Saw a bald eagle this morning on my way in to work.
It was sitting in a tree along the Little Juniata River, at the Tipton/Grazierville Exit off I-99.
Tipton, Blair County PA
Feb. 28, 2013
Spotted two bald eagles in Chester Springs, Chester County Pennsylvania today. Magnificent sight.
Saw a Bald Eagle on Sunday, February 17th at 3:50pm, directly above the bike trail in West Mifflin, PA along the Monongahela River. It was about halfway between the Rankin Bridge and Braddock Locks and Dam flying towards Pittsburgh.
Saw two bald eagles flying above my car as I was driving across the Glenwood Bridge, Pittsburgh, PA
Was amazed, super excited and shocked
Erwinna, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Today approximately 11:20, my wife and I were driving up River Road, between Pt. Pleasant and Erwinna, Pa. It was a beautiful day, sun filled and clear with the river to our right and the cliffs on the left. Suddenly, a spectacular Bald Eagle flew in front of our car and then rose magnificently as I saw his or her distinctive white tail. As she continued to soar, she suddenly banked to the left, back towards the cliffs and it was then I saw his or her gorgeous proud and white head. It was a very special moment.
I have lived and worked along the Delaware River for the past 35 years and actually had an office right on the river. In all those years, I have seen and admired hundreds of different species of birds, from sea gulls to Osprey. In all those years, I never saw a Bald Eagle.
Today was a very special day
Today between 12:00 - 1:30pm my son and I were able to watch and follow an eagle along the Clarion River approx. 7 miles north of Leeper,PA. What an exciting and amazing afternoon we had together!
DC Cooper =
On 2-8-13 I observed a bald eagle in Elk County PA just below the dam at East Branch Lake
West Goshen Township Park West Chester, PA. Saw a bald eagle being chased by a red tail hawk out of the reservoir. The hawk pealed off after two pursuing crows joined in.
I spotted a large Bald Eagle sitting in a field across from 1628 Whitehall rd in east norriton just off of skippack pike,
January 30, 2013 4:15 pm
I spotted a bald eagle taking flight from a tree in my backyard as I was pulling into my driveway. What a breathtaking sight!
We saw a bald eagle flying above while we were crossing the Rankin Bridge over the Monongahela River about 2:30 pm on 1/26/13. This is the same location of a sighting reported last month in your log. Beautiful sight. Thanks for keeping this log, it was very cool to see that there were other sightings.
I saw a Bald Eagle on Route 435, Elmhurst, PA 1/25/2013 about 10:30 am. I don't think I ever saw one in the wild before!
Tuesday Jan 22, bald eagle seen soaring over West Goshen Twp Park (Chester County, just outside West Chester). Have seen them there before at the reservoir there.
Saw a bald eagle on Camp Hill Road today 1/21/2013 at 10AM, Fort Washington, PA. There are many hawks in this area (Ft. Washington State Park has hawk station), but I have never seen an Eagle.
I saw a bald eagle today (1/19/13) soaring above the campus of Villanova University in Radnor, Pa.
On 12/2012 driving across the Rankin Bridge in Homestead, PA a bald eagle flew over our car – low enough for me to be able to tell it was not a falcon or hawk. I did not know we had eagles in Pgh., PA. Totally Cool!!!
About 30 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA. I was driving from Mingo Creek County Park and just a 1/4 mile from the western entrance on Sugar Run Rd. I live just one road over and have never seen an eagle around here. Amazing. I was able to get 6-7 photos of it.
Philadelphia, PA - 1/2/2013: I saw a bald eagle standing on a mud flat in the Delaware River at low tide near the Baxter Water Treatment Plant in Northeast Philadelphia.
John M. Shimony
Quarryville, PA, right on the main highway north of town, there is a pair of bald eagles looking to make a new home! We're about ten miles east of the Susquehanna River, where there has been a great resurgence of this wonderful bird's numbers!
On route 16 in Wanynesboro PA right in front of green grove gardens
December 31, 12
Driving down Clemmers Mill Road in Spring Mount, noticed a car stopped with occupants look up. Crossed the East Branch of the Perkiomen Creek to see what was
so interesting........... a Bald Eagle was sitting high in a tree above the water. Awesome!
On Wednesday the 26th of December in New Cumberland, PA, on the Defense Distribution Center formerly New Cumberland Army Depot, in a tree on the west shore of the Susquehanna River I saw a bald Eagle sitting in a tree. It was too far away for me to tell if it was male or female but this isn't the first time I've seen a Bald Eagle in this area. Now that I know about this sight I will make sure to post all my sightings.
Andrew D. Juris
I travel Rt. 38 between I-80 and Butler, PA daily. One day in the fall of 2012, something flew over my car while I was crossing the bridge over the Onieda Valley dam which is the reservoir for the water company for Butler. I thought it might have been a bald eagle.
A few days later I was driving along the reservoir when I saw a large bird dive into the water. Again, didn't get a good look. Then I passed a break in the trees and had a clear view of the water when a second bald eagle was soaring along the reservoir. It was a beautiful sight.
Then around Christmas time, about 10 miles north of reservoir, I see a bald eagle sitting in a farm field along Rt. 38 feeding on a deer carcus. Last week I was driving past the same field with my wife telling her how this is where I last saw the eagle. We broke through the trees covering the road an I immediately spotted it and point it out to my wife up in the sky as it soared above the roadway. For sightings in a stretch of about 10 miles along Rt. 38 in Butler County.
This morning my husband and I spotted two bald eagles on the edge of the Delaware River in Lumberville, PA in Bucks County. One was perched in a tree. The other swooped nearby and then they both flew off together. Further north up the river we saw the one perch again in a tree with no sight of the other. It remained there until we left (good 20 minutes or so).
I saw a pair of Bald Eagles in a field off of Old Baltimore Pike near the Giant in Jennersville, PA on December 20th at 9am. Attached is a picture of them. They were on the ground eating something.
I followed a gorgeous bald eagle this morning, 12/11/12, on Church Rd in Devon - right by the duck ponds near The Willows. I was astonished as it flew nice and low so I could get a look at it's head. It was so profound I could almost hear the background music from Wildlife America!!! Thank God for such a special memory to share with my 4 year old son.
sheryl weaver white
Today about 2 pm an adult bald eagle flew directly over my house near Route 52 in East Bradford Township, Chester County, PA. I was out front hanging a wreath when I heard a distinct ruffle of feathers and looked up to see this magnificent bird effortlessly flying low right above me. It was truly a humbling experience.
I saw a Bald Eagle 12/6/2012 flying over my backyard pond off Beaver Creek in Downingtown Pa. At the same time there were several Hawks and a buzzard in the area. They seem to be hunting together. I could not believe my eyes but then Eagle flew by again about 30 mins later very close. It was a smaller. I am guessing a young Eagle and looked very healthy.
December 4, 2012
Mature bald eagle spotted flying up the Schuylkill River at Conshohocken, just south of the bridge.
The sighting took place on December 3, 2012 at approxiamately 9:40AM along Swedesford Road in Exton, PA right by the upcoming West Whiteland Township Park. I drive along this road frequently on my way in to work and have seen red tailed hawks swooping between trees. This day was different though--I could tell by the size of the bird even from afar! Based on the taller size of the Eagle, I believe that it was a female. She was sitting perched high on a thick tree branch surveying the farm fields that surrounded her. It took by breath away!
While I was driving to work this morning, I stopped at the red light on Reservoir Road and Paoli Pike in West Goshen, PA. A hawk-type bird caught my eye as it was flying overhead. It was in perfect sunlight, and I noticed the white head, white tail, and dark body. It was Monday morning after Thanksgiving, so my brain was kind of in slow mode, and I must have scanned the bird two or three times as it started to sink into my head that it had to be a Bald Eagle. Wow! I wasn't sure if it was possible, but after finding the BaldEagleInfo.com site, I realized it was possible and that I had seen my first Bald Eagle.
Mike Zaneski – Sighting in West Chester, PA 19380
Three times, September thru November 2012, I have seen a bald eagle in the Linesville, PA area. It was specifically on Wheeler Rd. east of Linesville Rd. going up the hill. 41*41'14.76”N 80*24'25.62” W ELEV 1220 FT.
I'm a school bus driver and take the same route both morning and afternoon. The first sighting was in the morning in Sept. and the last two were in the afternoon the last 2 days in a row.
November 12, 2012. Exton, PA.
On my way to work this morning I saw a large bird in a cut corn field standing over its breakfast. Very much to my surprise, it was a large bald eagle. Unfortunately I did not have the proper camera too capture the moment, but I pulled a U-Turn anyway and captured the image attached with my phone. I watched the bird for some time from my car, but wanted to move along before distrubing the animal. When I got to work I went searching the internet for others who may have seen eagles in the Exton area, and came across this site. Apparently I am not alone in what I saw, as the location of the sighting is described in detail in three other posts, but from three years ago. Others may be interested to know that they are still frequenting the large tract of land along Swedesford Road between Exton and Frazer, the future site of West Whiteland township park, previously owned by the Church Farm School. Equally interesting, this is the same tract of land which is fostering the a return of coyotes to the area according to local newspapers (See Coyotes in Malvern Hunt)
- Jon Bachman
I saw a bald eagle sitting on top of a tree on my mom's property in Pottstown, Pa on Shenkel Rd. My daughter and I were so excited, it was so beautiful. It flew around and landed in another tree.
I saw one before out of my sunroof of my car while traveling in the Poconos.
I was on my way to take my son back to school this afternoon 11/2/2012.
And I look up to see this huge bird come out of a tree and soar, my son said why does it have a white head? I saw it and almost veared off the road, thank god I did not.
I hurried and parked my car, we both scurried to get out of the car...and there it was A Bald Eagle here in New Freedom pa, I said let me take you to school and I will come back to get pictures, sadly, I could not find it.
I live in Salisbury Twn. Lehigh county at the base of south mt. My son and i saw a eagle fly over our home while we were out playing basketball.It was only about 60 feet in the air and heading West. It looked very large.10-16-12
I saw a female bald eagle flying while driving on route 422 West between the Oaks, PA and Collegeville, PA accesses. Couldn't believe my eyes!
On a bike ride from Buena Vista, PA toward West Newton, PA, on the Great Allegheny Passage, I was surprised to see a lone bald eagle soaring over the Youghiogheny River. This was right outside of Buena Vista heading south on the trail between mile posts 27 and 28. It had a brilliant white head and tail feathers so I am positive it was a bald eagle. I am hoping to spot it again on my next ride.
I spotted a bald eagle today in Mountain Top flying north along Interstate 81, just a week after my son and his friends saw one flying over our home in Laurel Lakes Development.
Saw a bald eagles sitting atop a tree at mile 91 on PA 476N at 5:30 pm on Oct. 10, 2012
My co-worker spotted a bald eagle today around 8:00 am, October 8th, 2012, near Pottstown, PA. He was driving into work on Route 422 between the Sanatoga exit and Arm and Hammer boulevard and saw it coming down talons outspread to grab onto a branch in the trees to perch. I also had seen an eagle not far from the same area when I was crossing the bridge over the Schuylkill River into Pottstown on Route 100 about a year ago.
M. Forbes, Pottstown, PA
Just saw my first bald eagle near my house it was flying about 3/8 of a mile up looking for food I'm sure,I couldn't believe my eyes beautiful sight.the location was in Hatfield,Pa just north of Philadelphia off of route 309.
Had my first bald eagle sighting on thursday 9/27/12 at the Treichlers Bridge crossing in Treichlers, Pa right on Route 145 just a few miles from Allentown, Pa around 7:30am. Very Cool as it just flew.across the bridge in front of me.
A male came in from the south and sat about 100 ft up in my neighbors pine tree. He stayed about 20-25 min. and then flew off to the west.
West Chester, PA, 9/17/2012 I was driving in West Goshen last Wednesday morning when I heard a disturbance in the trees I looked up and a bald eagle flew over my car. I stopped and watched it until it was out of sight. What a great start to my day.
I feel blessed to have caught the flight of a bald eagle today at 9am in Malvern/Frazer, PA, right off of the Rt 202. I would have second-guessed myself if it weren't for a couple coworkers in the parking lot staring up to the sky to watch the rare opportunity too. The white markings on the head and tail, along with the huge wingspan were a sight to see.
This past summer I was standing outside my home in Chester Heights, Delaware County Pa. and saw a large bird swoop down and over my house. At first I thought it was a turkey vulture, which are plentiful here, but something about it's flight angle and quick speed made me look twice. I walked up my driveway in time to see it fly across the street to a neighboring property and thought I saw a light colored head and tail. It happened so fast I just couldn't be sure, and having never seen a bald eagle in this area, I convinced myself I was just seeing things. Not one week later I was standing in the same exact spot and happened to look up and there, right above me, was a bald eagle soaring in a circular pattern high above my house. No question this time- on this bright and sunny day I could clearly see the white head and tail. I watched it soar above for at least 10 minutes. What a sight. Also, in the fall of 2011, my son-in-law saw a bald eagle in North Wilmington, Delaware, at the Brandywine Shopping Center on 202 near the Pa. state line.. There is a large retention basin filled with water. It was standing on a rock in the middle. He took a beautiful picture of it. One other sighting- in the winter of 2010 I saw a bald eagle standing in a field in Delaware in the area of Smithbridge Rd. and Rt.100. First one I'd ever seen outside of New Jersey or Maryland. Couldn't believe my eyes. I slammed on my brakes and a friend and I watched it walking around for a bit before it flew off. We were very near the Brandywine River.=
1/14/2012 & 2/20/2012 - Spotted a lone bald eagle both days on a tree in front of my house on the Delaware River in Yardley, Pa. It was doing some fishing. Swooping down trying to grab something from the river. Hung around for around 10 minutes & then headed north up the river towards Washington Crossing, Pa.
Kevin Bolum - Yardley, Pa.
We have had two bald eagle sightings in the Lenhartsville, PA area during the past week. The first time, one was spotted flying near town, and the second time we watched one for over 30 minutes from our car while it fed on an animal carcass in a field near the road and then flew into a tree to rest.
Feb 11-15, 2012- I have also spotted the lone bald eagle mentioned earlier in Northampton PA just north of Allentown several times. It has been feeding on the same deer carcass for the last week in the middle of a farm field. It stopped traffic, quite a sight!
On my way to work this morning a bald eagle flew in front of me and landed in a tree. I pulled over and was lucky enough to get a few pictures! This was in Bethlehem, PA right off of 387 (in the Musikfest area). Beautiful!!!
Alyissa J. Gallagher
February 13, 2012: I was blessed to see a pair of bald eagles circling high above Northern Lights shopping center in Baden, PA (Beaver county) at 11:18 AM this beautiful sunny winter day. This has been my second sighting, as I had seen one flying along Rt. 65 (Ohio River Blvd.) just south of New Brighton over a year ago.
Feb. 8, 2012, saw a bald eagle sitting, (it was beside a downed deer) alongside Cherryville Rd in Northampton PA.
Glad my kids were with me for the experience and hope to see it again in the area.
Feb 7, 2012 – wow - my second sighting of an eagle in less than a month – just north of Mahoning Valley exit on Pa Turnpike, driving with a coworker and he pointed it out soaring right above us, stopped car but couldn't get my camera fast enough. Reading other sightings – this is about 1 mile north of sighting reported on 1/1/12 on Pa pike.
2/3-2/4-2/5 2012 - Over the past three days there has been a Bald Eagle feeding and hanging around a water Reservoir on Waterdam Road in Peters Twp. Pa. I have seen many eagles in North and North Central. Pa. But none this far South or in our area what so ever. Myself and quite a few others have been spending a good bit of time watching it. (BEAUTIFUL) I am not familiar enough to determine an age, however looks to be mature enough to have a Bright White head and its wing span appears to be 4'. When it lands on a branch you cannot can't help but notice.
On February 4th 2012, I saw a bald eagle perched in a tree along side the Ohio River in Moon Township, Pa near Pittsburgh. I was driving along Route 51and pulled over. I was absolutely stunned at the sight and feel so blessed to have seen a bald eagle in nature!
Yesterday 1/31/12, I spotted a bald eagle high in a tree along rt.78 eastbound between the 309 south(center valley) and hellertown exits in PA. It was eating something it had caught and was perched there for a while as I was able to loop around to get a picture and it was still there.
I was very excited!
I saw my first live wild bald eagle in flight in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania on Jan 31.
JAN 30 2012, While exiting Route I- 80 onto Route 93 near the Penn State Hazelton, Pa Campus around 2:30 pm, I saw a lone eagle soaring above the highway. No mistaking its size and white head and tail.
Today 1/30/2012 I spotted a young bald eagle in Gap, PA at 7:18 AM. Again at about 3:15PM I saw another very large, mature eagle soaring over a farm on the northwest corner of route 41 and Highland Road moving toward Octorara High School. It's head and tail were brilliant in the sun. Two red tail hawks were soaring with it for a while, but it calming moved away. Two eagles in one day!
Today, on Hilton Road, West Grove, PA, I spotted two large birds flying overhead. They went toward a small pond and I would not see exactly what happened. But I saw the one bird that I then Identified as a bald eagle, fold wings and dive. It then came back up, circled, and folded wings again and dove. It repeated this once more and then I saw it "power up" and fly off to the south alone. I was in a depression and could not see what happened to the other bird. I do not think the other bird was an eagle. My initial impression is that it might have been a Cormorant. We have been sighting Bald Eagles flying overhead for about one month now. I was just thinking that I had not seen one for about one month this afternoon, and I came home, and WoW!! I only wish I knew what was happening!
I spotted a bald eagle perched in a tree along the highway around 8:00 am this morning nearing the ramp to exit Ohio River Blvd to get onto I-79 near Glenfield. Amazing!
My family & some of our neighbors have had the privilege of watching a bald eagle hunt the fields around our properties along rte 443 in Schuylkill county since about June. For the first time today, my husband observed two mature eagles hunting the fields. We heard them talking too each other for about a week now, but finally saw both.
Pine Grove, Pa
Bald eagle flying in Hopewell PA, Marble City Area
My family observed a bald eagle outside of our home at 11:30am in West Chester, PA (off of Rt926 and Creek Road near the Brandywine River). It was perched in a tall tree. It flew away behind our home with a large stick in its mouth.
At about 4:50PM on Friday, January 13, 2012, my son & I saw a bald eagle take off from the edge of a pond on Bierys Bridge Road heading towards Center Street and into a flock of geese. It was an amazing and beautiful sight.
1-11-12 7:30 am Lower Gwynedd, Montgomery County Pa. A large mature Bald Eagle landed in a tree and the branch broke. The eagle fell to the ground flapping its wings ,holding the branch. It then flew away. This was at the intersection of Evans rd. and Plymouth rd. First eagle I've seen in the suburbs of Pa.
Jan. 11,2012, we spotted a Bald Eagle perched in a tree at the edge of the Natural Land Trust on Swedesford Road, North Wales, Upper Gwynedd, PA. It was there for several hours. what a beautiful sight.
Large mature female sighted on the Great Allegheny Passage trail just south of West Newton PA. Perched along Youghiogheny. 01/10/2012
On the morning of 1/10/2012, I saw a bald eagle soaring for several minutes over Liberty Mountain Resort outside Fairfield, PA (probably just a few miles from the sighting reported from 1/8/2012). Magnificent sight and most unexpected!
On 1/8/12 on Mt Hope Rd, in Fairfield pa we saw an eagle perched in the trees along the road. He stayed long enough for us to take a picture then flew off to a nearby farm. He was amazing.
January 6, 2012 about 1:00 while I was taking down Christmas decorations, I spotted a Bald Eagle flying over my home in New Brighton, Pa. What a beautiful sight against a blue sky on a warm winter day. Hope to have another sighting now that I know they are in the area.
On January 6, 2012, I was in my backyard at 3.30 pm in Newtown Square, Pa when heard some unusual sounds, looked up and it was an eagle. To my surprise it was joined by 2 more. It was 3 bald eagles circling the reservoir and landing in the trees. One of the eagles even went to the ground. They hung around for about 10 minutes, landing and circling. I was so amazed I did not want to leave the back yard to get a camera. What a sight!!!
While traveling south on Route 378 in Bethlehem, PA at about 9:30AM on 1/5/12, I spotted a bald eagle flying west just over the top of the Hill to Hill bridge (which crosses over the Lehigh river). It looked like it was heading down to the river when I lost sight of it. Also saw a pair landing in some fields to the south of Route 22 between Routes 378 and 512 a couple years ago. Wish I had more specifics of that sighting to give, but I don't remember the date, etc. anymore. They are truly beautiful birds and amazing to see in the wild! Hopefully it's a good sign for them that they're showing up in our area.
Hello, today at 1:05pm I spotted a bald eagle over Pennsbury High School baseball field. (705 Hood Blvd. Levittown, Pa. 19030. It soared over the area for sometime and slowly made its way NE toward the Thornridge section of Levittown. This was my first viewing of a Bald Eagle, we mostly see Falcons and Red Tail Hawks in this area.
Today my husband, daughter and myself were on way to take a drive on Old Mine Road along the Delaware River. We have taken many drives though the Delaware River National Recreation Area but have never spotted an eagle. Imagine our surprise when we did! Not there, but rather a few miles from our home on the way there. It was landing in a tree top near the intersection of SR 611 and Rim Rock Rd, in Bartonsville, PA. It flew directly over the RT I80 overpass to land in a tree beside a small farm house. This is a highly congested area near a Giant food store and Lowes' Home Center, and nearby is the McMichael's Creek. We were able to snap a few quick photos! What a delightful surprise!! I've attached a photo which was taken from a distance and enlarged.
Yesterday, 1/1/12 at about 10:30 AM, we were traveling down the PA Turnpike. We were heading south, about midway between the Mahoning Valley Exit and the tunnel at Blue Mountain. We were just crossing the new bridge that was just completed when my husband looked out the passenger window and said, "Look at that!". Sure enough, we recognized the white head and tail feathers of a bald eagle. It was just gliding along as graceful as could be. What a beautiful creature.
It's something I will never forget. This was the first eagle I have seen in the wild, and hopefully not my last.
At approximately 10:00 am January 1, 2012 I spotted a bald eagle fly into some pine trees while looking out the windows of a lake house on Shickshinny Lake North of Bloomsburg, PA. 10-15 minutes later I and several other members of our family saw the eagle take off and slowly fly the length of the lake. This is the 2nd time I have seen a bald eagle on the lake in the last 4 years, and the 3rd time I have seen one in the wild.
My husband and I just sighted a pair of bald eagles in Oxford, Pa flying over our small family farm. We live near the Octorora Reservoir. Sighted on 12/31/11.
Mrs Matthew Dangel
Driving on Mountain Rd Fredericksburg Lebanon County on December 29th around 2pm spotted a Bald Eagle sitting on top of a tree about 50 yards from the road. I have been seeing eagles frequently in the Jonestown area this fall.
December 25, 2011 ~1:00pm EST - a pair of Bald Eagles soaring over the Ohio River as viewed from a residence on River Road in Beaver, PA (15009). The birds were riding the wind North towards Rochester, PA and were most likely hunting. What a beautiful site on Christmas day.
Sometime just a week before Christmas my son and I were heading home from work crossing the Glenwood bridge towards Hays in Pittsburgh when we saw a Bald Eagle take flight that was perched on a street light post. It's really neat to know that these beautiful birds are on a strong comeback.
Pennsylvania off state Rt 116 west of McSherrystown, PA approx. 2.5 miles. In farm field beside a deer carcus.
December 19th, 2011, West Chester, PA
On my way to work, at the intersection of Paoli Pike and Ellis Lane. The
farm here is owned by the Hicks family and has large dead tree near
their pond. There is a pair of bald eagles that live in this area and
can frequently be seen in this large tree. They were both there this
morning around 10am. We are always glad to see they are still around.
Today December 17, 2011 aproximatly 12:00 eastern time a bald eagle was sighted in Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Fairfield Township. Weather was slightly snowy 32 degrees. We have a stream called Hendricks Creek, stocked with trout and other small fresh water fish. There was a deer carcass nearby. So magestic this is a very rare sighting in our area.
12/9/11 At first glance through my windshield, I thought I was seeing something a bit strange; a Turkey Vulture flying unusually low and straight. But then I saw that the bird's head was completely white, and knew I had witnessed something I didn't think could be possible in Paoli/Malvern PA - a Bald Eagle. What a great early Christmas present.
I saw a bald eagle at the Columbia bridge in Fairmount Park 12/8/2011 at 9:30 am. It was soaring above the Schuylkill River, harassed by smaller birds. Last seen heading to North Philly.
Driving through the Conemaugh Gap west of Johnstown, Pennsylvania on route 403 near sewage treatment plant on December 5th, 2012 at approx. 9:30am. Observed bald eagle soaring over the Conemaugh River.
On Sunday, November 20 at about 1:00 pm, we were driving near Leesport area just off of Route 183 on County Welfare Road (by the athletic fields). The eagle swooped down right by the road and caught either a dove or a squirrel and flew into the trees in the direction of Rt. 222. We were very surprised and thrilled to see an eagle in this area. On Friday, November 18, I had seen an eagle fly overhead about noontime, as I was driving on West Leesport Road. I would love to know if these are migrating eagles or resident ones.
Janet Hansen Colflesh
Nov. 19, 2012, Sunday, Honesdale, Pennsylvania, Route 670 north, towards Route 247 Pleasant Mount, around 10 AM, my son-in-law and two grandsons were down at our small lake and saw a male bald eagle perched in a tree along the shoreline. The eagle just sat there looking at the shoreline, with one eye scanning along the water. I grabbed my camera and was able to take 8 snap shots as he scanned the water's edge from the tree. The pictures that I took, according to the photos on this website, I captured a male probably looking for a breakfast brunch perhaps. The day before my wife witnessed what she thought was two eagles, flying over the lake in a syncronized fashion, skimming the water. At that time, she did not know for sure that what she was witnessing was a male and female playing in the afternoon sun. We know now that we have a male and female as guests on our homestead. What a graceful bird, with a wing span that is huge.
Hank Antoniolli and Pat Kopp
On Saturday, November 12, 2011 we were attending a soccer game at the sports fields at Springton Lake Middle School in Media, PA. The school is located near the intersection of Route 252 and Rose tree road, and is about a mile or less from the large Springton Lake reservoir, which is mentioned in a previous sighting. Many of us saw a bald eagle fly over the trees at the edge of the soccer field, toward the reservoir.
Sometime around 11/10/2011, I was driving behind Locust Grove Mennonite School and saw two very large birds of prey perched in a tree along the railroad tracks which parallel route 340 (Old Philadelphia Pike). On that day, I could not be sure, but I knew they were bigger than red-tailed hawks and didn't look quite right for vultures. Then last week (11/17 or thereabouts), I was biking on 340 past the same spot and saw a large bird pass very low over my head. I thought to myself that it looked an awful lot like an juvenile bald eagle, but decided it was unlikely and must be a hawk I couldn't recognize. I followed it as it flew to join another bird on the same group of trees near the railroad track, and sure enough the second bird was an adult bald eagle. I will be keeping my eye on that spot in the coming months to see if they continue to hang around there.
Also, I could add that over the last decade, there is a place I frequent on Lee Creek (an estuary of the Little Choptank River) in Cambridge, MD. We have seen increasing numbers of bald eagles there over the last few years. A year ago near Thanksgiving during a rare snowstorm, we saw and adult pair roosting in a tree along the creek. Several times we've spotted them soaring there. Once, in the Fall of 2009 perhaps I witnessed a bald eagle flying over a group of Canadian Geese, with a dead goose dangling from its talons. Quite a sight. The last time I saw bald eagles in that area was in July 2011. We saw a pair flying away from a duck blind near Cherry Island. When we paddled over the duck blind we discovered two terrapins that were unfinished and very recently dead. Apparently we startled the eagles from their meal. So they are healthy and active along Lee Creek and seem to be eating whatever they can find. There are plentiful Osprey pairs there as well, so the fish population is healthy.
Keith Wilson, Lancaster, PA
Sunday October 30, 2011 about 1:00-2:00 pm, Greencastle, PA. Our seven year old son spotted a pair of adult eagles soaring in the sky over our house and pointed them out. Two adults circling overhead, then headed south. What an amazing experience!
While driving home, going north on Interstate 79 in Harmony, PA, I sighted a Bald Eagle coming up and over the bridge at the Conoquenessing Creek. He seemed to come right at us then he veered towards the town of Harmony. We do occasionally see the eagles at Moraine State Park for we live nearby. My husband has travelled Interstate 79 for ten years and never did he see an eagle in Harmony, PA. What a delight to see this bird!
B. Schmitt Oct 26, 2011
This morning, Oct 24th 2011, at about 9:00am, I spotted a bald eagle flying over Millvale, PA just outside of downtown Pittsburgh right off of the Allegheny River valley. I was standing on North Ave just looking down the road while in conversation with someone when the bird came into view flying over the intersection at the famed P&G diner and on up the stream valley. It was without a doubt a bald eagle and just as I pointed and exclaimed out loud what it was it was gone and vanished behind some buildings. I certainly didn't expect to see that kind of bird this morning, it was great!
We saw a single adult bald eagle today flying above our home in Shermans Dale, Perry County, PA.
It was the first I've ever seen in this area. He was being chased away from nearby trees by a crow. Would have loved to see him land and perch in one of the trees, but he just circled for a while and then flew off to the southeast.
R. Egenrieder 2011.10.19
I sighted a single bald eagle soaring above my yard/neighborhood on Sunday 10/9/11 at approximately 11:30am. White head & tail feathers, large wingspan, and signature carriage: absolutely stunning. I followed it's path with binoculars but eventually lost sight as it headed west/southwest.
21 Wood Lea Rd, East Coventry, PA 19465
Chester county; 1 mile from Schuylkill river.
October 7, 2011: I was driving passed the Zelienople Airport, Butler County, PA, this morning around 7:45. I saw the Bald Eagle flying over the Connoquenessing Creek. Very amazing! I didn't realize they were in our area until today!
While driving we spotted a bald eagle flying over Rt 176 North I mile before the Shillington exit in Berks County Pennsylvania. Clear as day…no mistake.
Kevin and Jackie Brady
We want to report a bald eagle sighting. It was our first sighting of a bald eagle ever but the markings and size of the bird match the description on your website.
It was on Newport Road in Lititz, PA in the soccer field at Lititz Area Mennonite School. We were going to church in Ephrata at 9:15 am and saw the bird take flight and head west.
The white head and matching tail feathers got our attention and then the large wingspan of dark feathers. What a beautiful site.
Saturday around 12:30 p. pm. I was walking back towards the house from my mailbox, when I saw what at first looked like a turkey buzzard coming towards me. I really didn't give it too much attention until it got closer. Then I saw that it was a beautiful Bald Eagle. He flew right over me, about 20' off the ground. What a sight!! It's wings were about 5' span and the head was covered with the white feathers! It was really amazing!! I live 3 miles north of New Wilmington, Pa. and this was the first time in my 57 years to see a Bald Eagle natural! I will keep on the lookout for him again.
On 9.28.11 at 9:45 am Saw a Bald Eagle 30 mins south of Erie PA on highway 79 north bound. It flew across the highway and landed on a tree absolutely beautiful!
Amanda Tutty- Canonsburg PA
on September 25, 2011 at approx 2:50 pm, I was traveling across the Dannenhower Bridge from King of Prussia going into Norristown and just as I approached the bike path overpass (the old railroad bridge) I saw this large bird flying over the southbound lanes of the bridge headed for me..... there only about 10 feet above the car was a bald eagle. I have seen one or two in state parks in upstate Pennsylvania but never that close up and never in the area I have lived in for 36 years.
Mont Clare, PA
Saw an adult Bald Eagle perched in a tree along Clay Pike in Westmoreland County, Pa at 11:00am near Heminie. First I've seen in this area in the 15 years I've lived here. The weather was raining and the eagle remained for over 1/2 hr.
Washington county Pennsylvania. Monday September 16 at 12:30 pm along I-79 near southpoint.
On Monday, September 12th, 2011, I saw an adult bald eagle flying over the creek near the Oaks exit on Rt.422, Montgomery County. It was the first time in my 49 years I have ever seen one in the wild. Quite an amazing bird!
Carol Hollen, Swarthmore, Pa
I was in my pool. My wife was on the Balcony yelled look at the Bald Eagle over the pond. He tried for a fish it fell out of his Talons. The second time he got it. By the time we got our camera he was gone. Never thought I would see a Bald Eagle at the pond. They hang out at the land field nearby. Earlier in the morning I saw a Osprey get a fish. They come hear this time every year.
Edward Bunting Jr. Fallsington,Pa.
9/9/11 Fayette County, Normalville Pennsylvania. My spouse and I was on our back porch. I saw a large bird flying out of the corner of my eye. Doing a double take it was no doubt it was a Bald Eagle. It was flying low enough to see the characteristics. By the time, I yelled at my hubby to look it was gone over the trees. This is why one should have a camera on them at all times.LOL!! I have lived in this area all my life and never see one. I read an older sighting on here that was in Mill Run, Pa. We live about a mile from that sighting. All I can say is WOW! What an experience to have and to share. I am glad to have found this sight to share my sighting!!
On September 4, 2011, while canoeing on High Point Lake in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, I observed one adult and one immature bald eagle perched in trees along the south shore of the lake. The immature bird took wing and flew directly across to the north shore and disappeared in forest cover where I could not see it. The adult bird flew from its original perch later, flew about the mid-portion of the lake, calling frequently, then perched in trees on the north shore. Its white head was plainly visible from all the way across the lake.
02/15/2011 10:00 AM. Sited a beautiful mature male Bald Eagle in a large Sycamore Tree on the banks of the Allegheny River, just below the entrance of Puckety Creek outside of New Kensington Pennsylvania.
Sighted a single Bald Eagle orbiting at about 300’AGL 2 miles north of lake Wilhelm (State Game lands 270 Pennsylvania) over I-79 at approximately 16:30 14 Feb 2011
Eric T. Bishop
I was just finishing up a walk with my dog at the Stroud Preserve in West Chester PA when I looked above at a turkey vulture. I was standing on the bridge that goes over the Brandywine River. All of a sudden swooping in about 15 feet above my head I saw a bald eagle flying right at me. It flew right over my head following the path of the river. Down stream there were some ducks or maybe geese floating in the water and the eagle did a quick dive toward them, and they all scattered. I believe it continued flying down the stream because I lost sight of it. I couldn't believe it. It was beautiful.
I had my first sighting of a pair of bald eagles around noon, in Lake Twp., Mercer
County, PA. on Feb. 11, 2011, near our barn. What a beautiful sight!
I was on my morning bus route, returning home at 7:40 am February 8th at Cumberland valley High School. I saw a mature eagle flying over head. The Condiquinet Creek is behind the School on the hill behind the high school.. The name of the School? Eagleview!! What a blessing to have seen this eagle
Nancy Vreeland Mechanicsburg PA
February 6, 2011, approx. 12:45 p.m. adult flying west across I-476 near the US
30 interchange, Radnor Township. Only about 35-40 feet up.
My husband and I witnessed a bald eagle flying at approx 20-25 feet. It came across the field next to our house in Auburn, PA and flew right over us! A second one was only a few seconds behind the first. It was amazing!
I am a resident of Pennsylvnia now for almost 4 years. I had never seen a bald eagle anywhere but behind wire in a zoo. On my school bus route, home from the Lakeview school yesterday, 2/4/2011, we got to see a single Eagle fly in and land in a dead tree. It was beautiful. I beleive it to be an adult eagle, considering the wing span. The kids on the bus were as excited as I was to see it. I slowed down to take a second look and let them take a better look. The sighting would have been close to Jackson Center/Polk Road.
Gyl A. Miracle.........................
On Friday February 4th 2011 in Bensalem Pa at 2975 Galloway rd I saw two
Bald Eagles cross our driveway at about 100 feet off the ground.They were
flying next to the PA turnpike one about an eighth of a mile behind the
other. What is curious is that the turnpike traffic was at rush hour,
5:30PM and this location is only 100 yards from a race track/ casino and 1
mile from the Philadelphia city limits.
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. It was flying low and circling at the edge of the field in Herr's Angus Farms 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 crisscrossed low over the road a couple times, enabling me to clearly see the white head and tail.
Always thrilled to see one of these!
I was driving inbound on North Route 885 across the Glenwood Bridge in Pittsburgh, PA on the morning of January 31st 2011, at about 7:45 in the morning.
I saw huge bird flew over the bridge from left to right. The bird had a white head and yellow beak so I figured it was a bald eagle.
I never thought I would see a bald eagle that close to the city, but there he was soaring across the bridge!
I went into work and told every one about what I had seen.
I feel privileged and honored to see this beautiful and majestic bird and am thankful to have experienced it!
Sherri Dadey :)
I was driving up interstate 89 with my two children. We had just passed the Sharon rest area when I spotted a Bald Eagle hovering. It opened up it's wings and descended with it's claws open like it was about snatch up some prey. This was very exciting for me as my Father passed away last year. He used to work at the Sharon rest area and he was a Bald Eagle enthusiast.
My wife and I spotted 3 Bald Eagles at the New Brighton Dam on the Beaver River in Beaver County around 5:00 PM this evening. One was a juvenile without the adult colors. One was a large adult and the other was a little smaller adult with full white crowns and tails. This was both of our first sightings of Bald Eagles. It was amazing. We are going back in the morning in hopes of getting pictures.
On Thursday, 01/27/2011 at approximately 2:15 PM, I saw a (small/young) Bald Eagle in the Floral Park area of Clarks Summit, PA. I was turning the corner of Knapp Road onto Carnation Road and he/she just swooped out of the trees and followed Carnation for a bit. I was so stunned, I couldn't get around the corner fast enough to see where he/she was headed and lost him to the trees. In this area there is no creeks for water and while there is plenty of trees, it would not be considered "woods", so I'm very curious on what attracted this bird here. If anyone else in the neighborhood has seen it, I will pass it along. For now, I'm definitely keeping my binoculars handy watching out our backyard.
Clarks Summit, PA
at around 10:30 am on Sunday 1/23/11, I saw a bald eagle at the Springton Reservoir dam. This is located on Rte 252 in Media, PA in Delaware County. The eagle was hovering over the water side of the dam but didn't swoop down to pick anything up. The eagle flew towards the trees to the left of the dam. I was the last car in the line of traffic and I slowed down to watch. The 3 cars ahead of me didn't deter the eagle at all.
My husband and I were driving on King Street/ rt 30e in Lancaster Pa just outside of Lampeter at a heavy traffic intersection and saw a bald eagel flying along the water line not far from the road. About 2 yrs ago I was at the same intersection at a red light and swore I saw one sitting on the light post but the light changed and I could not get a good look. Now I know that is what I saw! How exciting.
Friday, 1.21.11, around 12:15pm, Easton, PA.
I was getting gas at the Exxon on the corner of Larry Holmes Drive & 3rd Street, Easton, PA.
The Lehigh River is a stone's throw across a road busy with mid-day traffic.
I was gazing downstream when I saw a large bird flying slowing in my direction. It was following the river, about 20 ft above ground.
At first, from some distance, I presumed it was a blue heron, something that large and unhurried. As it got closer the white head & tail, black wings were distinctly Bald Eagle.
I waited and watched its slow trajectory over the 3rd Street bridge and on upstream towards Glendon.
A good moment.
Chris Dig B. Easton, PA.
I was my first ever Bald Eagle on Dec. 30 2010. It was around Port Carbon, PA in Schuylkill county. I was sitting in the car heading to Pottsville on Route 209 and a huge brown bird flew in front of my car. It was flying low and we nearly hit it. At first i thought it was a regular hawk but then I saw the white head and immediately knew it was a Bald Eagle. I think there is a sanctuary around Port Carbon and I read that there has been a lot of bald eagle sightings in Schuylkill county. Now I now why they are our national bird because they are breath taking when you see them.
I live in Havertown, Pa and I got home from work and wondered what was upsetting all the birds on my property. Checking around for some problem, I spotted a huge bald eagle sitting on the branch of a nearby tree. I must have disturbed him, because he took off with wings that must have been 5-6 feet across. The noise his wings made was really amazing. At first, I thought I might have discovered a hawk, but this bird was way too big for any hawk. He had a beautiful white head and white tail. I'm sorry I didn't have a camera cause no one will believe me, but it's true. A bald eagle not far from the intersection of West Chester Pike and City Line in Havertown! An awesome sight.
1/5/2011 - saw a huge, beautiful and majestic (there aren't enough adjectives) bald eagle flying over Crestview Nursing Home in Langhorne from the direction of Lake Luxembourg where Woodbourne Rd crosses it heading towards the Neshaminy creek at about 3:15 in the afternoon. WOW!!!
Saw a bald eagle in Chester County, PA off of Route 100 on Graphite Mine Road. We saw it at approximately 3:30 pm on January 1, 2011…..what a beautiful site!! The first we have ever seen in the wild. Hoping to see it again!
The Hoopes Family
mid-afternoon on december 30th, i was headin' south on route 94 in adams county...as i crossed the bridge over conewago creek into hamilton twp, a line of rocks had ice 'collars' that caught my attention -- except one of the 'collars' was sitting too high and as i gazed, it moved, presenting it's profile, and that's when i knew i'd spied a baldy! :o)
Yesterday morning my daughter and I were driving on Rt 22 about one
mile east of the intersection with Rt 981 several miles from the
Loyalhanna reservoir north of Latrobe PA. The eagle slowly glided
over the road about 150 feet above the earth.
Amazing and beautiful
Joan Byrne and Lilly Zuckerman
Yesterday, 12/28/10, I was driving East on Rt. 12 in Reading, PA. I had just passed over the Schuylkill River. I saw a bird coasting in from my right. When it was in my peripheral vision I thought it was a crow. As it came towards the center of my vision I saw it was larger than a crow, so I thought it was a hawk. But as it passed in front of me, only about two car lengths away and about 30ft. above the road, I could clearly see that it had a white head and a yellow beak. It glided past and out of sight into the woods in a matter of a few seconds, but my jaw remained in my lap much longer.
-- Bob Ryan
My wife and I both saw one in our back yard today, 12-25-10 approximately at noon. We live in Trevorton, Pa. 17881.
On 12/24/10 I saw what appeared to be a golden eagle in Northern Armstrong County, PA. It flew towards me to a tree and landed near a second eagle. When I walked around to get a better view they both flew.
Two additional large raptors - almost certainly eagles - were sighted a mile away circling to higher altitude. The bird that I saw closet was very dark, marked white beneath, smallish head to body relationship - kind of like a turkey vulture, but not as small headed - and it circled a small valley of forest and field edge. The eagle in the tree that I did not get a clean close up of was within a short glide to my barn cats! It broke from the tree and dropped down over the valley.
This area has always been home to many raptors, over forty years ago I saw a peregrine falcon drop like stone from several hundred feet up with me standing on a strip mine high wall in perfect view.
I have see two Bald eagles near my home in Collegeville, PA which is a suburb of Phildelphia.
I saw a Bald Eagle flying over my house at about 9 AM today. I was filling my birdfeeders and looked up and this huge soaring dark bird with a white head was flying east toward the Sanatoga Creek near Route 422.
On December 20, 2010, I saw a bald eagle in northwest PA about 5 miles north of the Grove City Outlets right on I-79. I was travelling south. It looked like it was in the median of the road and taking off. It was a truly impressive sight. That is the first I have seen in PA, so it was exciting for me.
J. Timothy Miller
On Sunday morning, December 19, 2010, we saw a bald eagle flying down the road directly towards our car as we were driving on Clovermill Road near Valley Creek in Downingtown, PA. The eagle then turned and flew towards the stream and Hanson's quarry.
West Vandergrift, Pennsylvania. Sunday morning, December 12, 2010. Spotted a large bird in the distance. Me on my couch, the large bird in a tree some distance away. I knew it had to be a bird and it looked like its head was white. Too far away to be sure I jumped in the car for the 400 yard drive to where the bird sat. Sure enough, it was a Bald Eagle. And, to my surprise there were two of them. From where they sat they had a perfect view of the Kiskiminetas River below. Not nesting. Just passing through I guess. Quite a sight!
I can't remember the exact date, but it was in early December 2010. I was sitting in traffic and saw it soaring above the railroad tracks along Route 28 between Etna and Millvale near the Shaler Waterworks Pump House.
On Saturday, 12/11/2010 I saw a bald eagle sitting in a tree near a creek in Downingtown, PA (Chester County). It was near the trestle bridge that crosses Rt. 322. I was shocked to see one in this area and so close up. What an uplifting site.
A bald Eagle slowly circled over the top of my office building today December 9, 2010 in Oaks, PA on Egypt Road today at about 2:35pm. He flew north over the 136 Green Tree Road Office Park, circled high over head then turned back south towards presumably the Valley Forge Park or the Rivers and creeks near by. This is the second time in the last 3 weeks I have seen the bird or birds. This bird had a starkly white tail section and equally white head, a brown to near black body and the clean straight across wing pattern.
Nick von der Wence
Two sighting of Bald Eagle in PA. First over Warrington, PA on my drive home from work. I questioned myself while watching and couldn't believe it. Second was this morning over Yardley, PA. Low flying Bald Eagle, huge bird. Flew right over my lab and I while walking this am about 8:50. Thrilling. Can't wait to show this websight to my boys, they don't believe me!!!
Kayaking the part of the Susquehanna River between Wrightsville PA and Long Level PA (just south of Route 30) I often see eagles. You can put in at several places in Wrightsville, including a Fish and Boat Commission ramp, a public ramp behind the John Wright Store, and a beach near Shank's Mare Outfitter's in Long Level. Most of the activity is on the far side of the river (the Lancaster side), especially the Conejehola Flats (an interpretive sign at Shank's Mare directs you across the river to the sand flats, favorite stopovers for migrating waterfowl and shorebirds).
Paddling along the wooded shore, "spotted eagles" (so Native Americans have called them), young bald eagles in their splotchy brown and (subtle) white plumage, wheel out of the trees, over the river, or land in a high crag just downriver and watch as we drift nearer. Occasionally, a mature bird, resplendant in its white crown and tail will soar over us.. The river is shallow here, and fish seem to abound despite civilization all around. Nearer Wrightsville, great blue herons, green herons, great egrets, ring billed gulls, great black backed gulls and others rest or hunt from the house sized rock islands strewn across the river. Down on the Conejehola Flats, I've seen an eagle carving up a fish for lunch.
The best time to find them is early in the morning, or on weekdays when the Jet-skis and motor boats (on the deeper part of the river near Long Level) are silent, or on a late evening paddle, the water dancing with sunset shades of mauve and steel, after the noisy tourists have all gone home.
This morning while driving passed lincoln university, in chester county, pa, I saw a bald eagle flying over a field directly across from the university. It was a nice surprise, as most big birds that fly around here are turkey vultures. This bird caught my attention from far away, and was only flying about as high as the tree tops, maybe lower. It was very distinct because of the white head meeting the darker body. It would be nice to see more of them! Just thought I would share my experience with everyone.
I live in East Marlborough township outside Kennett Square on Bayard road near Route 1. I was watching TV when I saw this giant bird swoop in and land on a branch in the back yard. It was much larger than the hawks that live around here. It also had the white head and I knew immediately it was an eagle. My wife and I watched as it looked around for a while then continued flying at the treetop level heading southeast away from Route 1. I hope this is a sign that they're back and doing well?
I was fortunate enough to see a bald eagle fly out of a tree at the bottom of my driveway this afternoon as I was taking my dog for a walk. As we stood and watched the eagle it ascended into the sky and I noticed there was a second eagle as well. They circled the skies for approximately 15 to 20 minutes, rising higher and higher, before disappearing from view.
This sighting occurred in West Lampeter Township in Lancaster County, PA. The exact location is at the top of Woodhall Dr. in Willow Street, PA. What an exciting experience!
Today I had the privilege of seeing a bald eagle flying over Rt. 3 as I drove west towards West Chester. It was around 9 a.m. flying over Rt. 3 above Crawdaddy's Restaurant. It was a blessing to see and I pulled over and took a picture. Nov. 12, 2010
saw this eagle on Nov.12,2010 just below the falls at Ohiopyle,Pa. Beautiful sight
On Saturday Nov 6th 2010 Driving North on Route 74 about 2 miles past the square in Dover, York County, Pa we spotted an Eagle in the middle of a field eating. This was about 2:30 pm EST.
We were geocaching / biking near a reservoir in Mill Run, PA when a large bird came into view. Both of us had the same reaction as we watched it fly over the water near us, "Was that a bald eagle?" We were in awe. It was beautiful. We ran to get closer to the water’s edge to view a larger panorama, however it was gone.
We feel certain that it definitely was a bald eagle. This was a first for both of us. How exciting.
I went online to see if I could find information about bald eagles in PA and I found a link to your sight. After seeing the pictures, white head, white tail, I really feel sure.
Jay & Miriam Ofsanik
I saw a Bald Eagle yesterday, Sunday, October 24, 2010 at 4:00 PM. (my first eagle sighting) He was in a field by The Baptist Church in the Great Valley Cemetery, Devon, PA, Tredyffrin Township, Chester County. (A few miles from Valley Forge National Park) I observed the bird for 2 1/2 hours. He made several swoops around the field and was perched in a tree and on the power line towers. It was truly an incredible sight. I was amazed at the size of the bird - it was thrilling to see him.
I saw a bald eagle in flight on the morning of October 21, 2010 over Pocopson Road between Briton's Bridge Road and Rt 926 in Chadds Ford, PA.
I saw 3 bald eagles today. 2 were flying together and the 3rd was slightly apart. I live in the Meadows at Valley Forge (intersect of Pawlings Rd and RT 23) near Valley Forge Park, Valley Forge PA. They flew from across the street, over my house and down the middle of the block. Wish I had thought to get a picture!
10/15/10 – 1:30 pm – near Rts 100 and 23, Pottstown, pa: saw a bald eagle sitting in the back yard by the fire pit. Huge, beautiful bird! It flew away when it heard the dog bark. May be the same one that landed in the front yard at the beginning of summer. It saw a dog toy shaped like a large chipmunk and flew down for a closer look. As we watched, it picked at the toy, ripped it open, then flew away with it. Maybe for nesting material? Seeing a real live bald eagle outside of the zoo is a sight I never thought I would experience.
October 9, 2010 at about 9:30 am while driving down Mill Road & 926 in Kennett
Square, PA, I spotted a bald eagle landing in a field about 50 yards from us.
We got out of our car to watch, but there was a baurn between the eagle and us.
We cound see that it was working around with something, and when it finally took
off, it had a large amount of corn stalks and straw in it's tallons.
At noon on October 8th, there was a bald eagle flying low over a field on the northwest corner of the intersection of West Chester Pike (PA Route 3) and Delchester Road in Willistown Township, Chester County PA. This spot is just 17 miles west of City Hall in Philadelphia.
October 5, 2010 @ RSL Industrial Contracting, Inc.
A bald eagle was spotted in a dead tree at the back of our property next to a small pond.
We are located at 1664 Perry Hwy, Portersville, Pa. 16051
I saw a bald eagle on my property today as i was pulling into the driveway! I was able to get some pictures of it flying away.
My home is in West Grove, PA
On October 3th, 2010 about 7:15AM, I saw a bald eagle in front of my car trying to fly away with a carcass from the road. This was just a small 2 lane country road in Dorrance Twp., Pennsylvania. We are between Hazleton and Wilkes Barre. The eagle dropped the carcass as it couldn't gain altitude and flew away. I drove home got my camera, came back and sure enough he was in a dead tree overlooking the carcass. He/she gave me about 30 seconds to grab some pictures before it flew away. I heard the crack of the limb as it broke when he gave the thrust to fly away. I was able to follow him down the country road meandering back and forth over the road until I could not longer follow him. This was a huge thrill for me. Glad I could post this sighting.
Yesterday September 23, we saw a Bald Eagle sitting atop a hugh dead tree log on the very low waters of the Susquehanna River in West Pittston PA. What a beauty. We stayed in our car and watched a few minutes and before long, he stepped into the shallow water and retrieved a fish. He sat and ate for at least 20 minutes. A great treat for us to watch. The Susquehanna River is very shallow in areas at this time and we have had quite a variety of water foul. The Eagle was a great surprise to see amongst the variety. I thought the Eagle would go after some of the geese etc. No, he was interested in the fish.
Saw an eagle flying as we were driving west along route 724 about 2 miles west of Pottstown, PA. I've never seen one here, but I have heard of them being around.
My wife and i saw a Bald Eagle on Rt-14 just south of Columbia Cross Roads PA in Bradford County. It was sitting in a tree next to a creek about 300 yards off of the road
Joe and Joy Ames
On our way to baseball practice this morning my son and I spotted a huge bird sitting in an open soccer field located in Harrisburg Pennsylvania. When I stopped the car and stepped out to take a closer look an immature bald eagle took flight with a tuft of fir or animal hair falling from its empty talons. It must have been a near miss for some lucky animal that morning. The eagle flew towards the woods with crows in hot pursuit. Thank you for the exiting morning Mr. Eagle and we hope you have better success on your next hunt!
I live in Waverly PA, just north of Scranton. I was sitting on my back porch this morning with my dog, and watched a young bald eagle catch a rabbit and eat it on the lawn. The whole time, another eagle circled above it. We suspect the pair has been around awhile, as we have been finding remains of animals on the lawn.
He stood on the lawn and watched us as long as we watched them. Just wonderful!
I drove up my driveway today on February 21st in the early afternoon. I got out the car and just happened to look up and I see a huge bird circling probably 1500 ft in the air with a white head, dark brown body and white tail. I think to myself could that be a bald eagle? Do they live in Pennsylvania? I quickly rush inside and ask my wife to come outside quickly to get her opinion. Just as we come outside it lands in a tree in our yard. This bird was huge, and definately a beautiful bald eagle here in Harrisburg, PA.
Bald Eagle was witnessed by three people in out family by the giant center stadium in Hershey, PA. There is a zoo nearby! Did one escape?
I've seen a bald eagle in the trees in back of my home in Crescent, PA.
February 19, 2010
Sighted a lone Bald Eagle fly south along Route 61 in Shoemakersville, PA at 9:20am February 17, 2010. The eagle was flying approx. 200 foot above the ground and the white head and tail was easily recognized. The sighting was approx. 15 miles south of Hawk Mountain.
William J. Kitsch
I'm so excited! Today, 2/15/10, at 1:14 pm, I sighted a bald eagle in my back yard! It landed on a tree branch about 20 ft off the ground. When it saw me it flew off in a westerly direction being chased by crows. This is suburban Philadelphia. I live in Jeffersonville, PA about 2 miles from the Audubon Center at Mill Grove.
New hope, Pa on the Delaware river Feb 15th 2pm. While driving over the bridge to Lambertville a large adult eagle flew right over our car, a seagull seemed to be following or chasing the eagle, traffic stopped in both directions to watch..
Febr. 14th 2010
This morning we went to Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania to get a better look at the Bald Eagle my husband had seen there for several times during the last few weeks. It is sitting in the trees next to the little lake.
On nice sunny days I had seen it soaring above Dillsburg where we live, but had never seen it this close. It was great to be able to get a few pictures.
On Thursday 02.11.10 at approximately 0845 hours, my wife and son saw a lone Bald Eagle fly over our home in Elk Township, Chester County. The Eagle was flying low enough to see a white feathers on the head and white tips on the wings. The eagle had a very large wingspan ruling out other birds common to us, living in the country.
I believe I just saw a bald eagle in Langhorne, PA, flying over the Our Lady of Grace cemetery on Route 1. White head, immense wing span; definitely not a hawk. 3:30 p.m., 2/11/10.
Spotted two eagles flying around 1:30 pm on 2/7/10. One was definatley a bald eagle with the white head and tail, the other appeared to be an eagle also, but had dark head and tail. Sighting occured approx 4 miles south of Middletown, Pa and approx 1 mile west of the Susquehanna river in Conoy Township.
Tammy Magaro (Elizabethtown)
Sighted a lone Bald Eagle, sitting in a tree along Rte. 1 South, just south of Kennett Square, PA. The tree was on the property of the Loch Narin Golf Club, close to the roadway. The sighting took place at @ 1:30 P.M on Wednesday, 2/3/2010.
Seen two Bald Eagles sitting in tree along the Delaware River, in Bensalem Penna. Jan 19,2010 11:45 still are there as of 3:15 PM.
I sighted a bald eagle while driving to work this morning. It was approximately 8:00am in the Hazelwood section of Pittsburgh, PA when I was crossing the Glenwood bridge (Route 885 inbound) when all of a sudden a giant dark bird swooped up from below the bridge and landed on the side railing. It was so big that at first I thought it was a person and then I noted the dark body and white head and I realized it was a bald eagle!
It began to take flight as I was driving past and it flew right over my car - only about 12 feet above me! It's wingspan was at least 6 feet wide. The large bird continued north along the Monongahela River after leaving the bridge. It was huge and peaceful and majestic and stunning and graceful...I felt so lucky to be in that place at that time to see it.
I never thought it was possible that bald eagles could be in Pittsburgh, PA!
A mature bald eagle glided about 50' over my head at the parking area of the Perkiomen Trailhead at Route 113, Perkiomen Township, Pennsylvania about 1:00 PM on January `4, 2010.
Jim Seydel, Skippack, PA
Spotted a Bald Eagle while riding the Perkiomen Trail in Montgomery County PA. I was just North of Rt. 113. The bird flew out of some trees on the trail and perched itself on one of the power line towers that line the trail heading into Evansburg State Park. Was very cool to see. This was on 01/01/2010.
Andy Wendler, Skippack Pennsylvania
I was at Zoo America in Hershey, PA taking pictures of the snow owls when they started to look up in the sky. I thought it was funny how far they could turn their heads while keeping watch above. So I glanced at the sky to see what they were looking at when a bald eagle soared above us. It was heading WNW flying right over Hersheypark. I even managed to get a quick picture before it went out of sight.
Aaron Snyder (Hershey PA)
I am in southern Chester county pa Lincoln university and this am (dec 29th) a bald eagle soared past my bedroom window it flew past several times then landed in a tree.
Bald Eagle Watch - February 06, 2010
Kinzua Dam, Warren County, PA - 9am to 3pm
Contact US Corps of Engineers - 814 726 0661
Program at Visitor Center below the Dam presented by PA Game Commission
Courtesy of Wendi Donachy
12/17/09 Saw a mature bald eagle in a field between Jennersville and Kemblesville, Pennsylvania (southern Chester County).
12/1/09 Saw a mature bald eagle soaring at almost roof level in front of our home in Unionville, Pennsylvania (southern Chester County).
11/12/09 Saw a mature bald eagle sitting in a lone tree in a large field at Fairhill, Maryland.(northern Maryland, just south of the PA state line.)
In all three sighting, I was close enough to get a great view without binoculars. This makes three sightings in just about a month’s time, and until now, the only other place I had seen them was at the Conowingo Dam in Maryland.
Two bald eagles flew over my house 12/06/09 in Chalfont PA heading towards Lake Galena where I've seen them numerous times. I just happened to be outside taking pictures of other birds at my feeders.
A mature Bald Eagle has returned to our farm fields twice in the last week. We are located in Tunkhannock, PA – Wyoming County. We have a large farm pond and are two miles from the Susquehanna River.
I live in Haverford Township in Pennsylvania, and today I saw a bald eagle over my neighborhood for the second time in the last 8 months. My neighbor tells me he has seen them in and around our neighborhood many times. We are in the Pilgrim Gardens section of Haverford Twp.
I spotted a Bald Eagle On Thanksgiving morning about 10:30 AM just south of Mercersburg, PA. There may have been two since I spotted another, or the same eagle, about a mile from the first sighting.
J. W. Keefe
Delaware County, PA - St. Davids
On Thanksgiving morning a bald eagle flew in front my car and landed in a large tree near duck ponds in my neighborhood. I was able to turn the car around, grab my kids and camera and get some shots of the bird before he flew off.
Sat 3:30pm Nov 7 Media PA circling over the soccer fields
I live in Newville Pennsylvania (cumberland county, zip 17241). I saw this eagle fly down, pick up something and take it back to the tree to eat. I have attached the photos I took of it.
I have seen an eagle in this same tree in September of 2006.
I sighta Bald Eagle on Saturday Nov. 7 2009 flying over Ellport Pa.,at 9:15 AM. I live close to the slippery rock creek & connquenessing creek comes to a point.
Spotted a bald eagle flying in front of my car while traveling west on Mauch Chunk Street toward Gracedale in Nazareth, Pa. Witnessed by my wife and three grandsons. What a beautiful sight. Time was around 4:15 P.M. on October 31, 2009. The eagle was flying about 35 feet above my car heading in the same direction as we were.
10/31/09, Skippack, PA - While driving through Skippack, PA on Route 73, an eagle flew over the road just in front of our car. Don't know enough about them to know if it was an adult or a juvenile, or male or female, but it was still great to see.
Friday Oct 30 Conshohocken PA 19428
West 6th ave near Colwell lane at 8:30am. Very large juvenile flying east. Wonderful way to start the morning while heading to work. Saw a mature eagle way back in 1995 in Plymouth Meeting.
In the summer of 2007, my husband, myself & a friend were boating on the Susquehanna river, on the Safe Harbor Dam. We were anchored, just floating on tubes in the water, enjoying the beautiful warm summer sun. Out of nowhere we heard this screeching sound coming close to us. We looked around to see an adult bald eagle, swoop down on the water, grab a fish, & fly away to a tree on the river bank. He was within approximately 30' of us. A sight I will never forget. To this day when I tell the story or think about it, I get goose bumps all over. I was even lucky enough to get a picture of this beautiful eagle. I have also spotted bald eagles at Blue Marsh Lake near Reading, PA.
Suzanne Rivera - Myerstown, PA
I spotted one today in Exton, PA off of Swedesford Road. WOW!
Noreen R. Davish
I saw two bald eagles circling above my house on Sunday October 11 at
noon.I live about 8 miles south of Uniontown Pa. just outside of Smithfield.
There are several pairs of Bald Eagles at Lake Raystown in Huntingdon County Pennsylvania. My boyfriend and I were floating down the Juniata River this summer and had the pleasure of watching them catch fish; they were only about 50 feet away from us. It was truly an amazing site to see. I have also seen a pair of Bald Eagles at Curwensville Lake in Clearfield County Pennsylvania.
Today (October 5, 2009), I was on the Pennsylvania Turnpike on my way back to California, PA, from Harrisburg. As I was pulling into the exit lane to get off at the Sideling Hill rest area, a mature male bald eagle flew across the Turnpike right over my car. I was amazed; I had never seen one in nature before.
I saw an eagle 3 weeks ago in Bensalem just north of Philadelphia. It was over route 1 where it crosses Neshaminy Creek. It didn't look much bigger than a big crow to me but the white head and tail could be seen as plain as day. That's the first one I ever saw in the wild. I always look at large birds to see if there's hawk or a crow but this time it was
Fred Reiher from Pa.
I was traveling through Johnsonburg Pennsylvania on September 18, 2009 at about 6:00pm when I observed a bald eagle in flight over the city proper.
I have seen several sightings in the past 3 yrs ... In Crawford county,Pa..In the Geneva swamp area there is a pair of bald eagles there..The Saegertown area I have seen One.. Warren county Pa.. Just recently I saw an eagle in Youngsville, pa 9/18/09.. I also saw one in down town Warren...and I saw an eagle about 5 mile north OF Tidioute,Pa Flying over the Allegany River..I can't remember the exact dates but they were all this year for the one s I saw in Warren county...The ones in Crawford County were in the last 2 and half years...I just found this web sight and thought I would share this with everyone...
Greg Frain.. Meadville,Pa
Bald Eagle spotted for two consecutive days in State College PA/ Wednesday 2-18-09, Thursday 2-19-09, on perch across RT 26(E.College Ave) (east side) from Nittany Mall / Sears parking lot. He's perched watching the open field at the top of a large tree..
I saw one hovering over Route 30 in Exton, Pennsylvania, which is about 20 miles northwest of Philadelphia, and about 2 miles west of Valley Forge National Park. It was alone, and seemed lost. It was over a fairly congested, populated, and industrial section, which also seemed odd. The night before, we had some of the strongest winds I have experienced in my life. I'm thinking perhaps his nest was blown away and he was looking for a place to live. Or, perhaps he was blown away, off course, and lost.
Michael J. Salek
We spotted a mature Bald Eagle at 2:30 today, February 14, 2009.
1 mile north of Northampton, Pa. Approximately 1 mile from Lehigh River. I know 2 locals who have spotted it within 2 - 3 miles of this spot since December 2008. Beautiful mature Eagle!
Jon & Kim Graham
I believe that I saw a bald eagle today, Feb. 11, 2009 around 9:10 am in West Chester, PA. Travelling sw on Airport Road past the West Chester Resevoir, the eagle was standing on the man-made retaining ledges. From a distance, I thought it was a turkey vulture with a big piece of paper in its mouth. I pulled over and stopped to get a perfect view of the large bird with white head and neck. It then took off back over the water.
Mary Noel Ellis Hall
Feb. 8, 2009
We were coming home from Coniwingo Dam where we saw no eagles, we were crossing the Susquehanna River just north of Peach Bottom Pa., on the west side of the river when we saw a mature bald eagle flying over the highway.
We were driving down to our local horse barn in Brogue, Pennsylvania when my friend spotted a Bald Eagle flying over a small copse of trees to the left of the car. We saw it only for a few minutes before it disapeared, but it was most certainly a Bald Eagle. This was our first up-close sighting (before I've only seen them from a distance) and it was thrilling!!
I was walking my dogs near my home in East Donegal Twp. January 10th and saw several Turkey Buzzards, which are very common where we live but for some reason I took a closer look and saw one of the birds was different. At first I spotted the white head and at first I couldn't believe what I was seeing. Then it flew very close to directly overhead and I saw the white tail and I was sure it was a Bald Eagle. It continued to circle overhead so I quickly turned around and headed for home to get my binoculars. It was now flying toward my house but I lost sight of it because we have a very mature wooded lot. I came out with my binoculars but it was gone. However it was still quite a thrill.
Mt. Joy PA
Yesterday, 1/20/09, I was in my kitchen cooking and looking out the window when I saw a huge, beautiful bald eagle. It was about 4:15 pm. It was flying in a northerly direction, not too high and I got a very clear look at it. We live in Coplay, PA and are not too far from the Blue Mountain range. I talked with a neighbor who told me that her husband saw the eagle as well. Very exciting!
On Friday, 1-16-2009, I witnessed a Bald Eagle flying west following the Lehigh River from the south bank of the river just east of the Fahy Bridge. I was eating my lunch in my truck, it was approximately 12:15 PM. I saw it for about 25 seconds, there is no doubt it was a mature Bald Eagle.
I thought I was seeing things yesterday, we were driving down Rt837 along the Mon river near the Waterfront in Homestead Pa on January 16 2009, and I saw what I thought was an eagle soaring over the river, it was about 1:30 in the afternoon. I was a bit skeptical until I found this website and saw the sighting reported at Point Park. It was a large dark bodied bird with a solid white head and neck. I have no doubt now that it was an Eagle.
I thought I must be mistaken but I see from other sightings on this website that it could be possible. I just saw Bald Eagle flying over Point State Park, were the three rivers meet, in downtown Pittsburgh. I saw the majestic creature at 11:30 am on 1/16/09.
Not a 100% certain sighting as I was driving at 45 mph on my way to
work and only caught a brief glimpse before the bird was behind me.
But above Route 352 in Delaware County, PA between Elwyn and Route 1
by the The Williamson Trade School. What I thought at first was a
turkey vulture since it was that big and gliding but had a white head
and the characteristic spread fingers look at wings end. On the
northbound side of the road there is a deer carcass and maybe that's
what the bird was interested in. I'd be curious if anyone else also
saw it so I can confirm that it was a Bald Eagle.
January 6, 2009
Saw the 2nd Bald Eagle in a month flying along Rt. 28 north of Pittsburgh.
The first one was about 2 weeks ago on Rt. 28 between RIDC Park and Harmorville exits, above where PennDot just put up the new retaining wall.
The second was a day or two ago a few miles north on Rt. 28 between the Natrona Heights and Millerstown exits.
I've seen plenty of Bald Eagles at their winter nests near Alton, IL, but these were the first I've ever seen in PA.
Sighted a mature bald eagle in Exton, PA at 11:40am, January 6, 2009. In the undeveloped West Whiteland Twp park, it was easily seen from Swedesford Road.
The eagle was still in the tree at 12:15pm.
Rosedale Rd & Maple Shade Rd
Kirkwood, Pa 17536
December 16, 2008
I had the pleasure of seeing a Mature Bald eagle this past Tuesday while driving to work. I didn't realize what I was seeing till I got closer. I was in such awe, I had to stop and watch it till it took off in flight.
Theresa A. Pratt
I work out of an office building up near Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA and I almost didn't believe it when I saw it. There was a huge bald eagle cruising by outside. It flew right past the office, over the baseball stadium and headed south towards the Wilkes Barre area. It was an awesome sight to see! First time I've ever seen one in person, outside of a park anyway.
While traveling along the Ohio River in Jefferson County yesterday (Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008) and passing the New Cumberland Locks and Dam, I noticed a biiiig bird with a heavy wing-beat preparing to land on the northernmost part of the pier closest to land. To my surprise, it was a beautiful bald eagle! No mistake—it was fully mature. For a second I saw it stand there majestically before focusing on the road once more. Glad there was a 40 mph speed trap through the little town preceding this vision-- might have missed it otherwise!
--Patricia Demjan, Bradford, PA
I saw and photographed a bald eagle in Edinboro PA this morning-check out my blog www.morningsunstudio.typepad.com to see the photos. Also on my Flickr account under morningsunstudio He was GLORIOUS!!
I live in Watsontown, PA. Just spotted a bald eagle flying around my house (2 p.m.), Monday, October 20, 2008. First time I've ever seen one around. Very interesting to see.
While purchasing gasoline at a local station here in Lewistown, PA (along rt. 22 near the Juniata River) a mature Bald Eagle flew up from under the nearby railroad bridge within 100 yards from me. It flew parallel with rt. 22 until it reached the "River Bridge" on rt. 103 where the wonderful bird swooped up over the bridge and flew up river where it could be seen soaring for several minutes. Two employees working at the gas station saw the Bald Eagle as well and we were all awestruct at it's beauty...it is a good thing to see our National Bird making a comeback.
- Rick Koontz
Brandyine River - Saturday 3/15/08 - Near intersection of Creek Rd. and Bullock Rd. by river. Chadds Ford, PA 8:30 AM
I saw a beautiful mature Bald Eagle above the
soccer fields at Eastern University today, Sunday,
March 9th. I pointing the Eagle out to every soccer
fan in my vincinity. On this windy, cold, and clear
March day, everyone was very pleased to see this
spectacular bird backdropped against the cloudless
Eastern University is 20 minutes away from Valley
Forge and 35 mintues away from Philadelphia, Pa. I
know last year there was a nesting pair down in the
Navy Yard in Philadelphia.
Will Haines, Narberth, Pa.
Sunday, March 1, 2008
Next to a dead deer in the field behind our house, we
spotted a large bird lying on the ground with its
wings completely spread out. We didn't know it was a
bald eagle until it sat up and we could see its white
head and then it took flight and we watched it soar in
the sky slightly above the tree tops.
Mature Bald Eagle on snag by Little Conestoga Bridge at Marsh Creek State Park, Eagle, Pa.
Today 2/18/08 in Bristol Borough, PA I saw what seemed to be a Turkey Vulture Flying very high (especially for a vulture) overhead. When the bird banked in a turn I noticed that it had a white head and tail. Low and behold it turned out to be a Bald Eagle. I thought, could this actually be possible? Soon a person walked up to me and asked what I was looking at and I replied, "I think it's an eagle, notice the white head and tail." He stated that he saw something resembling the description I gave earlier and that it was a huge bird when he saw it and was flying much lower. It is nice to see wildlife reemerging in our area.
Bald eagle spotted, quarter to four on 2/16/08, near Pennsburg PA from Layfield Road causeway on the Green Lane Reservoir. Large fellow standing near a large hole the ice, about 200 yards from the road, dining on an unidentifiable carcass.
I just wanted to mention that I made a 100% positive sighting of a Bald Eagle in Brookville, PA on Friday afternoon at 4:00 pm February 15, 2008.
I was leaving working and waiting between the Chevrolet Dealer and the Bridge over North Fork Creek (Route 28 & 322 North) for the traffic to move at the red light. The eagle was soaring above the Ace Hardware store for about 1 to 3 minutes then soared in the direction of Mikes Comet(south) where I lost sight of it. It was by itself and Incredibly beautiful!
I'm not sure if the Eagle has been seen in the area or not, I've not heard of any other sightings personally.
If you Google map the address 2 East main Street, Brookville, PA 15825, you will see the exact location. The North Fork Creek flows under this Main Street/ Route 28 & 322 road.
On Saturday morning, February 16, 2008 a beautiful Bald Eagle perched in a tree in my back yard in West Chester, PA near the Brandywine River. It was a juvenile with a head full of brown feathers and stayed long enough to capture some nice video - what a beautiful site!
We spotted, and viewed under binoculars, a mature, large, bald eagle perched high above the Perkiomen Creek in Montgomery County Pennsylvania. The eagle was viewable south of the Route 113 bridge. After 10 minutes, the bird flew off flying south along the Perkiomen Creek. The wing span was approximately 8 feet. We waited and did not see an accompanying eagle companion. This location is also excellent for viewing King Fishers & Ospreys.
Nicholas Macaulay & Heather Wallace
Thursday, February 7, 2008; 11:30 AM
I'm not an avid bird watcher, but I enjoy spotting red tail hawks between West Chester and King of Prussia on my ride to and from work.
On Thursday I was driving Northbound on Rte 202 at Chesterbrook Boulevard. I saw an enormous bird (thought it was a turkey vulture; same size perhaps bigger) but it was not gliding like a vulture. It was flying southbound about 100 feet above the ground.
As it approached I saw the distinctive white head and white tail. I continued to watch as it soared over my sun roof. I was awestruck ... so much so I nearly tripped the remore radar detector of the T/E police officer sitting on the on ramp. : )
I had made it a goal to one day travel to some remote place of the US like Alaska or Wyoming to see a bald eagle. I can't believe I saw one vitually in my back yard!
Pennsylvania 02-07-08 Harrisburg, 1619hrs EST While crossing the Susquehanna river, in northbound lane. I spotted the bird while crossing the river just south of the bridge. No mistaking the soaring plank. The adult was 200ft overhead when I reached the other side, about.
Michael A sankovich
Traveling home to Lewistown,PA on Old Route 22 just outside Mifflintown, I spotted a mature Bald Eagle soaring high in the sky. This was the third time in a few weeks that I have seen a Bald Eagle close to Mifflintown and as we crossed directly under the Eagle, it's tail and head were aglow with the setting sun. The return of the Eagle is truly a blessing for us to enjoy. What an awesome and regal spectacle!
Rick Koontz Lewistown,PA
This morning, as my son and I were traveling west on rt 322 north of
Harrisburg (shortly before the Midway exit in Perry County), we saw a bald
eagle perched high in a sycamore tree overlooking the Juniata River (it was
on the far side of the river). Fortunately, we had binoculars with us and
were able to get a very good look. I lived in Minnesota for two years and
have seen many bald eagles. This was DEFINITELY a bald eagle! This was the
same location where I thought I had seen one about three weeks earlier as I
was driving the same route. We saw the eagle at about 10:30 in the morning.
Later in the afternoon, around 4:00, as we were traveling back on rt 322
east, we spotted the eagle again still perched in the same tree. If you
travel rt 322, keep your eyes open in this area!
Saw an immature bald eagle in a tree along US30 near PA100 in Chester County, PA. The bird was huge - much larger than a hawk, and had splotchy white spots on its breast. What a sight!
I had seen bald eagles in Nova Scotia and Oregon, but here was one 2 miles from where I work. Wonderful treat on a 60 degree January day.
I spotted two bald eagles perched on a tree on the north side of I-84 between the exits for Milford, PA and Matamoros, PA. (right near the PA, NY, and NJ boarders) They were amazing to see. I spotted them from so far away. At first I thought that it was a weird spot for two spots of snow to be in a tree and as I got closer I saw they were bald eagles. It is my first time to see them in the wild. God bless America!
I saw a bald eagle today (Jan 5, 2008) in Chester County Pennsylvania near West Chester, PA.
This morning at 9:40 am I had the good fortune to view two bald eagles soaring low over my workplace at Reading Precast Inc. located on Route 61 in Leesport, PA. They circled overhead a few times and then headed northwest. What an awesome sight!!
We live just outside Kennett Square, PA near the Longwood Gardens property, lots of open space and ponds. New Year's Day morning 1/1/08, we saw a huge bird perched at the top of the tallest tree in our back yard. On closer inspection with binoculars we could see the distinctive white head. We get buzzards and hawks in the area frequently, but this was something special. The bird stayed in tree for about ten minutes the flew off.