Bald eagle, Image created by Hope Rutledge


Today, August 27, 2015, my wife and I saw an immature bald eagle fishing near the dam at A. J. Jolly Park in Campbell County, Kentucky. It was our first sighting of a bald eagle in the wild. We usually take our binoculars on our walks and we got a very good look at it as it flew. We were stunned by the sheer size of it. A family came around the corner in a car and asked if we got a look at it. They also thought eagle, but didn't get the look at it through the binoculars like we did. We confirmed it was the real deal.
Joe Warren
Alexandria, Ky.

We live on Wilgreen Lake in Richmond ky and just saw a large bald eagle fly down to get a fish. Very awesome!
Art Lowe

I was driving from Lebanon, Ky to Campbellville, ky & I noticed a bald eagle on my left in a farm field about little over half way to Campbellville. I was totally shock to see the bald eagle. It was standing in the field. I also noticed a black type Suv with several antennas on the Suv roof. I didn't stop. However, I wish I did to take a picture from my car, but didn't. I saw the eagle about 11:00 or so today(1/17/15).
Bill Harmon, Danville, Ky.

Today , Jan. 05, 2015 as I was returning to Georgetown, Ky. from Versailles, Ky. about 1 P.M. on US62 toward Midway, Ky. I thought I saw a Bald Eagle in the top of a tree on the right of way about a mile out of Versailles. I turned around to be sure and sure enough it was my first up close experience with this bird that carries so much meaning for us. It was across from the UK farm on one side and Lane's End Farm on the other. I am 78 years old and this sighting will be imprinted in my mind.
Charles Adams

We live in Prospect Ky, on the ohio river, I spotted a pair yesterday fishing and eating along a bluff across the river on the Indiana shore from our home. It was my first sighting here, I've seen them up river above Westport ky but not here. I'm hoping they will nest nearby.
Linda Russell

I live at the edge of a cliff overlooking the Ohio River just west of Otter Creek Park near West Point KY. I have seen a bald eagle three times over the last week (February 2014). The first time it was gliding along going upstream toward West Point. The second time a couple of days later it was flying downstream and made a circle right in front of the house like it knew I was watching. Both times it was near our side of the river below our elevation and the white head and tail were clearly visible. I would estimate the wingspan at approximately six feet. Yesterday it zipped by less than 20 feet outside my window. My wife now insist that I go out with our 15 pound Dachshund. I'm not sure what help I could provide...
Jim Skees

I believe I just saw a bald eagle fly over, which is unusual. I'm in Fayette County, KY, in a populated area off Nicholasville Rd. In Lexington. This bird was much bigger than the hawks I see now and then, and definitely had a white head and tail. But the body and wings also looked very light, pale gray or almost white. Apparently this is possible. What a thrill!
Cathy White
2/13/14

2/1/14
My wife and I saw 2 bald eagles in a cornfield near our home today on McCubbins Road, Hodgenville, KY, in Larue County.
They were feeding on a fox. The one eagle flew away while the 2nd eagle attempted to lift the fox into the air with him. He was able to get it off the ground, 10-15 feet high in the air and fly with it for a short distance. He dropped the fox back to the ground, hovered around until we left.
It was an awesome sighting.
Bishops

Could I have seen a bald eagle on my farm in the Bluegrass near Lexington, KY(SW corner of Fayette Cty.)? There are some farm ponds in the vicinity , but this bird was not near the water. He flew about 150 yds away and landed in a black walnut tree where he remained for sometime. Very distinct white head and neck with the very white tail. Bird was quite large but not as big as 6' wingspan.
I observe hawks and vultures around the farm always but have NEVER seen a bird like this one. A couple of my farmworkers witnessed it as well.
D. Robinson

a friend of mine took this picture along with a video of a what looks as a female in Anderson co. ky. on us 62 at fox creek on 10/27/2013 around 9 am
Jimmy Hardin

My brother and sister-in-law saw a bald eagle in their back yard sitting on an electric line. They live in Ft Thomas, KY
Debbie Scharff

I saw a bald eagle flying over and catching a fish from Guist Creek Lake in Shelbyville, on Sunday February 17, 2013, mid afternoon. It circled several times, though because I was afraid I would miss it's dive, I did not run for my camera. It caught a fish and proceeded to head into the trees on the other side of the lake. I watched for quite a while afterward but did not see it or a mate again. It was an amazing sight, as I had never seen a bald eagle before except in captivity. I am not totally sure whether it was male or female, at least from the pictures I find. But it had a definitely white head and a totally white tail. Beautiful to say the least!
Cindy L. Riley

I saw a bald eagle just of 31W in West Point Kentucky on 2-13-2013. That is at the Northern Hardin County/Bullitt County border and very close to the Ohio River, just to the south side of town in a field next to Dixie Highway. White feathers on the tail, white head, mature. The field where it was spotted has deer and occasional ground rodents. I didn't have time to snap a photo as I was driving and couldn't get stopped with traffic behind me. It was a thrill.
Darin and Lisa Winebrenner

I saw a bald eagle in Stephensburg KY (Hardin County) February 1, 2013. It flew over a subdivision along Hwy 62 and circled back toward an open field. It was huge and so majestic. It was so exciting. I am now going to watch for it. My sister saw one a few months ago in Big Clifty, KY in Grayson County. She was out in her yard and she saw the shadow first. Then she looked to see what was casting the shadow and was amazed to see a majestic bald eagle soaring over her. Big Clifty is less than 10 miles from Stephensburg.
Cheryle Beauchamp

I've been fishing off the banks at Walnut Creek bridge in Scottsville, Kentucky over the last few days. I saw two bald eagles in the trees on the first day. Two days later I saw one bald eagle flying up into the tree and then across the mud flats. Magnificant sight to see.
Adair Wimpee

We watched a mature bald eagle flying along the Kentucky River from Oregon Road near Nonesuch, Kentucky, in Woodford County this morning - 12/31/12.=
Peter Rapoport

We saw a mature bald eagle on Dc. 5th 2012 in Owen County KY on route 355 near Gratz (a road which runs next to the KY river).
Maria Ransdell

on 121-5-12, while Kayaking on the Kentucky river between mile marker 107 & 111, approx 4.0 miles down stream from the Rt 68 bridge, we observed this Golden eagle. Watched it circle for 45+ min, then it headed upstream. This location on the river is approx. 15 mi. south of Lexington, ky
Carol Yanik

was driving on rt 355 today in Carrollton County Ky (nov 16-2012) and saw a bald eagle perched on top of a tree. Very Cool.
Jayson Capling

Lone Bald Eagle sighted October 25, 2012 over Sportsman Lake, Elizabethtown, KY. A wonderful sight to behold as I have never seen one in the wild.
M Mays

Sighted bald eagle 6 pm Sept 9, 2012 over Bluegrass Fields Subdivision NE Jefferson Co KY.
Pamela Heindselman

February 12th Around sighted Bald Eagle flying overhead, over by house in Ghent, KY in Carrollton County. It's about 1 mile from the Ohio River.
Dave Martin

About 3:00 p.m. on Jan. 6, 2012 I saw a lone Bald Eagle at Lake Linville near Mount Vernon and Renfro Valley, Kentucky. Magnificent!
Rick Wilson

12/29/09 Three bald eagles were cited on a waterway in Mammoth Cave Nat'l Park in Edmonson co., Kentucky.
Debbie Romance

Monday morning, 19 December 2011. Just watched a bald eagle circling over the lake behind our house in Richmond, Kentucky. What a shock and thrill!
Rosalind Crinean

This sighting is actually for a Golden Eagle sighting, I couldn't find a spot to report a sighting for them, so I'm reporting it here, hoping it can possibly be forwarded to the right spot. Or maybe it's of interest to those who spot Bald Eagles.
We, my college age daughter and I, were driving home from picking up my younger son from school in Louisville, KY when we spotted two eagles flying above. This was on Pennsylvania Run Rd. about a quarter to a half mile north of Cooper Chapel Rd. We thought at first they were bald eagles, but as we got closer, we saw that they weren't Bald Eagles at all. They were Golden Eagles! They were huge! One was slightly smaller than the other; as we watched (slowing the car down to a crawl), they were joined by a third, even larger individual. Two of them landed on a tall utility pole, while the third just circled around.
There was no place to pull over, so we went past them and circled back slowly for another, better look, then back again. They were beautiful! One of them stayed on the pole for awhile, the others circling. We'd never seen a Golden Eagle in the wild before!
Susan Detwiler

My wife and I just saw a bald eagle about 100 ft above our house in Richmond, KY. It circled 6 or 8 times right above us and then moved on through our subdivision out to the bluegrass pastures beyond. We've seen them in the wild before, especially in Nova Scotia, near nests and feeding areas, but never so close and so unexpectedly! Quite thrilling!!!
~Erik and Kelly Liddell

Seen in Kentucky, October 7 in the am. Kayaking down Green River in the Mammoth Cave National Park there were two Bald Eagles. One sitting on the river in a Sycamore tree and one in flight a little more than one mile down river from the Dennison Ferry.
Anne Coleman

About 5 minutes ago I saw a HUGE Bald Eagle fly over my house. He came from the due east and flew towards my house and then turned an went north. He must have only been 100 feet off the ground or less. IT WAS AMAZING! I have only seen captive ones in a zoo. This ranks right up there with seeing the Condors flying over the Grand Canyon. This is an image I will never forget!
Chuck Mielke




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