My husband and I observed an adult Bald Eagle on a tree near the back waters of the Kanawha River in the area known as Rock Branch. He sat in a tree and we observed him by binoculars for a good ten minutes. He then flew, remained in the area circling several times before he flew away. It was a beautiful clear day around 50 degrees, this was Jan.19, 2015 at 10:45 a.m. What a Blessing!!
I have seen three bald eagles in the last two months. One was in the middle of December--a mature bald eagle flew over my house in Clarksburg, WV. On January 11, another mature flew through my neighborhood in Ckarksburg, very low--perhaps only 20 feet from the ground. Then, on January 17, I spotted a juvenile bald eagle at Buffalo Lake eating a deer. I have photos of that one, though not that good. That's three bald eagles in Harrison County, WV, in two months.
I saw a bald eagle Thursday January 15th as I was crossing the bridge into new Martinsville around noon. It flew about eye level and went over top my car and down the river. This is the third time I have seen one in the wild, but because of its promimity, it was definitely my most memorable.
I saw a bald eagle on October 12, 2014 in Glengary, West Virginia. It was feeding on a deer carcass in a shallow spot in Back Creek. Pretty neat. It definitely made me stop my car in a hurry.
I saw a bald eagle on October 9, 2014 along River Road in Rowlesburg (Preston County) WV. Tremendously beautiful ..... I was awestruck!
On Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 I was returning to my cabin at Glady, WV about a mile from the Alpine Lodge on the Glady Rd. and saw a mature bald eagle feeding on a deer that had been killed beside the road. I approached very slowly and was able to get a great look. The eagle then flew away and landed in a large tree on the far side of a field. Third time that I have seen eagles in this area in past three years.
D F Walters
On September 26, 2014 my father and myself saw a Bald Eagle flying just above the hayfield we were working in. We live in the Kincheloe community about 10 miles SW of Clarksburg, WV.
Standing in my back yard on November 5, 2013, I was looking down the mountain towards Wheeling Creek in Elm Grove, Wheeling, WV. I watched a bald eagle fly directly above the creek. Even from the distance, I could clearly see the distinct ivory head and tips on the wings. Even if it only lasted a few seconds, it was a true thrill.