On Thursday October 12, 2017, two bald eagles flew by as I was sitting on my front porch, Washington St. South Point, Ohio. They flew to the Ohio River towards Ashland, KY. They were flying low and it was a very clear sighting. I was very excited as the last time I saw this bird was at Yatesville Lake 10 years ago.
On October 13, 2017 I saw an adult bald eagle fly into a large maple tree next to the Muskingham River in Marietta, Ohio, near the Ohio River. He then proceeded to make himself comfortable and just perched there scanning the surroundings. . I was standing on the Harmar pedestrian bridge and got a great view of him. I wish I would’ve had my large telephoto lens with me, but I did get some neat pics anyway with my smaller lens. This eagle was just beautiful!
On Tuesday, September 26 at approximately 12:20 pm several neighbors, my wife and I observed a bald eagle circling over our neighborhood in Proctorville, OH. We live in the area of Cranford Lane, Archer Street and Galloway Drive. We observed it for a period of 10-15 minutes before losing site as it continued cruising away from our immediate area. This was the our first sighting after living in our neighborhood for 10+ years, and no other neighbors that I have spoken with had noted a local sighting.
I saw a bald eagle today, 9/10/17, while driving on Route 23 a few miles North of Waldo, Ohio. He came up out of the trees on the West side of the road, at first I thought it was a Great Blue Heron because of the wing span, but he flew right over me and i got pretty excited when I saw his white head and tail, huge bird! He circled and headed South West maybe toward the Delaware State Park.
Brad Johnson wrote the following: 9/5/17 There was a bald eagle in a field eating something on McCord Road between Door and Nebraska in Toledo, Ohio. The bald eagle was very large, weighing about 20 pounds.
Darrell Semick wrote the following: We saw a bald eagle while getting on the entrance ramp at Portage Trail heading south in Cuyahoga Falls. It followed along the highway and river until we got to far ahead.
rich dewitt wrote the following: Sighted one eagle above Timber ridge campground on 8/12/17 by Birmingham,Ohio.A super sight to see.
Elsie Matlock wrote the following: On February 8, three or four bald eagles flew by my apartment window. I live on 21st floor of high rise in Cleveland, Ohio, next to Forest Hills Park and Lakeview Cemetery. A few days earlier I saw a large black wing fly past my window and now I know that it was an eagle, as well!
Grace Stokes wrote the following: On January 27, 2017, approximately 3:00pm, driving west on Wilson Mills Rd in Mayfield Village, my husband and I saw a Bald Eagle in a tree in a residential area on the north side of Wilson Mills Rd. about 1/4 mile east of Rt. 91. We turned around and went back just to make sure and absolutely, it was a large, beautiful bald eagle! My first ever siting in the wild in Ohio.
Nancy Brown wrote the following: We have seen an Eagle at Rt. 40 and Rt. 726 twice this week, we took pictures which I would have posted on here but didn't see a way to do that, we have 11 in total, although he is pretty far away you can tell he is an Eagle, we think there was possibly his mate farther away but we couldn't get a picture of him or her. Beautiful and awesome sight to see. Nothing like seeing an Eagle anywhere but to see it in Ohio Preble County was so inspiring.
Joanie Baker wrote the following: I saw a bald eagle on January 17th 2017. It was flying over some small ponds near King's Welding in Carroll County, Ohio. This is the first time I have seen one! I've been watching for them for a while now. Usually only see hawks and buzzards.
Susan Kelley wrote the following: Ohio, Licking river several times week of 1/13/16
Tom Seedle wrote the following: Mature eagle spotted feasting on rabbit in middle of frozen lake at auburn lakes, chagrin falls, ohio this weekend. Spotted it saturday, 1/7/2017
Chantelle Nolan wrote the following: I saw a bald Eagle in Newark, Ohio while driving on January 5, 2017. We were on route 79 north where Rocky Fork road begins. It was picking at a deer carcass in a corn field. My toddler saw it too. Beautiful!
Matt and Fay Wagner wrote the following: Bethel, Ohio, 45106 - We saw a bald eagle and some "hawks" in our backyard. One of the "hawks" flew directly over us and we made a mental note to look it up later, though we were amazed at its size. We watched the eagle for quite some time. Upon trying to identify the "hawks" we've realized that they were immature eagles. Will definitely be keeping an eye out for them & would love to know where their nest is!
Dala Guisinger wrote the following: Sighted on Rush Creek Rd NW, 3 miles NW of Somerset, Ohio, today, 1/5/17 at 1:00 p.m.
Elaine Morris wrote the following: My daughter and I saw an eagle perched in a tree next to the river along Route 52 right as you come into Aberdeen from Ripley. There is a large pull off there so we were able to observe for several minutes.He looked like he was looking for a meal.He was beautiful. A real privilage to see.
Nancy Mullins wrote the following: A bald eagle was seen today while I was riding my bike on a rural road in Brown County, Ohio. It was near a small town named Brownstown in Southern Ohio
Lorie Huff wrote the following: While driving along Woodman/Harshman Rd beside Eastwood Lake in Dayton, Ohio we spotted 2 bald eagles flying. The eagles weren't overly large but recognizable immediately. I'm guessing they're younger eagles, not at full maturity.
Karl Rigo wrote the following: I see bald eagle's all most every day in Painesville ohio down by the grand river or up by lake Erie.every were never when I was a kid.
Jim Bolinger wrote the following: About 1pm today saw a bird I didn't recognize at first. It turned out to be farther away than I thought because of its size. It was a mature bald eagle, about 2 miles north of Waldo on SR423 flying north east. Magnificent!
Bill Ullom wrote the following: State route 161 just west of Plain City, Ohio. There is a pond on the northeast corner of the intersection of 161 and plain city-lafayette road. I see 2 eagle there in the morning every day @ 8:00 am on my way to work in Columbus. Have also seen 1 eagle a few times near the buffalo farm east of Urbana, Ohio on state route 36 where 36 intersects Ault Road. 12/07/16
michael cramer wrote the following: Spotted a bald eagle eating something inside the meridian between Ohio State Route 11 north and south bound Lanes, about .75 miles north of the Tibbetts Wick exit. This is located in southern Trumbull County.
Jeanne Oesch wrote the following: Saw a rather large bald eagle this morning on Robinson Road, outside of Plain City, Union County. The eagle was sitting in a harvested corn field.
Diane Lambert wrote the following: On November 27th 2016, My husband Scott and I were biking In Solon near the metro parks when we spotted a pair of bald eagles circling the closed dump area near cochran and pettibone. They perched in a tree where I attempted to capture a cell phone picture. Too far away to identify by the picture but my husband and I got a very good look at the pair.
Hannah Yackley wrote the following: On November 19, 2016, my dad and I saw a bald eagle fly over I-71 around mile marker 131 near the Tanger Outlets. At first we weren't quite sure we believed it, but once we saw the white head and tail, we got pretty excited... our first time seeing one of these beautiful birds in the wild!
Seanna Allman wrote the following: We were driving on Tarkiln Road in Fairfield County, Ohio and spotted a bald eagle flying above the road. We were so excited as this was our first time seeing one in Ohio.
Nancy Beers wrote the following: We saw a pair of bald eagles today, November 13, 2016 while on a bike ride south of Morrow, Ohio. They were sitting by a lake on some rocks until they flew, one at a time, across the lake and we lost sight of them in the trees. I was able to take photos of them sitting and one flying. It was fantastic!
Leonard Hilley II wrote the following: My wife and I spotted two Bald Eagles along Muskingum River in Washington County, Ohio, on 11/13/2016 at river lock #3.
Shannon Cook wrote the following: Saw a bald eagle in flight just north of The Plains while driving Rte. 33 on 11/7/2016 around 8:00 am.
Laura Baird wrote the following: Bald Eagle in Medina Oh on 11/2/16. Hung out on a tree top for 30 minutes in my neighbors yard before majestically flying off.
Jake Wolf wrote the following: Saw a bald eagle in Cincinnati, Ohio (Hyde Park) @ the Villa soccer fields on 11/01/2016
Chelsi Ritchie wrote the following: I observed a Bald Eagle in Nelsonville, Ohio. It was also in the Wayne National Forest area. I have taken Ornithology classes while in college. I was not able to document it but I know it was a Bald Eagle because the black body and white head and tail were evident and obvious. This was my very first Bald Eagle sighting!
Solene Malkamaki wrote the following: On 10/28 I spotted an eagle while driving on Fay Rd. in Concord, OH. It was sitting on a flood made island in the middle of Big Creek River. I stopped my van by the side of the road as I could not believe it could be an actual eagle. It's white head/neck and white tail feathers were unmistakable and so was its size. It flew before I could take a photo. I was fold there is a nest upriver. Can't remember if it's on Grand River or actually on its confluent, Big Creek. So cool to see an eagle in Lake County!
Vanessa Maxson wrote the following: Saw a bald eagle down the road from our house in Toledo Ohio on 10/23/16. My husband didn't believe I saw it until I made him turn around so we could take pictures!
Carol Roberts wrote the following: I live in Wayne Twp, Ohio near Waynesville. As I was walking our dog on our street, Laura Marie Dr, on Oct 23, 2016 about 12:40 PM I saw a large dark bird soaring above with a white tail glinting brightly in the sunshine. I enjoy bird watching and wondered if it could be a bald eagle. As it turned, I suddenly got a good view of its head which was also a bright white! Even without binoculars the white tail and head were easy to see. I ran in for my binoculars, but was too late. It was too far away by the time I got back outside. I've seen bald eagles around Lake Erie, but never in my area. Truly amazing!
Robert Mason wrote the following: 10.18.2016 8:am...Two bald eagles playing in flight above Columbia Pwy and Willian Howard Taft... unbelievable! One mature and one immature then flying east along the Ohio river. Cincinnati,Ohio
J Myers wrote the following: Oct. 14, 2016 approx. 3 pm: spotted bald eagle soaring above Wilkins road between Shaffer road and Ohio turnpike in Swanton Twp, western Lucas County, Ohio. It was headed eastward.
Saw a Bald Eagle the other day in of all places Youngstown. Right in the valley between Struthers and Campbell. First I saw it flying north very high over the ridge on the Campbell side. Fifteen minutes later it was flying south very fast along the Mahoning River, then nested. I've seen them in Austintown of course where the reservoir is but this really surprised me.
Michael Fishel wrote the following: Two bald eagles flew over my jobs parking lot. In Solon, Ohio on 9-20-16 at about noon. One was carrying a squirrel. The other was trying to take it.They got very close. Third time I've seen at least one this year here.
Joe Trepicone wrote the following: A friend and I were departing the Port Clinton airport one afternoon. We are both private pilots and enjoy flying over and around the Great Lakes. As I taxied I saw a large bird ahead of me take off and land on the other side of the runway. I didn't seem much of it because of the distance and topography but figured it was a Turkey Vulture- very common around Ohio. I made a mental note to keep and eye out and asked my passenger to do the same. I did my last minute checks for takeoff, announced I was entering the runway. As I turned the large bird took off from my left and landed directly in front of me and the exact centerline of the runway. It was only about 20 yards ahead of me and now I could clearly see it was a Bald Eagle. This was certainly not my first encounter with Bald Eagles on the lakes. A couple days ago I saw several on final as I landed at Kelley's Island. But this was different. We were engaging in some way. This eagle was huge and I remember thinking it must be a female. She was beautiful and I was stunned. We just sat there as she stood turned away from us swinging her head left and right to keep an eye on what we'd do next. As a rule of thumb parking an airplane on an active runway isn't a good idea as you can imagine so I very carefully starting inching the airplane toward her. She keep looking until we got a little too close and she took off - landing back on the centerline of the runway a few yards further down the runway. At that point we understood her message. "This is 'my' airport. I'll let you use it but remember who it belongs to". I really begin getting nervous see about potential tragic at this point and considered back-taxiing off the runway screaming 'uncle' but I starting inching toward her one again instead. She leaped up, pealed off to the left and gave way to us, paralleling our flight, until we turned for shore. She was beautiful, magestic and absolutely the boss. Of that I have no doubt.
Ray Brandt wrote the following: On 9/13/16 at 10:00am, I observed a bald eagle circling in Youngstown, OH. It was over the industrial park on the sight of the former Ohio Works steel mill, very near the Mahoning River.
CHERYL SPEARS wrote the following: 9/11/16 Saw one perched in a dead tree at Madison Lake in Madison county Ohio. Several hours later we observed the Eagle dive towards the lake and catch a fish. I took photos while the bird was in flight.
c.a. francescone wrote the following: Union Co. Ohio An adult flew west along Bokes creek at Co. Rd. 213. I live here and have seen them here before Aug.30 2016 3:00 pm.
David Rhoads wrote the following: I spotted a Bald Eagle while driving on 2/14/2016 perched in a tree along Rte. 23 just south of Delaware, Ohio. The trees line the eastern bank of the Olentangy River; the bird had his back to the highway facing the waterway. The white head stuck out against the brown limbs of the many leave less trees in this area.
Sandy Nowak wrote the following: Quite certain we seen 2 juvenile bald eagles sitting on a log on the water at Silver Lake, right near Cuyahoga Falls in summit county, Ohio. They were huge!
Mark Springer wrote the following: Van Wert County , 2/7/16 Seen one behind our house Jonestown and Brodnix rd. about 2:00 in the afternoon and one about a month ago 1 mile north of Landeck , it was about 50 ft. off the road, had a real good look at it but flew off before we could get a picture.
Scott Grzymkowski wrote the following: Friday February 5th approximately around 2:30 in the after noon, very near my backyard. In Ottawa County. Graytown, Ohio. I counted as many as eighteen, American Bald Eagles, many were juveniles. The population seems to be growing. Over the last several years, I've noticed more and more showing up, in my backyard.
Joyce Wailes wrote the following: On February 3, 2016 about 4:10 PM I saw a bald eagle flying over the trees by US Rt 35 as I was heading east close to the Greene County Airport. I had to take a second look, but saw the white head.
Debbie Brown wrote the following: On Jan 31,2016 at about 1:45p.m. one eagle was spotted sitting in a field by a dead carcaas on Hilltop Road. As we watched it flew toward the trees along the back of the field and there in that tree top was a second eagle. So beautiful!
Lorraine Lancy wrote the following: I was taking my yorkiepoo out in our front yard before dusk on Jan. 31, 2016 in Poland, OH & I noticed something big flying low straight toward us (my dog was about 20 feet away from me on his leash). I thought it was a hawk for a split second, but as it got closer it veered off slightly when it saw me & that is when I saw it's white head & tail! It soared past us, only about 30 feet in the air, down the street to a neighbor's tree. I was so mesmerized by it that I did not realize that my dog probably attracted it. Something I'll never forget. Absolutely beautiful.
Georgina Conaway wrote the following: Pair of bald eagles standing on the ice on Deer Creek State Park near the dam.
Kristen Dabbelt wrote the following: I can't be 100% positive but I am fairly certain I spotted two (possibly three?) bald eagles involved in a kind of flying cartwheel coming out of Walmart on Colerain Avenue in Colerain Township, Ohio
Kurt Buckman wrote the following: Observed a bald eagle flying northwest above Ohio side of Ohio River about 1/2 mile northwest of Point Pleasant at about 8:00 AM on Saturday Jan 23, 2016
Susan Cook wrote the following: I recently saw what I'd think was a juvenile bald eagle in Hamilton, Ohio on January 18, 2016. He was sitting in a big tree along the Great Miami River. Flew off and up and soared for the longest time. Fascinating to watch!
Lori Montella wrote the following: January 14, 2016 - About 1pm in the afternoon I spotted two bald eagles along 670E at Grandview Ave in Columbus, OH. Always incredible to see an eagle!
Jarrod Davis wrote the following: Two bald eagles spotted just south of Urbana Ohio. One lacked full plumage while the other did. There is a large nearby lake.
Larry Somrack wrote the following: January 7 and 8 I have been watching a bald eagle on my farm. Today I saw a magnificent bird flying right over the pond and noticed by ducks were missing. I had five ducks and now I'm down to 3. After a short investigation I noticed that the bald eagle and taken the carcass of the duck and and had eaten most of it. I had moved the carcass to watch what would happen in about an hour later the bald eagle came to finish the prey. He is magnificent creature is he sits in the tree. I believe you found a place where you can get dinner on a regular basis.
Lisa Pierce wrote the following: On January 6, 2016, driving down 8mile rd in Anderson twp. Heading towards Milford. I saw a large bird flying above my car. It really caught my attention because of the white tail feathers. I continued to watch him until he changed direction. That's when I saw his white head and yellow beak. I have heard several ppl talk about seeing them around the Little Miami river (Loveland area), while kayaking.
Jessica Bergquist wrote the following: I seen a bald eagle just past McCauley drive on 250 in uhrichsville ohio
Lynda VanScoder wrote the following: January 4, 2016 While driving home, a bald eagle flew quite low to the road over my vehicle heading towards Tappan Lake. It was the first one I had ever seen!!
jerry west spotted a bald eagle on january 2nd 2016 on prospect rd hillsboro ohio. the eagle was in a tree in his parents yard.
My name is Wava Iker and myself and my husband, Chuck where out side in the morning on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 when a car pulled into our drive. We did not recognize the car and said, probably someone wanting to see if we had seen a lost dog. I was pleasantly surprised when she asked "I was just wondering if I could walk out in your yard to take a picture of the Bald Eagle in your tree?" So being a bird lover my self I was like sure and asked my husband "please get your good camera I would love a pic."
Brenda Nichols wrote the following: Flying at approximately 500 feet AGL from south to north across I 271 at furnace run Creek. Adult bald eagle
sandy shaughnessy wrote the following: A few of my bald eagle sightings driving across the country. Fremont OH in a harvested cornfield in Dec 2015. Hartsgrove OH flew down in front of my truck while driving between two cornfields in September 2015. Rochester NY landed on a mound in wetlands in October 2015.
wayne tilley wrote the following: Saw a Bald Eagle sitting on the side of the road.In Jackson County Ohio Rt 32 between Wellston and Albany Ohio on the 18 of Dec. about 430 pm Stopped to take picture but bird flew away.
Kelly Coss wrote the following: Last year we seen one Bald Eagle around our home now this year we have seen 2. We live in rural Hocking County Ohio 3 miles outside of Laurelville.
Phil Murray wrote the following: In July, 2015 my wife and I saw a bald eagle perched near a neighbors pond as we drove by in Kimbolton, Ohio. I stopped our van on the road and we watched for a minute from about 200 feet away until the eagle flew off and circled the pond and then flew towards a large stick nest on top of a cell tower about a mile and half away. We watched as it landed on the nest. Later that day we drove to the cell tower and watched through binoculars as the eagle perched on the nest and a young eagle was seen flapping its wings as we saw its head rise up from the nest. What a great thing to see. We took friends to see the nest at the beginning of October, 2015 but saw no birds at the nest at that time. Near the end of November, 2015 we could see that the nest was gone with no trace of nest materials on the cell tower or anywhere on the ground. I phoned Jeff Porter at ODNR and gave him the details. He investigated and was told by owners of the cell tower that the birds were Ospreys so they removed the nest. They state that they have written account from Eric Householder who observed the nest in April, 2015. They have offered no photo evidence. In hindsight I wish I had photographed the eagles for proof and contacted the ODNR with the location in July, 2015. Now that I am aware that the tower owners are in the habit of destroying eagle nests I will have my camera ready next spring and I advise anyone concerned with endangered wildlife to do likewise.
kathy boggs wrote the following: Saw my fourth bald eagle ever here in Ohio today 12/08/2015.It was perched in a tree along state route 42 a few miles north of Mt. Gilead in Morrow county. What a treat to see such a majestic bird. Unfortunately my photo is not very good.
David Hockstok wrote the following: On November 7th at 9:30 AM I spotted and was able to photograph a Bald Eagle searching the hay field next to my house. Location is 6 miles west of Hillsboro, Ohio.
Ary Rebs wrote the following: Dec 5th, 2015 @ 3pm. Adult Bald Eagle perched in a tree 43500 block of Butternut Ridge Road in Oberlin, Ohio. He took flight when someone dressed in all neon yellow, walking the perimeter at the landfill began shooting a firearm of some sort. This also set several hundred seagulls into flight! First I thought the eagle was scared off by the firearm, but later wondered if it was not an ingenious hunting technique! It was obvious the man comes through regularly to scare off the seagulls! The eagle immediately flew over us toward the hundreds of seagulls and landfill! I did get one pic after he took to the air!
Heather Cantino wrote the following: Adult female sighted two days in a row in and near Athens OH, the first time in a tree above the Hocking River 4 m. downstream of Athens, the second in a tree on a hill in town.
Another sighting on Friday at the same spot on the river a bit earlier in the afternoon was of an immature bald eagle flying just above the river.
Jeff Bough wrote the following: Just saw a bald eagle soaring above our office downtown at 400 West Rich in Columbus, Ohio! Had no idea they flew around this area!
Richard Drouhard wrote the following: Although we have been had occasional sightings of eagles for several years near our home outside of Lucas Ohio, the sightings have become daily occurrences. We now have five eagles which regularly visit us, there are two adults and three younger ones. Of the younger birds, one is tagged. I can't say for sure but it appears to be number N-3.
Kenn Campbell wrote the following: 11/9/15 2:45 pm-Sighted a bald eagle on the edge of state rte 235, about one mile north of De Graff, Logan Co, OH. It took flight toward the east as I approached. Stunning!
James Moorhouse wrote the following: Saw a bald eagle flying low and leisurely along Binder road in Union Township Clermont County Ohio heading toward Owensville.
Melissa Schwartz wrote the following: Just saw a bald eagle in a tree watching over a field at mile 26 on Ohio Turnpike. Gorgeous bird!
John Buras wrote the following: Spotted a beautiful bald eagle near rt 5 and rt 82 on Saturday morning around 10:30am 11/7/2015 perched in a tree overlooking a pond. Took a few pics from the truck. Beautiful bird!!!
Jim Gerken wrote the following: 11/6/2015 10:00AM A mature bald eagle was feeding in a cut bean field at the corner of SR 61 and Olive Road in southern Huron County Ohio. I observed it from Olive Road for about 15 minutes until it took flight.
Just took pics of bald eagle at cosgrove and fishel dr in dublin ohio awesome!
Bill Shea wrote the following: Barberton, Ohio: Sighted two bald eagles Nov. 3 around 1PM flying together towards lake Dorothy Norton Ohio. We are on a fly zone from Nimisila lake to lakes westward.
Dick Drouhard wrote the following: I live in central Ohio. I believe I spotted K-3 (Thunderbird?) Saturday morning. It was crazy, I had seen two buzzards sitting in my recently harvested bean field, not fifty yards from my house. Also present was three crows and I could see that they were giving someone hell. upon closer examination I saw what the fuss was about, there in the middle of the other birds was a good sized hawk eating a very young groundhog (wasn't a baby but not full grown). The crows were raising hell but were keeping their distance, the buzzards were just hanging close by. I watched for about ten minutes. Suddenly the buzzards took off and very soon after so did the crows. Next thing I knew a beautiful fully mature eagle passed over very low, maybe 4 to 5 ft off the ground then raised and came back in, of course the hawk skedaddled in short order as the eagle came back in and landed, how majestic was this sight, absolutely beautiful! I don't have a decent camera but got some pretty decent pictures with my cell phone. I watched this bird eat for a good half and hour when he started screeching and within a few minutes two young eagles came in and ate some of the kill, the adult perched in a near by tree while they tore at and ate the carcass. One of the young birds had a tag attached I believe it was K3 but not certain. All together they were here for about three hours. We have had a lot of sighting here over the last few years but nothing like this. They do perch in the trees near and around my house often.