Had a beautiful bald eagle perched high in our backyard today.
On September 29, 2014 a young eagle (molting, no white head but large) was standing in yard. He had caught a prey that looked like a small furry animal and was trying to eat it in our lakeside front yard. He was then joined by another eagle who looked just like him. They began to fight over the prey. The adult eagle which appeared smaller arrived and stood between the two younger eagles. The adult eagle took the prey and flew off to the right and the other two flew together in the opposite direction. It seemed like the adult was in charge and the other two sensed it and the fight was over.
SIMMs Lake Gordon, WI.
9-20-2014 My husband & I were driving east on Hwy 16 just before exit 187 in Pewaukee,WI when an adult Bald Eagle flew right over our car & headed into a field on the other side of the highway. I've heard of sightings in the Lake Country area but this was our first time seeing one here.
Saw one at mile marker 164.5 on I-94 perched on a dead tree south of I-94 on Sept 11, 2014.
From Big Flats WI, on 8-3-2014
From East Trout Valley Road, I had turned onto Brown Deer Road, just over a branch of the Roch-a-cri river, heading west at about 10:30am, when a Bald Eagle Flew right in front and over my car and up into a tree along the river. I stopped my car and took some pics with my phone, but the pics were real grainy and hard to make out that an eagle was really up in a tree. I stayed and watched the eagle for a bit and decided to go back to my cabin (in hopes the eagle would still be there) and grab my camera. To my surprise, the eagle was still there for me to take several pics. I have seen Eagles in this area of my cabin before. I would love to know if this area is just a pass through on their way to a winter home or have they made a home somewhere close? I'll just have to keep watching!!
This morning on my way to work, an eagle took flight from a field and flew over my car on HWY 57 just south of Hwy H in Fredonia, WI
What an incredible bird. I’ve seen them up in the Dells area for years, but never in more populated areas.
have 2 bald eagles taking turns eating a dead dear on a lake in Price county WI.
Just saw a large adult bald eagle feeding on a duck, just across from Tenney Park, Madison Wi. Saw it about 4pm.
I was driving north on Lincoln Memorial Drive along the lake shore in Milwaukee, WI at dusk on Monday, February 10, 2014 and a large adult bald eagle flew over my car. It appeared to be headed to Lake Michigan. I was shocked as I've never seen an eagle in Milwaukee but I have spent many great days eagle watching in Michigan's upper peninsula on Portage Lake as we have an eagle's nest within a 1/4 mile of my lake home. I hope this is the first of many more Milwaukee eagle sightings for me.
Friday February 7, 3:00 p.m. Saw 2 bald eagles above the Tenney Park ice rink in Madison, WI. First time in 25 years that I have seen an eagle within the city.
Saw a large bald eagle fly across the road in front of me on hwy 145 in Menomonee falls by waste management this morning about 7:30 am feb 1st 2014.
I saw a bald eagle land in the field behind my house in Hartford Wisconsin Saturday Feb. 1st.2014 just to the west of the high school. There were some crows coming and going at this sight, probably a dead animal of sorts. Then the eagle came in and the crows flew off. The eagle left and flew in to a large tree and began eating the dead animal (rabbit?). The crows followed it and pestered it for a good time. Took the eagle about half hour to finish eating the prey.
Rochester, Wisconsin (Racine County)
We were driving south on Cty W just south of the town of Rochester when we saw a pair of bald eagles flying over the Illinois Fox River. The pair took up perch in a large tree over looking the river right where it turns to the east.
Mr and Mrs Schesick
This morning around 8:00 A.M I went out to fill my bird feeders. Afterwards, as I was walking back from getting the newspaper, I noticed a large bird flying toward me and as it got closer I saw it's great white head and tail feathers! This was very mature large bald Eagle flying about 80 feet above my head heading north. I lived here in Hartland over thirty years and this was the first time I've seen one here in Hartland!
I came out of my house to see an eagle circling my backyard about 50 feet up. What a spectacular sight. Because of its size, I thought it was a turkey at first, but it flew so effortlessly I immediately realized it must be something else. I was able to watch it for 30-40 seconds before it went past the tree line, but what a sight. Kenosha county, 3 miles south of Bong Recreation area.
Green Bay Wisconsin, Fox River, downtown between Walnut street and Main Street bridges
I saw a smaller eagle flying near Stone Bank Road in Merton, Wi. It was such an amazing sight! I have seen them around the Mississippi and Up North, but I have not seen one in this area until today.
It made my day!
We were driving west on Ryan Road yesterday and near the Industrial Park (5100 West Ryan Road) I saw an Eagle. I had to take a double-take.
I spotted a bald eagle in my front yard. I live between Rochester and Burlington, WI. I stepped outside to take a picture of the snow and heard a branch cracking. Looked over and saw a huge bird with the white tail about 75 feet away from the house. I tried to get a picture but it took off before I could get one. Flew to the east first then came back and flew towards Burlington. Great to see. Last time I saw one here was well over 20 years ago.
11/22/13 - I was 1/2 mile north of Wind Point Lighthouse in Racine on shoreline. I happened to look up and saw a Bald Eagle flying overhead. It made several passes over the trees and then flew west.
11-11-2013 at about 8:00am on my way to work, I saw a big mature Bald Eagle, perched on either a post or a remnant of an old tree. I could not believe my eyes, did some research to be sure it was possible. I observed it from my car a few miles south of Hartford Wisconsin in a swampy area by Hwy K and Hwy E. By the time I tuned around for a 2nd look, it was gone! I will be looking for it for some time in the future.
Roy Henning, Hartford, WI
10-26-13 While out walking dog along road that travels along the south shore of Lake Kegonsa (Town of Pleasant Springs), saw a bald eagle flying in big swooping circles overhead. Was able to watch it for about five minutes before it took off past the lake edge flying out towards/?across the lake. It was a little after 12 noon.
Ironically, earlier this same morning, ran into someone from Oregon area who said he and his wife had also seen one in the past few days.
Town of Pleasant Springs, WI
Ashippun, Dodge county- Wisconsin.
10-13-13. Washington road. It looked like a younger eagle- it was attempting to fly with something large, but couldn't handle the weight and dropped it. Very exciting!
to my absolute surprise… we have had a pair of Bald Eagles "hanging" around for the last 5 days in Hartford, WI. They have been seen over our backyard, a mix of prairie, large trees and marsh (there is a creek that runs thru as well). Between Hwy 83, Arthur Road and Main Street.
What a treasure to see these!
Jim and Kristin Stricker and girls!
Last year we saw on near Hwy ES and Hwy NN in Mukwonago. We also saw two flying very high over our subdivision near Hwy ES and Hwy XX in the Town of Vernon.
February 27, 2013. A bald eagle flew extremely low out of our marsh/wooded area, over our home and towards the intersection of Hwy XX and Hwy ES. The bird was heading northeast. This was in the Town of Vernon, WI.
While driving on Hwy B, near Thunderbird Rd, (Genoa City, WI), I spotted two Bald Eagles perched atop a large roadside tree around 4:15 PM. Upon my return trip about thirty minutes later, they had moved to tree on the opposite side of the highway.
Lake Geneva, WI=
On Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, I was driving by Prairie Home Cemetery in Waukesha, I looked up to see this huge bird. I stopped the car to have a better look and it was a bald eagle. I have never seen an eagle in Waukesha County, although I have heard there are a few. If only I would have had my camera.
On the 28th day of January 2013 My daughter and I sighted 3 Bald eagles about 10 feet from the road by a deer carcass on CTY HWY A between Wisconsin DellsL/Lake Delton and Baraboo Wisconsin as anoher car approached from the other way they took flight so we couldn't get pictures at the carcass but did get a few in flight and in the tree(s) they flew to. This was about 11 am and on our return home we saw them in the same area just different tree and also in flight probably towards the river. Also believe what was a Golden Eagle observing them at first while they were eating the carcass but when they flew away that one didn't it proceeded to the carcass it was alone. Thought it was awesome hope to see again.
January 26, 2013 10:15 am
I was driving south on WI 57 near the town of Lyndon. I saw 2 bald eagles soaring over the Mullet River at the point it crosses Highway 57. I was amazed and excited to see them in this part of the state.
My wife & I were driving on Highway 23 East a few miles past Briggsville, WI on Saturday the 26th, 2013 at about 11am when we passed a large bird on the side of the road in a snow covered ditch. On passing we thought the bird was a Turkey or a Vulture. My wife said she thought the bird looked like an Eagle.
I decided to turn around and get a closer look at the bird. We were both extremely pleased that I made that decision, the bird turned out to be a Bald Eagle. When we approached we thought the Eagle may have been eating from the remains of a recent deer kill in the ditch. I drove slowly past the Eagle and was amazed that the Eagle allowed my wife and I to park within 10 feet while remaining in the ditch. The Eagle watched us closely but was unafraid. We've observed Eagles from a distance as well as in displays at various places but never as close as this in the open. For a few minutes I thought the Eagle might have been injured but after another vehicle approached the Eagle slowly took flight and perched in a high tree about 50 yards away.
Every morning I have 20 to 40 bald eagles fishing in front of my dock and along the river. It is the most spectacular thing I have ever seen. I have 5 sitting in my tree in the back yard now! I live in Menasha WI
Jan 10 2013 was driving west along elmwood rd in Hubertus, Wi., when I noticed several crows chasing a bald eagle as he was flying parallel to my driving direction. I was as to follow him for maybe a half mile or so then I lost sight of him.
I am excited to report that today my husband and I have been watching 2 bald eagles. We are in Delafield, Waukesha county, WI which is in the SE part of the state. Our home is up on a hill overlooking Nagawicka Lake where the eagles are currently perched on 2 trees on the island. Directly below them is a patch of open water with a few swans as well. We are quite a distance from the island, but the birds are visible with binoculars. For the past few years, we have been seeing eagles occasionally flying overhead in the summer, and this is the second time in about four years we have seen them on the island in the winter.
While driving along the Chippewa River in Eau Claire today we saw at least fifteen bald eagles. Most were sitting in trees overlooking the river, but one was down on the ice. The river was not frozen and water was open and flowing.
My husband & I took a ride that morning from the mouth of the Fox River in Green Bay, WI to Wrightstown, following the river for about 20 miles. Saw a total of about 87 eagles. We look forward to the winter months when they return to thus area for feeding.
A juvenile bald eagle has taken up residence in the back yard! Roosting and hunting from the trees (the geese and ducks are no longer hanging out here). This is on the shoreline of lake Mendota, on the isthmus, Madison Wi. A gift that keeps on giving!
I saw a Bald Eagle and 2 juvenile eagles circling above our home in Oconomowoc, Wi in the sunny skies. What an amazing Christmas gift!
Saturday 12/22/12 near the eastern shore of Lake Winneconne, WI at 11:55 am. It was sitting on the lake ice along with crows and other birds enjoying the sunshine.
Time: 2 PM
Place: Racine, WI / Wind Point Area on the shore of Lake Michigan approximately 3/4 mile North of the Wind Point Light House. The eagle was perched in a tree on the shore line. As I approached from the beach the bird flew out over the lake flying past me in a Northern direction. I then lost sight of this majestic bird since the shore line cut in thus not allowing further observation.
25 Nov, 2012 at approx 11:30am we saw a bald eagle circling overhead the intersection of 13th St and Lincoln Ave, sheboygan, WI. Appeared the eagle was hunting as it was slowly circling and drifting with the wind. Have seen eagles in other portions of wisconsin but this was a first so close to home.
I was out for a run with my dog last week when I spotted an Eagle.
We were running along the Oak Leaf Trail toward Cudahy from Bay View. Bay View is part of Milwaukee.
I almost cried when I saw it. It carried a large fish in it's talons and was headed south along the shoreline.
On my way back to Bay View, a woman stopped me and said she was looking for an Eagle that she had seen earlier that day.
I've been looking for it ever since.
October 27, 2012- Me and my husband saw a bald eagle flying really low in out backyard. We had just got back from a wedding.. It had huge wing span. Then it went in a tree where you could see the white head very easily.
This was in Watertown, Wisconsin.
Saw one circling over our property 2 miles east of Holy Hill midday on 2/11/12.
Christy Zach, Hubertus WI.
I saw a bald eagle flying over the Fox River in Burlington Wisconsin yesterday. I thought I was crazy until I found this web site.
Driving today on Hwy 120 heading North from Lake Geneva, Wis. saw a beautiful Bald Eagle perched in an area of mixed prairie and wetlands. Seemed to be alone, just looking out surveying the area! What a magnificent sight!
Four eagles perched in trees along the upper Fox River in downtown Green Bay, Wisconsin. Three juveniles, one mature. Hundreds of loons also in same location. Time of day was mid afternoon. Lots of open water and day after a substantial snow fall for this 2011-2012 season.
We saw a juvenile Bald Eagle, probably around 4 years old soaring over a partially frozen lake above a group of gulls. It then flew directly over us on the beach out towards the city. It had a white head, but the tail was still dark, and the chest plumage was patchy.
Date: 1/7/12, 2:15pm
Location: BB Clarke beach in Madison, WI
Latitude: 43.077633 Longitude: -89.369456
I saw an eagle 2 times now. Once on Pewaukee, WI Lake. He was trying to pick a duck off the water and then flying close to the area of Pewaukee lake. I was driving and could not mistake that white head and tail as well as that large black body. No mistake, it was a bald eagle and I was very excited to see one this far south.
Watching the Packers game New Years Day on Rock Lake in Trevor Wisconsin when instead of screaming touch down the scream was "Bald Eagle" About 20 feet out my picture window an Eagle flew by. We went to look outside and another was perched in the Maple tree over hanging the lake. The flew off to the southwest in the strong Northwest wind. My first sighting on this tiny lake though I've only lived here since September.