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I am SO EXCITED to report a bald eagle sighting today 11/15/17 at 2:38pm in Stokes County, NC just outside Danbury, NC town limits where Highway's 8 and 89 split north of town at the Dan River. One Bald Eagle circling on the air currents. OH MY GOSH! SO EXCITING AND BEAUTIFUL! He/She was very close at one point and I could clearly see the white head and white tail and large dark brown body.
WOW!
Wendi Spraker

I reported yesterday our observation of male & female bald eagles. Last evening we thought we saw a heavily mottled juvenile in the tree next to one parent and this morning that assumption was confirmed. A large subadult, perhaps to this untrained eye a two year old, kept company from time to time with the parents. While the older eagles stayed in close proximity to each other, the young one flew in and out, never alighting, but winging around nearby. At one point the mother, leaving her perch, appeared to chase the juvenile away, but again I am no expert on bird behavior. We were able to watch all three together on the occasions when the juvenile appeared. The adults stayed, catching fish now and then, for over an hour. Courtney & Mike Czarnecki Bermuda Run, NC
Same time, same place, same tree as last year...but now two eagles! I reported last holiday season the sighting of a bald eagle in a tree across from our home (Bermuda Run across from Tanglewood on Yadkin River) that arrived around 9am for three days in a row. This morning my husband and I watched two adult bald eagles peruse the ponds then alight together in the same tree, where they remained for about 10 minutes. Adding to the drama was a great blue heron standing still as a stone in a lower tree 20 yards away. Did I mention the osprey winging along also?! What a place to live.
Courtney Czarnecki

At 57 years old I saw my first Bald Eagle this morning on our farm in Alexander County, NC. At around 7:30 am (10/12/17), he was in the top of a tree in the neighbor's pasture. He was stationary only for about ten seconds after I spotted him, then flew low across the pasture in an easterly direction. I was thrilled and have been watching for him ever since.
Michael Harrison
Taylorsville, NC

I have spotted a bald eagle in the bays of Columbus County NC no others ones just one I've looked for days to find another but only seen just the one what should be done?
Ashley Tubeville

Barbara Smith wrote the following: On August 13 at 1143am I watched a bald eagle fly from the trees across my yard on Cooper rd in Clemmons nc just above the power lines then flew towards tanglewood area. It was so beautiful!

Laura Johnson wrote the following: I saw 2 bald eagles flying and soaring over my house on Lake Norman, NC on 2/12/17.

Wanda Nathan and Reid Pennell wrote the following: We witnessed 2 Bald Eagles flying overhead in the South Lakes subdivision in Fuquay Varina NC at 5:37 pm . They both flew and dropped near the lake and then landed for a long period of time in the trees next to the lake.We watched for at least 20 minutes while they landed in the trees. It was an awesome experience to witness with my grandkids!!!!

There are two adults bald eagles and a solid brown youth at Kerr Scott Lake in Wilkes County NC Is there any one in this area that could be watching them? I would very much like to contact them.
Sherrie Royster

In the last 2 yrs I've seen a single bald eagle at Brier Creek Reservoir just near Raleigh/Durham Airport. There are 2 trees he likes to perch on and is best seen around 9AM and 5PM. Almost wreched the car the first time I saw him. He was mid-flight over the water right at eye level with the morning sun blazing down on his white head & tail. Unmistakable! Last saw him the morning of 1/25/17 hanging out on his favorite tree. My oldest son also got to see him that morning.

Anna Helvie wrote the following: I saw a bald eagle flying to perch in a tree next to Highway 17 North just past Bridgeton, NC -- right past the intersection of Hwy 17 and Wildlife Road. I was in the parking lot of a convenience store and saw a large black-and-white bird fly across the road into the trees. I was able to drive slowly past those trees and saw the eagle perched there - unmistakably a bald eagle. What a stirring, amazing sight!

AngeLia Coleman wrote the following: I live at 1416 Lake Emory Road and I have sighted it twice in the hours around 10 a.m. a bald eagle sitting on a tree limb overlooking the lake behind my house.. I missed capturing an awesome shot of It by the time I ran upstairs to get my camera and ran back downstairs

Harrison Vaughan wrote the following: I witnessed a Bald Eagle fly over head in Bermuda Run, North Carolina at 2:10 on January 8th 2017. The eagle flew over towards a section of trees on the Bermuda Run side of the Yadkin River.

Courtney Czarnecki wrote the following: We've had a bald eagle land in the same tree across from our pond in Bermuda Run, NC for three mornings in a row now (12/24-12-26 about 9am) on this side of the Yadkin River near Tanglewood.

David Peterson wrote the following: On 12-07-2016, noon, I took a photo of a juvenile 1-yr old Bald Eagle above the Tailrace Dam on Jordan Lake (Near Moncure, NC). It was too high up to identify by eyesight, but I was there photographing Blue Herons and had a good lens with me. I shared the photo with several Raptor social media sites and the experts all had a concensus that it was a 1-yr juvenile, based on plumage, markings, etc.

David Lee wrote the following: In the last couple of years I have experienced regular sightings of bald eagles. I've lived on the Neuse River between New Bern and Havelock, NC since 1979 and had not seen bald eagles until a few years ago.

Jordan Watkins wrote the following: Me and my wife were driving on a side road in Stoneville NC. When this huge bird with a white head flow over us. Are there Bald Eagles in Rockingham County NC?
Bald eagles in Rockingham County

Dave Hufner wrote the following: 10/28/16 4PM: St. Mary's Road, Hillsborough, Orange County: spotted 2 bald eagles gliding just above the lob lolly treetops before they rode thermals upward to a few thousand feet, heading north east. Huge wingspan, classic white head and tail feathers, very graceful.

Sandra Cohen wrote the following: Have seen pair of bald eagles several times in tuckahoe beach, tuckahoe, no. Took pictures when they were perched high in pine tree. Amazing

Denise Owings wrote the following: I saw a Bald Eagle on a small water retention pond on Town Center Drive (which is actually a fairly busy road) in Wilmington, North Carolina on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 3pm. I have a photo of it in flight.

Jerry Miller wrote the following: On 9/26/16 at 8:30am we saw a bald eagle flying low over Lake Toxaway. Earlier in the summer we saw this eagle or another soaring over the lake and also perched high in a tree branch very near the lake's edge. Have looked for a nest with no luck so far.

V McCarron wrote the following: Flying over Bond Lake, Cary, North Carolina on 24 Sept.

Heidi Olfert wrote the following: 9/24/16 a bald eagle was flying low over Hobson Rd in Raeford, NC.

Donna Werner wrote the following: A Bald Eagle flew over my backyard on Saturday 9/17/16. Lake Norman, Mooresville North Carolina, at Mile marker 6. It was flying pretty low and no doubt, an eagle. Amazing. Beautiful.

Melody Mahanna wrote the following: On my way home from Lumberton, NC along Barker Ten Mile Rd, I saw a very large female bald eagle enjoying a mid-morning snack of some road kill.

Brucene Bechtel wrote the following: We have seen red hawks, smaller hawks, and even owls but today 8-17-16 my husband,Ed, saw a bald eagle, so close 'I could see his eyes, and man was it beautiful.' We live on Moss Lake in Kings Mountain NC and becasue the golf course is not being used the small prey numbers are increasing. There is plenty of food so I hope this beautiful, majestic bird stays around.

Alane Barnes wrote the following: An eagle flew over our house on Brassfield Road in North Raleigh - we are a couple of miles from Falls Lake. I was able to get a picture - blurry but definately a bald eagle.

Eric Johnson wrote the following: Saw a bald eagle over Lake Crabtree in Morrisville, NC. Sighting was 2/1 at about 3:15 PM. There may have been a female as well as a male. The second bird was too far off to identify.

Joe Kingrey wrote the following: Two bald eagles spotted and photographed on the Onslow county of the White Oak river side 50 yards from the bridge on the sharp curve on Stella Rd. In a dead tree. The Stella postmaster spotted them and told me to go with my camera. I only saw one, she saw both.

Julia Hamberger wrote the following: I spotted a bald eagle on 1/28/16,at about 8:00 a.m., in Apex, NC, next to I-540 North between Olive Chapel Rd. and Apex Barbecue Rd. There's kind of a swampy area just past the brick barrier wall and before a neighborhood, it was at the top of one of the trees. It\'s white head was very clearly seen, and he/she was looking around, but stayed perched for at least 20 minutes. There wasn't a nest that I saw.

Doug Morrow wrote the following: Saw an eagle today at Frank liske park in Concord NC. I thought it was at first but wasn\'t sure. It was flying away. The eagle doubled back and flew right over. No doubt about it.

Tina Huntsinger wrote the following: I saw an American Bald Eagle on White Jenkins road in Gaston county near Cherryville and Bessemer City on January 17th, 2016 approximately 3PM

Tom Tracy wrote the following: I walked onto my back deck overlooking Adam Lake (Adams Farm,Greensboro) and we see a fair amount of hawks fishing but I caught a large birds white tail hovering over the lake and then it flew across and landed on a tree before it going down to the lake and flying off. Beautiful sight ... the white head , the yellow feet. I took a video from my iphone and uploaded it to our facebook page. Saturday Jan 16th 2016 at Noon time. It would be great if it chose to nest nearby so we can enjoy this sight more often.

Yomaree Cortes wrote the following: I saw a bald eagle in Randolph, NC. In HWY 42 S in between Little beane store road and moffit road. Today at 1030am

Tom Fenton wrote the following: My wife and I spotted a bald eagle on January 11, 2016 while driving north on route 119 out of Mebane, NC. The eagle was flying south, toward Mebane, and directly over the roadway. We live in upstate NY most of the year, where eagle sightings are more common. But we were surprised to see one in North Carolina.

Jim Scarborough wrote the following: I saw a bald eagle flying south towards Bond Park in Cary, NC on Jan 3, 2016 at about 11:45 A.M.

We saw a bald eagle flying over Cornwallis Road in Northampton County in Pleasant Hill, NC. It circled three times then flew away. This was on Thursday, December 10th in late morning.
Rosalind and John Jones
Seaboard, NC

Lorraine Turi wrote the following: Lake Wylie,NC This morning around 10:00am I heard a loud screechy noise I looked behind me as two bald eagles flew over my head about 20 feet above me. Just incredible

Tom Dierolf wrote the following: Transylvania County, NC about 2 miles South of Brevard. A bald eagle flew above and about 100-150 ft in front of my car. I had just turned right off of 276S and was heading North on Wilson Rd, which runs along the French Broad River at this point. It was around 9 a.m. Dec 10, 2015.

Jordana Heath wrote the following: I saw 2 bald eagles in a field on a little side road in Wilson County NC today (Joweaver Rd.). They were eating something in the field and flew off as we came near and perched in a nearby wood edge of the field. I was stunned to see them, though it is Cattail Swamp,so lots of wildlife. It really made my day to see them in the wild. I have only seen them once before in my life out in the wild and it gives me hope they will continue to survive and increase in number again.

David Ingle wrote the following: Saw a Bald Eagle flying by Marker 13 on Lake Norman today in Terrell, NC. Pretty cool.

Donald Williams wrote the following: Today, 25 Nov 2015 approximately 10:30a.m a Bald Eagle was feeding on a freshly killed deer in the divider lane on US 601 South near the intersection of White Store Rd. The Union County Sherriff Dept was called and said they couldn't interfere, the NCSHP was notified, and they said they would get NC DOT to remove deer carcass so that the Eagle would no get struck by the heavy traffic

james price wrote the following: I have seen a single eagle twice in the last month(Nov 2015) sitting in a tree on my property next to Norris Creek in Franklin County, NC- 2 miles from Wake County line in eastern Franklin county

Sandra Arrington wrote the following: On November 22,2015 at 0900 I was standing in the backyard and saw a single bald eagle flying west towards the McDowell Nature Preserve. I'm in Mecklenburg County,NC just off Shopton Rd W and NC 49, east of the preserve. This made my day.

Christian Queen wrote the following: Saw a pair of bald eagles riding thermals near Hwy 55 close to the Wake/Durham county line.

Tip Wood wrote the following: November 7, 2015 - Stokes County, NC... My wife and I saw a bald eagle while driving on Mountain Road towards Danbury, NC.

Ricky Davis wrote the following: I have seen them on several different occasions at the end what used to be Walker Mill rd.@ culdasac.Buttke dairy rd.maybe? Large tree to left over looking the lake.

Brenda Randall wrote the following: Three family members traveling in Caswell County NC, spotted a bald eagle around November 1 2015. The bald eagle was in the area of Walters mill road and bertha wilson road. This locale is close to Danville Va on the north Carolina side close to Blanch NC. They were very surprised to see it and excited also.

Lynn malpass wrote the following: I was driving on rural Spearman rd in Columbus county, N.C .When I saw a bald eagle fly in front of me from the roadside.Watched in awe as it flew away, I wasn't fast enough to snap a picture, thinking no one will ever believe it . Had no idea they were around here .What a blessing to see one of Gods miraculous creatures.

Roy Ullom wrote the following: I live in Gray's Creek NC. I've got some cat ornaments out by my porch which look very real. As I pulled up this morning I noticed a shadow swooping down near these ornaments. I thought at first it was a Hawk but to my surprise it was a Bald Eagle! What a sight! He was trying to snag some lunch but I guess he realized they were not real.

Eric Flynn wrote the following: On October 16, 2015 around 8:30am, I was driving northbound on Interstate I-40 near Rocky Point, NC. A large bird flew in over the trees boarder inch the left side of the highway, circled over the northbound lane and then swooped back down to grab something from the southbound lane. The bird landed momentarily after grabbing it's catch which is when I was able to see the brown body, white head and yellow beak. First time I've ever seen a bald eagle in the wild! Awesome

Curtis Smith wrote the following: Spotted a lone bald eagle in flight while driving along Hwy 111 south of Albertson on 9/21/15. This is my second spotting in eastern NC. Saw one about a year ago along Faison McGowan Rd. outside Kenansville.

Daniel Kennedy wrote the following: Saw adult bald eagle swoop in and grab a fish in Belews Creek Lake in North Carolina about 4:45 on 9/5/2015, then fly up and land in tree near edge of lake. Awesome sight!!!

Saw a bald eagle off Highway 186 in Northampton County, NC outside of Seaboard as I was heading toward Virginia. It was beautiful. I stopped my car and he flew up in a tree and then flew across a field.
I saw two bald eagles off highway 305 right outside of Seaboard, NC in Northampton County. They were in a field then flew east up into some trees.
R.W. Jones




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