Bald eagle, Image created by Hope Rutledge

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

I spotted a bald eagle soaring overhead in Avon, CT. I was driving with my sunroof open and a saw a very large bird flying directly overhead with its wings outstretched. At first I thought it was a Turkey Vulture, but my view was perfect and the sunlight was shining such that the white head feathers and the yellow beak were unmistakable. It was clearly a Bald Eagle! It was heading toward a wetland area off of West Avon Road. An amazing creature!
D Breits

Marlborough, CT
11/4/1, 1pm
Rt. 2, exit 16
Mature bald eagle swooping down onto highway, touching down on shoulder, must have been after some road kill.
Kathy Maier

We have seen a bald eagle two times now( Sept 26, 2014 and Oct 17, 2014, aprox 10 'ish in the AM) at the same place from a kayak at Eagleville Dam,,aprox 1/4 mile upriver of the Willamantic River, Mansfield ct . We were fortunate enough to get some awesome pictures during the first sighting , as if he was posing for us!What a majestic sight!
Laura and Steve Netro-Price

Just spotted a bald eagle in Mansfield, CT, intersection of 195 and Rte 44, flew up from a field into birch tree with a snack. Awesome sight.
Paula Pierce

I live in Versailles, CT on the Shetucket River. A Bald Eagle flies by every day down the river in the morning and back up north around 1:30pm. Almost clock work!! White head and tail with dark brown body. It is huge and I am trying to get a photo but I never have my camera handy of course!! Hoping to get a good photo soon!
-Cortney Auletta

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