along the mad river in winsted,ct. about an hour ago and saw a bald eagle flying!

Amy & Ezequiel Alejandro wrote the following: We saw a large bald eagle with white wing tips and white tail soaring high above our house on Oak Street in Manchester, CT on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. heading south and then picked up a current and its speed more than doubled as it turned eastward toward East Hartford. Beautiful sight! A sample of God's wondrous handiwork!

Elena Gatti wrote the following: Two adult bald eagles were sighted today at 3.45 pm flying down the CT river in Essex. They were flying high and enjoying the light breeze coming down the river.

Vicky Smith wrote the following: I just saw 2 bald eagles flying near Harrybrooke Park in New Milford, Ct. I could clearly see that both raptors had white heads, so I'm sure they weren't turkey vultures. First time I've seen them in town.

nancy james wrote the following: I watched two eagles 1 adult and a juvenile flying together along the Shetucket river in Norwich,near taftville 2:30 pm Jan 14, 2016.

Don Kaiser wrote the following: 9 AM Jan 18, 2016: My property is CT River waterfront, in Portland, CT. Today was 1st sighting of year- an adult perched on a bare oak tree 50-75' above shoreline. Stayed 10-15 minutes.

Kathy Maier wrote the following: 12/25/15 rt165 Norwich, CT. Mature bald eagle flying right over trees. Near Preston town line.

Donna Rapose wrote the following: Viewed while driving. Eagle was in tall tree. Saw its white tail. After a few minutes, left tree and flew to another tree closer to pond. Definitely had a white head, therefore was a mature eagle.
East Granby, CT

Susan Hurley wrote the following: Just saw a bald eagle flying down RT 1 in East Lyme, CT, very near Stone Ranch Military installation. It was 1:00 in the afternoon. Numerous small ponds in the area.

Tricia Lang wrote the following: Spotted a bald eagle flying over our neighborhood. Right near Middletown/Middlefield line, adjacent to Route 17.

Kathy Maier wrote the following: 11/14/15 Montville, CT.     Mature bald eagle enjoyed the windy conditions yesterday by Rt. 85 on the Waterford/Montville town line.

Brendan Plake wrote the following: I saw a large bald eagle flying over South Main Street in Middletown, CT. It was flying around in circles right near Middlesex Hospital. It flew across the street and landed in a tree. Me and my Brother in-law were driving on South Main Street when we saw it and I pulled into the driveway that the tree it was perched in overlooked. I had a Canon DSLR in my backseat with a 70-200mm lens which was the perfect setup to snap a really good picture of the bird, but my wife had previously used the camera and then taken the memory card in to get the photos off and never put it back. I was forced to settle for just using my iPhone and it's crappy digital zoom. I got a picture but it's not very clear. I am however grateful to at least have seen it at all. It was really incredible to see much bigger this animal was. I understand a little better now why it is our national bird.

Michael Bracken wrote the following: 9/27/2015
This morning my wife and I watched a bald eagle perched in the pine tree at the bottom of our garden at Vineyard Point Guilford CT. It was there for 2.5 hours and didn't move except to keep in the shade. It had a great view of the marsh and bay.
The right leg had a metal aluminum colored band. We could not see any numbers or whether the left leg was banded. This seemed to be a mature adult with perfect coloring and it looked large. Bald eagle sightings in this location are increasing every year.

William Chase wrote the following: On 9/18/2015 my wife and I put our kayaks in the Connecticut River at the Ashley Ferry Boat Landing in Claremont. We went directly across the river and my wife scared up a large bird that had been eating a fish laying on a pile of dead trees on the shore. She was a short distance ahead of me and told me to stop paddling and look overhead. There was a juvenile Bald Eagle directly above my head watching my every move. He was sitting on a large limb about the height of a basketball hoop above my head and made no effort to move. "I think" I heard him volunteer to pose for pictures. I took several with my cell phone as I floated directly beneath him. I was impressed with his rugged looking legs and talons as well as his very large head and beak. He sat there like a king and I'm sure he will soon be one for that stretch of the river. He appeared to be between 24 to 28 inches from tip of tail feathers to top of head. We paddled for an hour up and then back down the river to the l anding. On the return trip we stayed far away from him but he was still there on his limb. I'm sure that experience will bring us back to the landing in the future with field glasses to witness his growth.

cindy gridge wrote the following: I saw 2 bald eagles flying above the highway on my way home today 9-8-2015 on Rt. 91 flying over the Connecticut River in East Windsor. it was around 3:45 p.m. beautiful

John Gilhooly wrote the following: I think I saw a bald eagle on the Windsor, Ct. town trail flying over the river, I'm not sure if it was the connecticut river or farmington river, they convene close by. The bird was big and the head was white, that's what I saw.

I spotted a Bald Eagle in Derby Connecticut. It was in a tree along side the Naugatuck River South of Division Street. February 12, 2015 approximately 3:00 PM.
Paul Balko

Feb 1, 2015. I saw a bald eagle this morning in Groton, CT. It was sitting on one of the osprey nesting platforms in the Groton Reservoir. Thrilled!
Maggie Prescott

I spotted a bald eagle January 20, 2015 while driving on rte 165 in voluntown ct. He was perched atop a telephone pole across the street from an RV camping lake. He was very large with brown body and stark white head. Beautiful!
Edna Bryant

1/20/15...2 Bald Eagle sightings...First was 1/18/15 a juvenile standing on the ice edge on the Pawcatuck river...Avondale/Watch Hill area...second sighting 1/20/15...Adult Eagle perched in a tree on the Connecticut side of the Pawcatuck river...pretty amazing view at the moment...1 Bald Eagle and 7 Harbor Seals...
C.ZDuchin & J.AZouzelka

Bald Eagle sited flying over Shordon Rd. Heading towards New Haven and river @ 1:15 pm.
Teri Rosalez

Stafford Springs, Connecticut
We have had two Bald Eagles in our pasture the past two days feeding on a deer carcass and Thanksgiving day leftovers.
Ted Rummel

November 29, 2014, around 12:30 PM.
I saw a large bird perched in one of the trees while driving north past Exit 41 Westport on the Merritt Parkway this morning. I did a double-take when I realized it was a bald eagle, its white head a dead giveaway. I got off at the next exit and turned around to make a second run past this amazing bird. I pulled over and took a quick picture (naturally didn't have my good SLR with me so had to use a small point-and-shoot). Called my sister who was also on the Merritt on her way back from Jones Tree Farm and she saw it too. The same day my friend said she saw a bald eagle in Stamford, near the Newfield shopping center, and about 15 miles from my sighting. Couldn't be the same bird, so maybe several eagles temporarily moved or migrated into this area.
Harry Condos
Norwalk, CT

100% sure we just spotted a bald eagle perched in a tree along the south side of the Merritt Parkway in Westport, CT just before exit 41 which is Route 33, Wilton Rd.
Patricia King

I am 99% sure that I saw a bald eagle yesterday in Westport, CT flying above Wilton Road (Rt 33). I thought it was a red tailed hawk but then when I kept looking u saw a white head and white tail feathers! It also seemed much bigger than a hawk!!
Loren Cornette

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