I live in Thompson, CT, and today, November 30, 2013, approximately 3:30pm, I saw a bald eagle at the Thompson Dam. I returned to my car after taking my dog for a walk. I heard the squaking of a crow and looked towards the grassy area between the dam and the water. Just overhead the grassy area I saw a large bird flying circles and then landing on the grass. It had a dark colored body, and white tail and head. It picked something up off the ground and flew over the water to the top of a leafless tree at the end of the Ravenelle access road near the water. I did not see a nest in that tree. I feel so honored to be a witness to this magnificent bird!
I was sitting on my front porch today and a bald eagle flew over my house it was such a thrilling site such a spectacular bird. This was at sills ave in Prospect Ct.
I just viewed an adult bald eagle as I was driving down Allyn Street Extension in Mystic, Connecticut. The eagle swooped down and grabbed a squirrel that was sitting by the side of the road. It is 9/28/2013 and the siting was about 3:30 p.m.
spotted just a short while ago, early afternoon 9/28/13 flying around Gulf pond in Milford CT
Looks like we had a big Bald Eagle here in Stamford, CT in the Shippan area this morning. Very cool! JK 9/3/13
Just saw 2 mature and 1 imature bald eagle along Litchfield turnpike, 'woodbridge, ct. next to rte.15 before the tunnel in woodbridge, ct. below the cliffs at the water edge on the ice.
2/3/13 We just had a bald eagle fly over our house that abuts the North Farms Reservoir in Walllingford. It was an awesome sight.=
I just saw a Bald Eagle soaring south in loops over the Farmington River
in Avon, CT (06001). At first I assumed it was a turkey vulture until I
saw the white head. It's about 18 degrees out. It must be pretty
chilly flying weather!
I am a school bus driver in Thompson, Ct.
Today (1/22/13) I observed a bald eagle soaring above the Quinebaug River in Putnam Ct. about 30' above ground.
During the last year I have seen a bald eagle following the Quinebaug River in Thompson, Ct and in Dudley, Mass.
Easily recognized with the white tail and white head. The size is just awesome.
Previously I have seen eagles on fishing trips to Canada, NH, Maine and Vermont and the Quabbin Reservoir in western Mass.
Always a thrill to spot one.
Saw a bald eagle in CT. Location was perched on one of the lamp post on the Bissell bridge in Windsor CT. Overlooking the CT river and Windsor Meadows state park. At first glance I thought it was a deformed seagull, but when I got close I realized what it really was. I will bring my camera on the way to work tomorrow incase it is there again.
Saw one this morning in Mystic, CT along River Road
12/19/2012 Sighting on Hitchcock Lake in Wolcott, CT. 3 separate times in the late morning, I saw him? soaring, majestically causing quite a stir with the "local" seagulls and also "swarming" above the 2 guest swans of the lake. The swans seemed to care less. He was very beautiful glowing in the morning sun.
12/22/2012 Again on Hitchcock Lake in Wolcott, CT., we saw him "swarming" above the seagulls, causing quite a stir.
My son Lukas and I just spotted a bald eagle in the Resevior between Cheshire and Wallingford on Rt 68 in Cheshire.Lukas said it was the most awesomest sight he ever saw and I agree.
I observed a bald eagle this morning at 8:15 am (12/19/2012) on the small beach at the end of Oswegatchie Point in Waterford, CT. When I first saw it, it seemed to be bent over something on the beach, possibly eating. It flew off when it saw me and my dog, and as I got to where it had been on the beach I found a freshly caught eel. I did not see where it flew off too, nor whether there was a mate in the area.
12-13-12: Spotted two Bald Eagles flying over Coventry Lake at 1:00 p.m. today while I was having lunch at Lake View in Coventry. Very beautiful.
Moodus, Connecticut 12/12/12: large male & female swooped over the work crew at my home in the village, which we are renovating, working on a stone wall. They alighted in one of the mature sugar maples roadside, directly across from the Library, the male at the very top, the female in some heavy mid-branches. The male soon departed, the female stayed to finish her lunch, a red-tailed hawk. With her beak, she repeatedly tore the feathers out which flew aloft in the winds and some of which we recovered. With nothing whatever left to eat, she swooped down and flew off just as she had come in. Looking with binoculars, we saw she had been banded.
Saw a beautiful female perched over Hitchcock Lake in Wolcott 10 minutes ago. Wish I had my camera!
Marie Anderson in Wolcott
Saw a bald eagle flying over the marsh on Mather Street in Hamden today at about 7am. Spectacular!
I saw a bald eagle today, 12/2/12, driving northbound on interstate 91. I saw it between exits 9 and 10 flying over the pond and landing in a tree beside Muddy River around 3:30pm.
Saturday 11/03/2012; Simsbury, CT; @ 1:30 pm; soaring over Curtiss Field and Rt. 315 towards the tree line of the Farmington River. Spotted three large birds flying that at first looked to be hawks. When the birds perched in a tree it was clear that two were bald eagles. (Everything written about how they are so majestic is true!) Most likely the third bird was a juvenile. They must have been taking junior out for a whirl to enjoy the sunshine!
Saw an adult male perched on tree near river next to highway, route 8, Naugatuck Valley, Connecticut.
Nice mature adult baldy flying east of I-91 in CT. by Country Club Rd exit.... beautiful in spacious skies !
Saw a large bald eagle (we are guessing female, based on the size) on October 8, 2012 about 4:00pm. If flew around the yard and swooped near the window before perching in the tall tree. Thought it was a large falcon until it was perched in the tree and we clearly saw it was a bald eagle! We watched it for about 35 minutes, just sitting in the tree. This was in Fishers, IN on the SE side of I-69 near Billericay Park.
Yesterday we were driving on Rte 34 headed from Derby into Seymour CT and we spotted a bald eagle perched above what looked to be a small river. We are not that familiar with the area, but after consulting a map it appears to be near Indian Well State Park and Osborndale State Park. Maybe 1/2 mile west of the dam before Lake Zoar.
I spotted a Bald Eagle in Hamden, CT at 9:28am on 9/23/12 circling over the woods between Hartford TPKE and Ridge Rd near Bassett Park. I let the dog out and happened to look up see a beautiful Bald Eagle circling above. This is only the second Bald Eagle I've seen in CT. I spotted one in No. Haven about 2 years ago, circling over the Quinnipiac Marsh Wildlife Area between State St and Universal Dr.
I was just leaving the parking lot of a store on New Britain Avenue in West Hartford, near the Hartford line, on 9/8/2012 at 3:30 p.m. when I spotted the bald eagle flying in southerly direction. It is very common to see red-tails and sea gulls in this very urban section. There are no significant rivers or ponds (except for the Connecticut, which is a distance from where I was), so this was totally unexpected. It was low enough so that I could make out it's white head and tail immediately. It was a shocking, but thrilling sight!
Bald eagle sighting Wallingford CT &@; 1:56 pm on 9/3/12 my wife Beth and I spotted a Bald Eagle over Pistapaug Pond on the Top of Whirlwind Road, which is next to Trimountain State Park. He looked to be fishing as we saw it coming up from the water as we drove thru a clearing with views of the pond.
Bob & Beth Parcells
I was at the Rocky Hill MX track (Rocky Hill, Ct) on September 3, 2012 when I noticed an Adult Bald Eagle in the distance. As it circled closer to my location, I first saw the white tail, then as it came even closer, the white head and tail were both visible. It continued its circling flight pattern in a southern direction.
One of the riders at the track this same day said he had seen an Adult Bald Eagle flying over the Housatonic River in front of his home in Sandy Hook, Ct. I thought I was excited seeing one Bald Eagle, this fellow got to see two in the same day in different parts of Connecticut.
Sandy Hook, Ct.
February 21, 2012
I sighted a large bird circling north of the 291/91 exchange in Springfield about 8:00 a.m. I expected to be our local red tail hawk but it was larger and I was surprised to see a tail flash white as it turned and as it circled back its white head. I was delighted that it was a bald eagle only my second sighting of this beautiful bird.
My son Jonah and I have seen Bald eagles twice in two weeks. The first time was in my brothers yard In coventry, ct on Root rd. The eagle was flying over head and headed northeast. The second sighting was at Mansfield hollow lake on Friday February 17th. The eagle flew over the lake as we stood at the boat launch and flew up to a branch to roost. Jonah and I walked around a bit and played with the big flat ice shards which were making noizes as the water pushed it to the shore. A few minutes later the eagle then flew around the small island and away from us and I could see his white head in the distant trees. I waited almost 30 years to see an eagle and it took me and my wife to the housatonic river in ct to the eagle winter sightings at the electric plant there. It has been 6 years since then and now in the wild on my own in less than two weeks I have spotted them twice.
Come see bald eagles at the Shepaug Dam Bald Eagle Observatgion site in Southbury CT. Today 1/29/2012 we saw 3 adults and 2 immatures. The oberservation area is free to attendee but reservations are requried. Call (800)368-8954
My daughters and I watched 3 different bald eagles taking turns eating a large 5-6lbs largemouth bass on the ice at Wassell Res. in Southington, CT. This sighting happened on Tuesday Jan. 24th around 2 pm. we felt very lucky to see a group of eagles together like that. All three were mature birds. When I looked over on Wednesday morning there was one still there eating the scrapes of the leftover bass.
Yesterday my family and I saw a large, mature Bald Eagle sitting in a tree overlooking the Groton Reservoir in Groton, CT. This was our first sighting ever of our national bird. Beautiful!
Redding, ct; January 18 or 19, 2012, driving across the bridge at the intersection of Route 53 and Newtown Turnpike, right at the top of the Weston (Saugatuck) Reservoir, around 8 am I saw a bald eagle flying across and down the length of the reservoir. Thrilling!
January 13, 2012. VERY Large Bald Eagle in a tree top on Cottage Grove Road in Bloomfield. Took off just as I was pulling up in my car. Wingspan must have been five feet or better. I go to Alaska every summer and see them almost daily and never saw one this size.
Northern New Milford, CT - 1/13/2012: this morning I watched a Bald Eagle (and took many photos) as it flew up and down the marsh across the street from our house. This has been a very mild winter in the area and the water of the marsh is not frozen. I did not see that it found any food but it flew back and forth several times for about 30 minutes. It was magnificent to see!!
On Tursday, Dec. 1, 2011 observed an adult bald eagle circling the woods abutting the volunteer abulance headquarters on the south side of Bridge Street in Suffield, CT.
Saw a very big (female?) bald eagle in Pine Grove on the Niantic River, CT on Halloween day 2011, atop the tallest pine tree, being acousted by 5 or 6 black crows, Eagle seemed unphased. We got many digital pictures!
I sighted a bald eagle heading into the head of the Niantic River in Waterford, Connecticut on September 29, 2011. First one I've ever seen in person!
9/15/2011 1:30 PM I observed a mature bald eagle soaring over Crystal Lake in Ellington, CT
A beautiful eagle flew over my car on Rt 117 at the Ledyard Groton town line on Thursday, September 14, 2011, I was awestruck!
Waterford, CT RT 85
Driving northbound and saw a mature bald eagle gliding overhead. Lost him behind the trees as he headed toward the reservoir.
saw a bald eagle yesterday in Glastonbury, Connecticut. I was crossing over the Putnam Bridge (Connecticut River) and the eagle flew over my car. The bird was huge! What a beautiful site!!
I've spotted 2 bald eagles that past 3 mornings on Wilcox Island on the Connecticut River in Middletown, CT.
Yesterday, 2/3/2011, at 9:20AM, I saw a bald eagle (I do not know if it was male or female) scouting a cow field in Southeastern Pennsylvania in Southern Chester County. It was flying low and circling at the edge of the field in Herr's Angus Farms, Nottingham, PA on the south side of Route 272 just past Woodland Drive, which is a little over 1 1/4 miles due east of the intersection of Route 1 and Route 272. In it's circling it crossed over the road twice before I passed under it and could no longer see it, enabling me to clearly see the white head and tail. Always thrilled to see one of these!
we witnessed two large bald eagles on Amos Lake in preton CT this afternoon, they were on the ice and flying low for a few hours, an amazing sight..
Josh Guarner, CT
Two bald eagles. In my back yard. Windsor, Ct. Jan 29th at dusk. Possibilities they were perched on my roof top. Both Flew very low and one ended up on the ground before my dog scared it away. I have an image of the wing print in the snow. We seem to be in a paired couple flight path as we have had many sightings of a pair and also an immature bald eagle - but never so low or close! We live both near the Connetcicut and the Farminton River and also adjacent to wet lands and a farm where red tail hawks also call home.
We've seen a young bald eagle flying over our house in East Hampton
Connecticut for a few days now.
Sherry and Eric Banack
I sighted 2 bald eagles on January 21 perched in a tree. They were on the Wethersfield side of the Connecticut River in Connecticut. I was told that they come up to this area when the river's frozen because it is an area that doesn't freeze.
January 23, 2011
2 mature bald eagles flying low overhead
111 Harvestgate Ct
Lake Saint Louis MO, 63367
I believe this is a Juvenile Bald Eagle, It was taken December 4th, 2010 in East Lyme, CT.
I saw a bald eagle in a tree in Traders Cove on the Shetucket River behind the Mohegan Sun Casino.
11/13/2010 - Bald Eagle flying over the Salmon River, at the Route 16 bridge in Colchester CT.
I was standing at the kitchen sink doing dishes this morning and saw a bald eagle fly over my apartment complex which is at the intersection of Farmington Avenue & Brickyard Road in Farmington, CT - not far from the Farmington River. Wow!
That's the second time I've seen an eagle fly over us. The last time was 2-3 yrs. ago.
- Anne Raymond
Today 11/10/2010, at about 10:15 am, I saw an adult bald eagle flying above the Shetucket River in Taftville CT heading upriver. Majestic and magnificent.
Just outside of Hartford, CT. Was driving up Interstate 91 North and an Eagle flew directly over the highway, just before you get to Interstate 84. Did a double take but confirmed from the dark body, long wing span and white head/tail. Beautiful site!
I saw a pair of bald eagles at the Barkhamsted Reservoir north of the dam. They were just hanging out in the middle of the lake and I watched them for a solid half hour before one of them flew over to the east side of the lake. In a few moments, 4-5 smaller, brown birds joined that eagle and I can only assume these were the young. I happened to just take a ride up to the dam on a whim thinking that maybe I'd see some type of waterfowl and it only crossed my mind once while I was driving that maybe I'd hit the jackpot and actually see a bald eagle. Imagine my surprise and astonishment when I saw those beautiful white heads with my binoculars when I figured I'd see what those brown spots in the distance actually were. What beautiful, majestic birds.
Alan Weber, Simsbury, CT.
I have been seeing a Bald Eagle almost every day for a about three - four weeks now. It is perched on a high tree branch overlooking the DEP Trout Hatchery Ponds on Punch Brook Road in Burlington, CT. I see him afternoons around 4:30. I finally stopped yesterday, 2-17-10, and while I was watching the one in the tree, one flew out of the woods and flew over my head. Then seconds later another one flew over. They both flew out of view, leaving the guy on the branch unfazed. Amazing Creatures!!!
In Middletown Ct, February 12, 2010 at 1:05 pm I saw a pair of bald eagles circling each other in a beautiful air dance. They were over the CT river on the south side of the river's big bend. This is the second time in a month I have seen a pair right around the same area. They were magnificant. How lucky I am to have them live in the area. WOW!!!
My partner and I spotted a Bald Eagle on route 44 in New Hartford, Connecticut on February 6, 2010 at about 2pm. It was flying low over the Farmington River. It was the first time either of us had ever seen one in the wild!
Today at shortly after 3 PM my husband and I saw an eagle swoop down the river and land in a tree adjacent to the river. It was just to the left of the parking lot (if facing the river). This was the closest sighting ever for us. We were able to get within approx. 20 feet of the tree where it had perched before it flew away heading north over the river. It was quite beautiful, had a completely white head and tail.
Cathy Luman Glastonbury, CT
my name is Mary Chappell,my boyfriend and I were at Hadam meadows state park in Hadam ct on the ct river ware we saw four eagles three young ones all brown and a adult bald eagle with white head, they were feeding on a deer that had got itself stuck in the ice of the ct river. It was very beautiful to behold.
I took a ride up to Candlewood Lake and was very surprized to see a family of Bald Eagles on 1-10-10. Two adults and a younger eagle that was not all the way mature with his coloring of White. I has seen many in CT over the years. I went to Candlewood intentionally due to all the stories I have been hearing of sightings. I notice that residents in this area of CT seem to be very wary or them. I believe many Bald Eagles now live on the Lake due to the good fishing at Candlewood. I believe one of the State BASS records is from Candlewood. Candlewood Lake "Danbury CT" residents say their are so many Eagles living on the lake now that they can't help to be aware of them when they are out on the lake in boats.
Last year in the summer August 09 we were playing Golf at Hop-Brook in Naugatuck. On the 5th hole a friend of mine hit the uphill green with a chip shot and a large male Bald Eagle swooped down and grabbed the Golf-Ball and took off. I'm sure he thought he had dinner with a mouse or something. But what a beautiful sight. I'm really glad to see they have recovered in the State. Definatly more prevalant now. Many Red-Tailed Hawks around now also.
At about 1245 today jan 08 2010 on an Osprey nest (post) off Buddington rd. beautiful sight. I watched for awhile. It was
near some open water. I assume eating. I only had a monocular. No camera with me(darn) Another motorist stopped and
was excited also. I think it got spooked as he was moving around outside the vehicles. It dropped off the nesting site(huge winspan)I have never seen a bald eagle in the wild(sic). I am an avid outdoorsman 47 year old male. I just got finished cc skiing near Lantern Hill. It made my great day ...... greater!
Laurel Reservoir, Ponus Ridge Rd., Dan's Hwy,
New Canaan, CT
Jan. 2, 2010 My girl friend and I spotted a Bald Eagle flying along the Laurel Resevoir South/Eastern shore line and then it landed in a tree over looking Ponus Ridge Rd. @ Dan's Hwy. It was very large and beautiful.