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Georgia

We have a small, three acre pond behind our house in Carrollton, GA and a three foot long grass carp expired here last week. While the smell has been terrible, it apparently attracted a bald eagle as well. I noticed the eagle feasting on the carcass as I was outside and made a quick call to my wife, who was in our house. She grabbed our Canon point and shoot and captured some nice images of this beautiful bird. It stayed on our property for a few hours and then returned again the next morning to enjoy some more of the fish.
It was truly breathtaking to see such a majestic creature so close to our home. Hopefully, this won't be the last time it visits our property.
Kash Johnson

Sighted in Macon/north Bibb County in Ocmulgee River corridor …March 9, 2020. Saw a single adult fly over my house about 8am this morning …traveling west to east towards the river a ¼ mile away. About noon I saw what may be a mating pair in the sky above the general area of the river …seemed to be frolicking and playing in flight. Suspect there may be a viable nest near the river …somewhere in the stretch between the Amerson Park oxbow upstream to Billy's Rock/Arkwright Road area.
Henry Buford

My husband and I spotted a pair of Bald Eagles from the swamp trail in Gregory Park, Richmond Hill, GA, yesterday, January 9, 2020. They landed in two cypress trees that had large empty osprey nests and then flew eastly toward the Ogeechee River.
Susan Maxon

Past couple of weeks there has been a Bald ?? sited on our ponds about 30 miles South of Atlanta. We have two white ducks that have been the object of his attention. Watching him dive bomb them has been very interesting. But needless to say one became breakfast last week. The other is now taking refuge under the boat house only venturing out for short periods of time. Well this morning I spotted a juvenile eagle. Have the adult eagle on video. Love living in the country!
Gail Cannon

Unusual thing happen a bit after 9:00 am Monday Morning 1-22-18. My wife had taken off to go to the Church in Columbus, GA. We live on Hamilton Mulberry Grove Road, off Hwy 315 (Harris County, Georgia).
Sitting in the kitchen looking out the window through the trees at the road, a Bald Eagle flew by carrying a squirrel. When my wife got back from Church I told her what I had seen and she shocked me saying that she saw the same Eagle when she was a short distance from the House on our Road, it was carrying the squirrel.
Randall Tew

Watched a white-headed bald eagle soar across Lake Juniper in Marion County, GA this afternoon. I was told there are two nesting nearby just off Hwy 355. I saw only one soar across the lake and minutes later return across lake to direction from which it came. Four of us were having lunch and enjoyed this special experience.
Beryl V. Bergquist

Over the last few weeks I have seen 2 to 3 bald eagles around one certain Cottonfield. Today I got a better look as one was feeding on a possum roadkill and two more were purchased within 100 yards. I tried to get pictures but just reaching out of the window with my camera spooked them. This field is just north of Calvary Georgia on old 179 highway. The Eagles were full-grown with a 3 to 4 foot wingspan and stood close to 2 foot tall.
Joel Hangans

My wife and I saw a single bald eagle sitting in a tree and circling the three acre pond behind our house on Christmas day, 12-25-2017. After viewing your site, it's my belief that I've mis-identified an adolescent eagle as an Osprey over the past three years. I didn't not realize their fur was mottled in their early years. I'm not sure as to whether the mature eagle is the adolescent all grown up or not, but it was a beautiful sight to see.
Kash Johnson, Carrollton Ga.

I saw a mature adult bald eagle feeding off the carcass of an unknown (at that point) creature at the edge of Leisure Lake in my back yard. I observed the eagle feeding for at least 15 minutes and took pictures through my window. I quietly opened my door, hoping to get clearer pictures, but the movement caused the eagle to take flight across the lake, where it alighted in a cluster of trees to the northeast of my house. I ran out to see what the eagle was eating, and found the half-devoured carcass of a large 5-6 lb bass on the embankment. I went back in without touching the fish, and waited. I watched in amazed joy as a SECOND eagle flew to the carcass, while the other flew to another stand of trees across the lake to the northwest of my house. It appears that both birds were at the northeast cluster of trees, then one flew to the northwest vantage point while it’s (mate???!!) fed. Both of these birds appeared to be mature bald eagles in all their glory.
Alisan Zock

Saw a full grown Bald Eagle at least 5 years of age this morning around 11am on Hwy 34 just west of Hillibahatchee Bridge outside Franklin Ga. Full White head and tail feather quite large comparably to others I have saw before. Good chance it was a female. Quite rare to see them in this area.
Terry Singleton

Bald Eagle sighted Oct 12 2017. Monroe GA off of Monroe Jersey Road. 7:00pm. Eagle fly down to road for dead possum and flew off with it to rest in a pine tree while it ate.
Anthony Casper

I saw a large bald eagle on the Old Axson Rd. in the Fales Community about 1/2 mile north of the Coffee and Atkinson County lines in southeastern Georgia. This was on 13 Sept. 2017. The bird was perched on the east side of the road in a pine tree that had been damaged when hurricane Irma came through on 9/11.
Tracy White

Raymond Jones wrote the following: Saw 2 bald eagles today in Murray county Georgia. One was in a yard eating something as i passed by. I couldn't believe it so i turned around and went back and there it was. I pulled over and watched it for a minute and it flew and went high. Much to my surprise there was another flew out of the woods behind the yard. They were close to hwy 411 and old hwy 2 which goes up grassy mountain. Most beautiful bird i have ever seen.

Tim Mitchell wrote the following: January 25, 2017 a bald eagle was in the middle of a field on Hwy 135 south of Willacoochie, Ga!

John Scott wrote the following: Surprised an adult bald eagle January 19, 2017 eating road kill on road on north outskirts of Valdosta, GA.

Angela Pavlichek wrote the following: Dacula GA The bird was seen yesterday around 5pm by my son and his girlfriend. I was ble to see him fly a few times within the span of an hour today from 4:10pm. Unfortunately, other than the my earliest sighting, he was too far away for a photo close enough to confirm.

D Funderburk wrote the following: Saw 2 adult eagles 12/27/16 on the ground in our planted pines in Colquitt County Georgia. It was late afternoon and they appeared to be on prey.

A Strickland wrote the following: My husband and I saw a bald eagle circle our pond in north Grady County twice on December 27, 2016. We saw it again today. Both times it was being harassed by crows.

John Nix wrote the following: Georgia sighting: Driving along a country back road, Hebron Ch. Rd. between Willacoochee, Ga. and Douglas, Ga. Spotted a female bald eagle flying very low near some small ponds and large fields. You don't realize how large they are until they are flying close to you.

Rodney Johnson wrote the following: Saw a bald eagle being harassed by crows on September 13.It was on Chubb road in Floyd County at 5 pm

Mary Castro wrote the following: Saw a bald eagle soaring straight down the path of Middle Oconne River in Athens Ga. It's wing span was huge. This was seen while at my job. We have a Blue Herring that comes every year and it is really big, but this Bald Eagle's wing span was much wider.

Linda King wrote the following: Spotted two adult bald eagles soaring on a wind current on river road near Lake Oliver today. Had a clear view of their white heads

Aimee Germain wrote the following: A bald eagle flew over my yard and Sumner Park across the street in East Point, GA on September 28, 2016.

Janet Eason wrote the following: I saw a bald eagle on Sept 14th flying over the Chattahoochee near the bridge that crosses over the river at Johnson Ferry. I could hardly believe it because I've never seen one in the Atlanta area. I think it was carrying something like a squirrel (hopefully a fish) in its talons.

Teresa Slade wrote the following: A bald eagle flew over our pond and house on Sunday, 21st in Eatonton, Georgia

Matthew Franklin wrote the following: In December of 2015 I saw a Bald Eagle ascending from a ditch on the side of Hwy. 56 between Waynesboro, GA and Midville, GA. Then on February 7th, 2016 I saw two full sized eagles flying side by side on the same Hwy and within a few miles from the first sighting that I mentioned.

RANDAL ALEXANDER wrote the following: Yeaterday i was on my way to help a friend,with some people i know an as we was riding down the road i was looking out across a field an we saw a bald eagle an what looked to be a buzzard or a crow.They was only a few feet apart.About 20 minutes we came back by an they are still there. This was outside damascus ga. off hwy. 200

Tom Lawson wrote the following: Since Jan 2016 I have spotted 4 Bald eagles.
1. Hwy 122 just east of Lakeland,Ga
2. Hwy 133 just west of Morven, Ga
3. Coffee Road east of Barwick GA (2 times)

Michael Gray wrote the following: Savannah, GA in SouthBridge neighborhood. Noticed sighting listed in Richmond Hill, apps. 5 miles away.

Shermaine Gill wrote the following: Myself and a friend Mr. Terry MCcard saw a bald eagle on Moody AFB, Ga 26Jan16 at 1100. We were doing an inspection an I looked up and saw it. My friend swore it was a buzzard until he looked closer and said there is no such thing as a buzzard with a white head.

Ryan Tackaman wrote the following: I saw a bald eagle snag a fish while I was fishing on Lake Longleaf east of Claxton, GA on 12/27/15

amanda wade wrote the following: I saw an eagle fly over the lake today. Cumming GA- Lake Lanier- Young Deer creek 12/15/2015

Tina Williams wrote the following: December 7, 2015. This was the 2nd sighting of bald eagle.My friend actually got a picture I\'ll have to get forwarded. Richmond Hill, Ga.Hwy 17,KOA camp ground. Sits in tree by the pond.

Mitzi Flagg wrote the following: I saw a bald eagle fly by in my back yard twice on 12/2/2015 in the Parks of Olmstead near the lake. We live in Newnan, GA near Summergrove. It had a beautiful white head and I could see its yellow beak because it flew so close to our house.

Rosie Cantrell wrote the following: Richmond Hill, GA. It was sitting by a pond. We were on the other side of the pond, my dog barked and scared another bird, it flew across the pond. The eagle flew off, glided around a tree, then back close to where it was sitting by the pond, but high in a tree. I couldn't see the white tail from the back view, but did from underneath as it flew. Our subdivision backs up to Hwy 17, so a pretty busy area, except for the wet, marshy area. First time I've seen once since moving to Georgia ten years ago.

Elizabeth Dean wrote the following: I was standing with my back to Little Bear Creek in Chattahoochee Hills, South Fulton Co. looking east at the late afternoon light backlight the woods. A big bird caught my eye. It was headed south up the creek bed at tree canopy height. White head? Unbelievable. Couldn't have taken long to go overhead and then out of sight. I can't believe that I saw a Bald Eagle here.

Kathleen Smith wrote the following: 11-08-2015 Columbus, Georgia (Lake Oliver) Bald Eagle swooping low and dispersing ducks huddled in rain; did not grab any, but rather seemed to enjoy aggravating in multiple passes, even herding them).

Riann Willis wrote the following: My family and I saw a Bald Eagle in Richmond Hill, Georgia, today 11/09/2015.

Josette Greider wrote the following: I saw a bald eagle in Winder, GA on October 23, 2015

We were driving to Church on highway 27 N. on October 18,2015. As we crossed the Chattahoochee River going in to Heard county near Centralhatchee, Georgia we watched the most beautiful American Bald Eagle soar in front of us traveling northbound and then turned and flew over the river. Absolutely amazing creatures.
Greg Flores, Jane and Callie Murphy.

Roger Kaiser wrote the following: Canyon Ridge Golf Course, Lookout Mountain, GA Spotted a mature Bald Eagle soaring right over the second hole of the golf course.

I saw a bald eagle in Coweta County, Georgia.
My mother-in-law and I were driving past the Georgia Forestry Commission Office on Corinth Road when the eagle flew directly above us along the road for a good 1/4 mile.
She (of course I don't know if it was a he or she) was huge and couldn't have been more than 30 feet above us. Her wing span was probably close to as wide as my SUV.
She was beautiful. There appeared to be another smaller bird either flying along with or antagonizing her. I did not recognize the smaller bird. She was substantially smaller and I was so taken at the sight of the eagle that I did not notice anything specific about the smaller bird.
I work for the Fish and Wildlife Service and am so happy to see an eagle so close to my home on Corinth Road.
Barbara West

Francina Law wrote the following: While driving to work this morning,I saw a bald eagle soaring over Interstate 85 South, just outside Newnan, GA. I happened to see a large bird with a huge wing span in the sky-so large, it caught me off guard. I wanted to stop the car on the Interstate & stare but in a couple of seconds, it continued soaring while I noticed its amazingly white colored head and tail! What a blessing to behold!

Regan Masch wrote the following: Bald eagle sighted across the pond in my back yard in kingsland, Ga. making the Canadian geese angry.

Kathy Anderson wrote the following: I have seen 2 bald eagles flying over my home on 2 separate days near the Vernon River in Savannah, GA. The first time I thought I must be wrong, because I didn't think there were bald eagles in GA, but they were soaring around today!

Amanda Colbenson wrote the following: Just spotted a bald eagle on the side of US-17 in Brunswick Georgia near the FJ Torras Causeway.

Scott Mazo wrote the following: Traveling highway 133 between Valdosta Georgia and Albany Georgia. I spotted a bald eagle on the shoulder of the road grabbing a smaller rodent... the eagle was flying away as I had spotted him, with a viewing of only 5 seconds... first time viewer.... a very large massive eagle...

I took a picture of an adult Bald Eagle circling over the Dalton Airport Friday Oct.18 2015.
D. Morgan
North West Georgia

My husband and I was walking along the Riverwalk of Columbus Ga., we witnessed something amazing that truly blessed us, a Bald Eagle on the rocks. He was eating on a fish that he had just caught. He allowed us to take a picture of him. Yes Columbus Ga., we got Eagles. They are truly a beautiful blessing!
Tanya Hadley

Lesley Sharpe wrote the following: I was very surprised and Wow, I saw an adult Bald Eagle flying below tree top level 9/10/2015. Clearly, between all this rainfall, during a sunshine break. Off coastal Savannah,Georgia, Wilmington Island, adjacent to the marshes off Wassaw Sound.

Scott Wilson wrote the following: While Kayaking on George H Sparks reservoir at Sweetwater Creek State Park, witnessed a Bald Eagle flying around the inlet side of the lake. Lithia Springs GA

Nancy Gulasy wrote the following: 9/1/2015 while kayaking with my husband on lake Russell in elberton GA we spotted a bald eagle diving to catch a fish or something in the water. Later it flew directly overhead and we positively identified it as a bald eagle.

2/11/15. There is a bald eagle across the street watching for golfers on the 11th fairway in Summergrove, Newnan, GA !!! Took several photos and watched for 30 min. Wish I had stayed till it flew away, but hopefully he/she will return.
J Massengale

Saw my third sighting of a mature bald eagle in last 12 months over our 40 acre lake in Harris County, GA.
Burton Keller

Bald eagle perched in a tree on Bethesda ch rd. Carrollton, Ga. Jan. 3, 2015.
Kim Horton

Spotted a bald eagle flying over the Kroger on Chapel Hill Road, Douglasville Ga. about 11a.m.
December 27, 2014.
Dianne Davis

On December 19, 2014, a single bald eagle was see on Highway 39, approximately 5 miles north of Seminole State Park in Donalsonville, GA. It was eating carrion on the road and flew up and perched in the trees on the east side of the road.
Michael Shutters

While walking Saturday morning, September 19, 2014, around 8:30 a.m. I spotted an eagle perched in a pine tree in Nevils, Georgia. I observed it for about fifteen minutes before it flew further into the woods and it had an enormous wingspan. It really made my day! What a beautiful sight to see.
Kathy Smith

A bald Eagle was seen on Springflats Rd, Sylvester Ga. It was at the crossing of Massey Airport Rd. It has also been sighted around our pond about a mile down from this crossing.
Allison Binns

We had a Bald Eagle fly over our dove field while 6 hunters watched on 12/15/14 around 4 PM. The field is located behind our residence at 930 Rocky Bottom Road in Thomaston, Georgia.
Terry C. Kirkland

Gainesville Ga on Lake Lanier -have been regularly seeing a bald eagle at the empty house next door. Also sitting on top of our big oak tree. 12/20/2014
Michelle Skugga

December 11, 2014 just spotted large bald eagle in my back yard about 12:45 PM intersection of Spence Rd. and Center Point Rd just north of Carrollton Ga.
Jerry Haynes

A bald eagle was spotted about five miles out from Jasper, Ga along the side of the road on Burnt Mnt Road. It was an adult eagle. Spotted on 11/26/14
Karen Cole

A large adult bald eagle flew over my backyard today at 3:50pm. I am surprised that no one else saw or noticed in the city limits of Ashburn, Georgia. With so many Turkey Vultures and Red-tail Hawks flying over, it would be easy for people to not notice.
Jim Yarbrough

We had a Bald Eagle in our field on Sunday October 26,2014 in watkinsville Ga off Hwy 15 South
Tracy Williford

A Bald Eagle was spotted flying over Lake Hartwell today, Oct 26, 2014, just north of Tugaloo State Park.
Cathy St. John

Just saw my first Bald Eagle 10-18-2014 at 4:00 PM near Carters Lake
Greg Sullivan

October 6, 2014, just saw large bald eagle fly over. Highway 113, 5 miles north of Carrollton, GA.
Ben Frost

I saw an eagle on Hwy 112 near Shingler, Georgia on September 25, 2014. Went home and returned with my wife and camera. It flew to a tree off Hwy 112 and Gail got a picture before it flew away.
Jimmy & Gail Snipes

I saw a bald eagle about 3 miles from our house on a back dirtroad off Hwy 301 in Wayne County GA. Such a beauty to watch. Took lots of pictures. And even a video of him/her on the ground feeding in the tall grass. Awesome day..
Marion Myers

Today 9/9/14. We spotted a male and female perched in pine trees on Burton rd Barney ga. They were magnificent. We rode by them several times and tried to get good pic's.
Patricia Thomas

About two weeks ago near the end of Jan. 2014, I saw a bald eagle perched on a limb coming out of my neighborhood on Annawakee Road in Douglasville. I noticed that another sighting has occurred at Sweet Water Creek State Park, which is only a few miles away. I am a hunter and I see birds of prey all the time. I drove close enough to get a really good look. Biggest bird of prey I have ever seen. Had to have been an eagle.
Ross Ivey

We've recently moved to Lake Peachtree in Peachtree City. I've been watching a bald eagle diving for birds on the lake (i believe they were American Coots), but he hasn't caught any yet that I've seen. Next I see a pair of bald eagles; they appear to my untrained eye to be male and female. Enjoying the nature show in my icy backyard (Jan 25, 2014). The lake is drained for maintenance and they're in the middle, hanging near a stump.
Kim Miller

My daughter and I spotted a bald eagle at close range in flight on the Fulton County side of the Chattahoochee River in Atlanta on December 29, 2013. We were at the viewing stand at the top of the cliffs in the East Palisades section of the park between I-75 and I-285. Never seen one before anywhere close to Atlanta. Glorious.
Craig Pendergrast

Today (Dec 21, 2013) I saw a bald eagle at Sweetwater Creek State Park in Lithia Springs, Ga.
It was perched near the road to the visitor center on a tree near the lake. While I was observing it, it soared out over the lake. Closest I have ever been to one.
T Tibitz

Dec 12 around noon, 4 Mile Marker SR 15 south of Baxley, GA: West side road eating a dead Armadillo, edge of field:
James "Corky" Thrower

December 12,2013 4:40 PM Smithville, Ga in median on US Hwy 19 near South city limit eating road kill.
Kristen Mathis

We have been seeing this eagle for about a year and finally got a picture of it. We live in Blackshear GA about 50 miles from the coast.
Janet Henderson

I saw a large bald eagle (wing span appeared to be nearly as wide as my car) on Boone Ford Road near Beason Road in Gordon County Georgia. It was flying from North East to South West and landed in a patch of pine trees on the south side of Boone Ford just west of Beason Road. Time was around 7:05 PM on Sat 10-5-2013.
Mary Abel

1:30 today (09/20/13) I saw a Bald Eagle in Plains! Had to stop and take it in, I couldn't believe I actually saw a Bald Eagle and So close to home....Beautiful
Kathleen O'Boyle

Today is September 20, 2013. I saw the first eagle i have ever seen today. He was flying and carrying a rabbit. When we got close to him he dropped the rabbit and flew in front of our truck for a few feet. At first, like others i have read, we thought it was a buzzard but after looking more he had a white tail and wing span that was huge. He turned his head and looked back at us and he also had a white head. I didn't think we had bald eagles here. This was in millwood ga on forks road close to the satilla river.
Naomi sweat

North of Claxton, GA on hwy. 301. We were driving and one swooped down on the road to get something there.
Lyle Tyre

I went for a run today Tuesday, January 29th 2013 during my lunch hour and saw three bald eagles circling over my subdivision in Coastal Bryan County, Georgia.
They were circling 50-75 feet above the houses, gliding in circles. At first they looked like hawks as they were in the glare but I caught a flash of white from one of the bird's head/tail feathers.
I waited as they circled over and when they were on the opposite side of the sun I could clearly see the white tail and head on the largest. The other two were smaller and darker and I thought they might be hawks, but as I got online tonight I was able to see pictures of immature bald eagles, it turns out it was a mature eagle and two younger birds.
What an amazing experience to have in the midst of an ordinary day a few houses down from where you live.
John Wilson

I never saw the eagle, but when I stepped out on my back porch I could hear the distinctive scream. He was somewhere on the ridge. I am located in plainville ga.=
Ashley Wade

I watched a bald eagle dive down and catch a fish just north of Browns Bridge on Lake Lanier in frount of my house January the fifth 3:30 2013 zip code 30506

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