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On February 8, 2015, I was on my way to church on Hwy 6 in Calhoun County, South Carolina. I spotted a bald eagle in a field eating a deer carcass. This was the second sighting of an eagle which occurred several years ago on the same highway on a Sunday morning leaving for church out of the town of Elloree, South Carolina. I was amazed to see this bird as he flew from the top of a telegraph pole and landed on the ground and walked around for a few seconds.
Patricia C. Bradley
South Carolina
I saw a small size Bald Eagle flying over SC 460 near Anne Springs Close Greenway around noon today (1/10/14). Beautiful sight - I had never seen one in this area before.
Darrell Williams
Driving back to my house off of Shelly mullis, indian land, sc 29707 12:15 pm 1/3/15. I just saw a bald eagle grabbing a presumably dead snake out of the middle of the street. It was being chased by four other birds. I followed it around 500 yards, absolutely amazing to see.
Justin Nifong
I saw a bald eagle flying around the Lake Murray Dam area along South Lake Drive, in Lexington, South Carolina. It was beautiful! I was a passenger in a car and it was flying alongside and above us. Made my day!
Lisa Schwaberow
I saw a bald eagle in Anderson South Carolina today December 16, 2014 About 1:00 pm
Michelle Cornforth
Stepping from my car in Fort Mill, SC about 11:00a on 12/10/2014, I stopped to watch a bald eagle soar against a clear, blue, sunshine sky until it disappeared below the treetops of the Anne Springs Close Greenway.
Robert A. Littlefield
Summerville, SC
On 12/7/14 at 3:30pm, while out walking our dog in Wescott Plantation, a bald eagle flew over our heads into a heavily treed area off of Markley Blvd near Robeson Place.
Tracy McLaughlin
In Florence South Carolina, my husband and I live on a lake. It has natural areas as well. They are preparing for spillway repair and have lowered the lake down significantly. I then saw the mature bald eagle soaring above our lake.
Virginia Ervin
My husband and I were walking the Lake Murray Dam in Lexington, SC on Sunday, January 19, 2014 when we spotted a bald eagle flying along the edge of the water front. It was beautiful to see!!!
Kathryn Hall
On January 14 around 5:15 pm, I saw an eagle flying low in front of me near my dock on Lake Murray in South Carolina. It flew right past me, made some eagle calls, and landed in the top of a tree near my house on the water. There was not a nest there. The eagle was just checking out the lake. I took many photos of that beautiful bird as it sat there almost a half an hour at the top of the pine tree. Then, it flew off, and I could hear those wings in the wind. It was such a wonderful, wonderful experience for me. I also saw an eagle on November 21 last year flying right past my dock. They are out there on the lake and at the rivers. Wonderful birds!
Marjorie Kneece
For the second day in a row we've had a bald eagle in our back yard tree. Yesterday, the first day, we even watched what appeared to be a golden eagle attack the bald eagle, scaring him off. Our location is CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA (West Ashley area).
Matthew Roden
I work in Fort Mill, SC. I stepped out of the office and saw a bald eagle flying over our building.
It was very close to Carowins and Interstate 77.
Chad Nguyen
A Bald Eagle spent the day on our dock at Goat Island, Isle of Palms, SC. 12/31/13. What a wonderful way to end the year.
Margaret Thompson
I just saw a bald eagle on my run on Providence Road in south Charlotte. He flew low over the trees by Lakeside Drive and on towards Providence Plantation. It was beautiful! I'm so glad to have been running at that exact time! The only other time I saw one was on the way to the Outer Banks last summer. I hope I see him again.
Megan Jacik, December 12, 2013
North Charleston, SC 12/5/2013 @ 12:00 noon on Wescott Dr. We saw a Bald Eagle on the shore of the pond across from the Clubhouse. He/she was eating what appeared to be a rabbit. Later at 1:00 pm he was still in the area perched in a pine near the pond.
Joe Brinson
On Saturday, November 30, 2013 my husband and I were hiking on the Foothills trail and stopped at a lookout 3.6 miles up the trail from the Nature Center in Table Rock State park. The outcrop of rock is on the SE side of Pinnacle Mountain, latitude 35.02878 deg North, longitude 82.73469 deg West. We saw, and photographed a bald eagle flying at eye level, heading west. It was a beautiful sight to behold!
Lynn and Mike Adams
Bald eagle sighting on Wednesday oct 30! Lady's island, SC near the intersection of Sams point rd and Mary Elizabeth drive. Had a squirrel in its talons!
Allie Mayer
My husband and I were driving on SC 9 on Monday, October 14 around 2 pm and saw a bald eagle take off across a field after examining something on the side of the road. Didn't know they were around here. Great sight.
Pamela L. Reece
I spotted a pair of Bald Eagles flying over highway 178 between Orangeburg and Wolfton SC between 12 and 1 pm on Oct 15, 2013.
Ron Hall
On 10/08/13 around 8:45 am, I spotted a Bald Eagle eating from a roadkill on Hwy 17 N towards Charleston from Beaufort SC ... Amazing!!!!
Mauricio Trujillo
I spotted a bald eagle flying over Houston Northcut Bld. in Mt. Pleasant, SC around 6:00PM on Friday, September 27, 2013. I have seen hundreds of Bald Eagles in my native MN, but this was my first sighting in SC! Awesome!!!
Jennifer Stout
This morning at 9:32am, I saw this huge bird land in the top of a tree across they way... Had my camera in hand, getting ready to take a walk... I thought it was the hawk that hangs around but when I came in to edit my photos and saw the photo where he turned and looked at me, whoooaaaa, it's an eagle!
I've never seen one in the wild before, that was absolutely amazing for me!!!!
Address: Harris Ave @ Major Street, Belton, SC
Theresa Buchanan
We saw 1 lone Bald Eagle on Highway #9 just outside Pagland South Carolina. We stopped and watched it for about 5 min until it dove very fast caught something and Flew up into the woods and I lost site.
Bryan And Cathy Carpenter
Monroe North Carolina
Today in Sumter SC My wife, daughter and I saw a Bald Eagle sitting in a shallow pond off McCray's Mill Road. I tried to take a picture of it before it flew away, but all I had was my phone and was having a hard time seeing the display. Saw a hawk dead in some trees hanging by a wing 2 days earlier. I'm wondering if he had a run-in with our new neighbor.
Marlin Derk
My wife spotted a Bald Eagle today. We were at the Goose Creek city hall park in SC. Only spotted the one bird, probably checking out the pond, lots of geese. There is the Goose Creek Reservoir nearby.
Michael Burgoon
I saw two bald eagles today on Pinckney Island, South Carolina, near Hilton Head. There were 2 of us in our bird watching party. It was about 4:30, chilly day. We saw the larger of the two fly overhead, and over the water & trees. Less than a minute later, another bald eagle, smaller than the first one, flew in the same direction over the same trees. Neither appeared again. Beautiful to see in the wild!
Jamie Tinkertini
07/1/2012 I was leaving for work, walked out the front door there was a Bald Eagle standing on my street. I live off Dorchester Road in North Chaleston SC it eating some on the street. I went into house to get someone else to make sure I wasn't seeing things. It flew away by the time we came back, but it didnt fly far. It was on a light post accross the street with sea guils flying over it. It sat there for a minute and flew away. Took picture but didnt come out that well. It was beautiful to watch flying away.
Rickey Greene
North Charleston, SC
Today, Oct. 22, 2012, a little after 10am, I saw 2 Bald Eagles in my back yard. I was stepping off of the back porch of my parents house and looked toward mine to see 2 Eagles in what I believe was a mating dance approximately 125 ft away. When I saw them they were only about 20 feet in the air, obviously full grown, and spiraling toward the ground while clutching at each other face to face. They stopped less than 2ft above ground and flew off across the field behind us. Its still stuck in my mind 10 hours later!
Jenny Nance
Moncks Corner, SC
October 13, 14, 2012
We were 2 of only 4 people who had the amazing experience of seeing a bald eagle this weekend. We were on a weekend vacation and spent the day on Mitchellville Beach, Hilton Head Island, SC. When the tide went out, we walked across the beach and saw the eagle just standing at the water's edge. He was there for a long time and we moved closer and closer and took several pictures. When we got too close he took off and flew to the nearby woods. The next day we went out walking again in the same general area and while sitting on the beach we watched him fly by over the ocean and then fly back to the stand of trees he went to the day before. It was my first ever experience of seeing a bald eagle so close.
Debbie Schreck
Upper Rockyford Lake, Richland County, South Carolina
Becca Jones
While driving home from winnsboro SC to Camden I saw my first Bald Eagle in the wild. It was between Winnsboro and Ridgeway on hwy 34 Just east of I 77. No doubt about it..
Charles Housley
We are traveling NE up from Georgetown, SC, on the Waccamaw River on our True North power boat Elizabeth Ann. At 12:13 p.m. I noticed a bird fly across the river to land on a tree on the eastern bank. At first I thought it was a gull but it didn't look quite right. After it lit in the tree I was able to get a good look at it with the binoculars and confirmed my suspicion: it was a beautiful bald eagle! That was my second sighting of one in the wild. My first was last March on the ICW just south of Jacksonville Beach, FL.
Judy King
Liberty SC
When we moved from NYC 7 years ago here to Neeses, SC the RE agent told us there were Bald Eagles not too far from us but that they weren't usually seen here. Well this past Sunday, 10/16/11 at around 1pm I watched awestruck as I saw an Eagle rising up, soaring over our pond. It took me a minute to realize I was watching an Eagle, but the white head and tail told me this was no buzzard! I will watch for its return but I know once you are actively looking, you usually don't see. The accidental sighting is the best!
Gena Hegelman
Hartsville, SC: We live on Patrick Highway, about 2 miles north of the city of Hartsville. All summer we have occasionally observed a pair of bald eagles soaring high over our ponds and creeks. We have not been able to see one close up, but it is easy to recognize the eagles by their bright white heads and tails. I hope they were nesting, but we have not been able to figure out where the nest might be. On October 7 and again on October 8, 2011, I also observed a bald eagle flying over the creek and lake near the Sonoco Products plant in Hartsville.
Betty McGalliard.
While driving home from work today, Wednesday January 11, 2011 on Hwy-52 near the oakley road intersection I noticed a large quantity of birds flying around above the treeline which is nothing odd for that area due to the county landfill being in that same vacinity. As I got closer to the mass of soring birds two of them stood out as bright as day with black bodies and angle white heads and tailfeathers. It was with no dought to me Bald Eagles. I was looking at two Bald Eagles which appeared to be playing in flight as they tumbled and flew in the air above me as I drove by. Having moved here almost two years ago from Arizona, I never knew this beautiful and majestic creature could be sharing its home with me. The first thing I did when I got home was to research the bird and sure enough the information it gave me was the Bald Eagle was known to be living around the Cypress Garden swamp areas of Berkeley county in South Carolina. My siting was around 3p.m. in the afternoon, so you can bet on my drive home I will be looking to see them again.
Rod Castleberry
Bonneau, SC
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