I live in a house overlooking Haw River in Rockingham County (Williamsburg Community), North Carolina. Today February 23, 2018, my wife and I witnessed a beautiful Bald Eagle flying over (down) the river approximately 50 feet from our front porch. We have lived here 1 ½ years and have never seen an eagle or heard of one in our area.
Saw a less than full grown (teen?) bald eagle flying over Hwy 78 near the park January 1, 2018. Lived near the park for 30 yrs and never seen one around here. There is a lake with fish in the park. Hope it is nesting nearby.
We saw our first wild eagles!! So excited! There was 3 adults near Mitchell River, outside of Dobson, near Kapps Mill Falls. They were swooping, flying and calling almost like they were playing. Hopefully looking for a new home. Hoping we will see them again. Great way to finish out the year. 12/29/17 03:45pm
Around 4p.m. on Dec. 23, 2017 my son and eye saw what we believe was a young bald eagle in Davie County, NC. It was perched in the top of a tall tree behind Bank of the Ozarks on Cromwell Way in the Kinderton business area. This is between I-40 Eastbound and U.S.158 in Bermuda Run just west of the Yadkin River and Tanglewood Park near WinMock Barn. If you are driving on I-40 eastbound from Advance, you can see the group of trees it was in to your right just before you see the white WinMock barn and cross over the BB&T Soccer Complex and the Yadkin River. The bird was dark brown with mottling, thick legs and appeared to be significantly bigger than any of the many hawks I see in Davie County. It was perched in the top of a tree when I spotted it, but moved from tree to tree a couple of times before heading slightly south. We watched it for about 4 minutes before it flew out of the Kinderton business area and crossed U.S. 158. It flew into the north western area of Bermuda Run along the fenced in area that parallels 158 where we lost site of it.
I suspected it was a young bald eagle and was excited to learn from the website that there had been a pair of bald eagle spotted in that area by Bermuda Run residents. I was even more excited to check by today and learn that the same family thought they also saw a young bald eagle!
Mary Suzanne Passero
What a wonderful surprise! I was walking today on a trail along the southern shore of Lake Raleigh in Raleigh, NC at about 4:00 pm. Looking across to one of the peninsulas that jut out from the opposite shore of the swampy western end of the lake I saw a large upright bird perched high up in a pine. It was perhaps 200-300 ft away, but the white head and dark body were distinct. I watched for about 10 minutes but he/she stayed put, perhaps enjoying the late afternoon sun on an unusually warm December day. It’s a lovely protected little area, due to the unwalkable and unbuildable swampiness. Didn’t see, but hope there might be a mate about. I’ve been walking around the lake for many years and have seen barred and great horned owls as well as osprey but never a bald eagle. Thrilling.
Sally Wilson, Raleigh, NC
Amazing! I just spotted bald eagle in Nash County, NC today, 12/17/17 around 4 pm. It was sitting on a sand bar in a small pond off North Browntown Road, near the intersection with Halifax Road. There were quite a few Canadian Geese on the pond as well. He flew up to a tree near the pond when I rolled down my window and unfortunately, I did not have a camera. Beautiful sighting for sure!
My family just saw their first ever real life Bald Eagle in Rockingham, NC. We had just merged onto US Hwy 74 East Bypass from the Hwy 1 exit about 1 mile from the Pee Dee River at 2:00 pm. We immediately saw the Bald Eagle retrieving some prey and it flew directly over the top of our vehicle. We were able to see the Bald Eagle up close and very clearly through the windshield of our car. We were shocked that we were looking at a Bald Eagle in Richmond County, NC. It was breath taking and very beautiful and we are very thankful that we were able to see this majestic bird.
Richmond County, NC
WOW!! I was blessed to see three Bald Eagles today, December 12th, 2017 off Hwy.29 on Popular Tent Rd. in Concord. They were perched and flying at the lake at the Skating Rink there. Amazing and beautiful birds. I am 61 years old, a native of NC and this is my first time to see a Bald Eagle!
I was surprised to see these in my area. We thought we saw one alone a month ago along the same highway but couldnt get a pic before it flew off. The photos below were taken from my car with my iphone. I believe that they are a bald eagle pair—I have never seen one in the wild. This field is along a 4-lane highway that crosses the Perquimans River of the Albermarle Sound ( about 5 miles away) near the Outer Banks of NC. We are considered the Inner Banks. There was a dead deer on the side of the road nearby. I live within walking distance of the field and captured these as I left my subdivision.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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
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.