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The bald eagles are back on Prospect Lake, Egremont MA. We have a sighting of 2 adults with 3 young (teenagers!) on the ice and this morning so an eagle in the water trying to fly and at first thought he was in trouble then he flew up and out popped a common merganser from under the water. The eagle had the duck but could not fly from the water with it and had to drop it. But the eagle made 2 more attempts to get the duck but it dived under the water each time. What a great morning.
Rose Levine

Reporting a Bald Eagle sighting in Dorechester, MA at 8:20am on 3/10/20. Flying over Route 93 where 93 crosses the Neponset River.
Pat Quackenbush

March 4, 2020
Location : Round Meadow Pond, Westminster, MA
Large mature Eagle spotted on the frozen pond by a patch of open water eating something. Close to shore positive id very exciting!
Steve Avery

Didn't get a picture. But a juvenile eagle was resting in the Jamaica pond in MA at 3pm this afternoon. A standby bird watcher told, he seen few weeks back an Adult fishing at the Jamaica pond.
Lucus Stellor

Two bald eagles ,one immature at Ricoh lake Taunton mass in the spring of this year.
Christopher Arnold

Wednesday February 13th 2019 8:20am:
Nagog Hill road Littleton MA heading from Acton Center past Fort Pond rd. and before Sarah Doublet rd. Saw it fly from the reservoir and land in the field by the white house on the left halfway up the hill.
Joe Nelson

February 4, 2019 around 1pm Dedham, MA saw a beautiful bald eagle fly over Rt 109 where it crosses the Charles River near Fuller St. Very exciting after the Pat's win!
Tracey Reid

On February 3rd, 2019, we drove Nonantum Rd from Brighton to Watertown. At about 3:45 pm, I saw a bald eagle sitting on the ice patch in the river, looking down at the water. It was somewhere between Brooks street and Watertown Yard, close to Newton Yacht Club. Pity we could not stop! Very beautiful bird and so close to people.
Karina Beeman

I just wanted to let you know I seen an Black with white head and tail that I believe to be a Bald Eagle around 930am on Dec 26th 2018 over the Charles River near Fresh Pond.
I also see them frequently now over Melrose heading toward Spot Pond area with the most recent being Dec 23rd 2018
Patrick Mattuchio

Sighting Date: Feb 10, 2017 @ about 1:00 PM
Sighting Location: Dedham. Massachusetts
Yesterday, on the way home from Costco in Dedham, I was driving north on Route 1, and just when I was passing the Sears Mall, where Mother Brook breaks off from the Charles River, I see a large bird soaring low over the Charles. Another quick glance and I see its white tail feathers. I've see Bald Eagles at Millennium Park in West Roxbury before, but not over this section of the river.
Jim Meaney
West Roxbury, MA

Near the North Adams/Williamstown border , when pulling out of the stop and shop on RT 2 on the north side of the road a single Bald Eagle, in the trees directly across the street from Stop and Shop
Brian Keyes

Saw a mature bald eagle eating a recently captured rodent in our back yard on the Charles River by Elm Bank at 7am this morning. He was there for 20 mins and then flew over our house towards South Natick dam. Very large wing span. Unreal site!
Justin Dziama

On 03Jan2018, spotted a pair of bald eagles, on the middle of the Charles River, looking for food (day before the big storm).
Location was in Brighton, between Community Rowing and the Yacht Club. About 3:30PM, they were still there when I drove by about 20 minutes later. Absolutely amazing.
Marilyn Negron

Date: Jan. 1, 2018 saw a low flying mature bald eagle near the junction of Rt. 131 and Rt. 15 in Sturbridge, MA near the Town Hall. It was the second sighting of an eagle around the Rt. 15 area in the past few months. It was flying approx. 30 feet above the road and I could see its eye and white head and tail. It was indeed an exciting site to see.
Lisa Mooradian – Sturbridge, MA

Just drove by Mill River/Pond on Bay str in Taunton & spotted a bald eagle in the tree top, was a big one. 12/31/17 @ 8:45am. Such a beautiful site!!
Laura Rogers

This morning at about 11 AM there were 2 Bald Eagles at Spy Pond trying to catch a small flock of migrating ducks that were contained in a small unfrozen section in the meddle of Spy Pond. Every time one of the eagles swooped down, the ducks would dive and flap frantically. The eagles were huge and the wholite of their tail feathers quite visible. One of them landed on the rather thin ice, but it didn't look like they were successful. I didn't know birds would kill other birds for food.
Linda Stinson

I saw one fly across the road from the Walpole Massachusetts area of Willett Pond towards the Norfolk Agricultural School on December 16 th around 1:00 pm. It was low enough to view distinctive markings of a bald eagle.
What a treat!
Holly Batting

This morning (Thanksgiving) my wife and I took the Highland Ave exit off 129/95S in Mass. It was about 8:45am. Halfway through the winding off ramp there was a bald eagle not 15’ off the ramp. The eagle was slowly walking on the ground and looking around. No doubt as to what it was.. Given the location I slowed but did not stop or take a photo. We were amazed at the magnificent sight. I thought I was back in Alaska.
Bill Tsacoyeanes

Nov 20th 2017. Bald eagle sighted at Mary's pond Rochester. Awesome.
Ronald Moura

Late this afternoon, my husband and I saw a bald eagle circling over the Auburndale section of Newton, Massachusetts, less than a half mile from the Charles River. The very white head and neck, as well as white tail feathers, were unmistakable.
Lois Brown

Bald eagle seen at Fresh Pond Cambridge MA today by Jonathan Millman

Diane and Mike McInnis saw a Bald Eagle at low altitude soaring above a pumpkin field off Neck road in Haverhill, MA on October 28, 2017

Lawrence, MA
River side of Merrimack Street.
Saw a bald eagle flying over the parking lot and river at 280 Merrimack Street. It was cool. Hopefully it'll scare away the seagulls.
Jocelyn Noel

A large bird flew over our backyard on Saturday 10/07/17 and we kept it in eye sight until it landed in a tree at the end of the street. Grabbed a camera with zoom lens, took a few pictures, and saw the distinct white feathers on the head and neck. Truly an impressive animal and surprised to see it in our neighborhood. Location within two miles of the Merrimack River in North Andover MA.
Chris Cummings

Kerri Pagliuca wrote the following: Spotted a bald eagle flying in Lynnfield crossing route 1 coming out of Lynnwood reservation heading north. Beautiful site at 7:30 this morning with distinctive white head.

Ken Weller wrote the following: I saw a bald eagle in Haverhill, Massachusetts on February 15, 2017, about 6:50AM. While I was walking on High Street, it flew almost directly overhead, not more than forty feet up. It was so close I could see it's eyes, talons and individual feathers. This was a fully mature bird, very stout with a wingspan likely well over six feet. Spectacular!!

Paul Pagliuca wrote the following: I saw an bald eagle 2:50 PM February 2, 2017 fly over assembly row Somerville near the Starbucks over the route 28 bridge along the river heading north immediately noticed the Whitetail and whitehead the wingspan must've been 7 feet or more in width. Amazing to see one so close to the city of Boston near a river that's connected to saltwater.

Sally De Fazio wrote the following: Cambridge MA, January 17, just after dawn: a bald eagle flew at my eye-level (7th floor) above the Charles River just downstream from the Elliott Bridge, swooped around a bit and settled in a deciduous tree on the Boston shore. He disappeared as I went for my camera, but a few minutes later I saw him fly upstream, going out of sight beyond the bridge.

Esme Barreiro wrote the following: We saw two bald eagles at 1:30pm 1/15/17 by the Chestnut Hill Reservoir by BC in Brighton Massachusetts.The flew in at tree top level, hung out in the top of a pine for about 10 minutes. One flew towards JP. The second stayed in the tree for about ten more minutes and took off towards Newton, MA.

Jared Clinton wrote the following: Spotted 2 bald eagles over the pond at the end of the wollomonopoag.

Erik Domolky wrote the following: Spotted 2 Bald Eagles in Southborough MA. Have pictures.

Lori Blake wrote the following: I am truly fortunate to have seen a bald eagle, as have others in our town mostly observed around the Monponsett lake in HALIFAX, MA. While our lake is in dire straits from the misuse and continuous damming of a neighboring town illegally taking our precious water supply, these beautiful and majestic birds have somehow thrived. It is a great privilege to observe these amazing birds.

John Bangs wrote the following: Sighted a Bald Eagle at tree top level flying over Rt 138 in Canton. Eagle was flying east to west from Blue Hills toward Canton

Steven Cashmore wrote the following: I spotted a bald eagle on 27 November, around 3:45 pm flying east across the water from a tall tree on the western side of Farm Pond in Sherborn, (where Lake Street is closest to the water).

thomas cullen wrote the following: Randolph, MA 02368. 11/25/16 2:30PM. Allen Street.

michael willwerth wrote the following: Saw a bald flying over the parking lot at the Worcester Ecotarium the eagle circled around then landed in the top of a tree by the main entrance by the sundial. The eagle lept out of the tree and circled the zoo a few times. I think it was visiting the hurt eagles that were in a cage outside. I was trying to show my son and he said ya I just saw it in the cage. I said no there is one flying around in the wild. About a dozen people witnessed this with me.

j harrison wrote the following: Today(11/18/16) on the corner of Orange Street and Central street near the Goodyear school in Woburn Ma there was a bald eagle perched atop a broken pine tree for a few hours

Bill McDonald wrote the following: I was driving north on 128/95 in Needham, MA on Sunday, November 12, 2016 at approximately 6:30 a.m. with my son, when I saw a bald eagle flying across 128/95 about 75 feet off the ground heading toward the Cutler Park area. This is no doubt it was a bald eagle as I could clearly see its white head.

Michael Kearnan wrote the following: 10/08/2016 > Bald Eagle Dighton Rock State Park in Berkley, MA along the Taunton. Always on the lookout for a Bald Eagle butt mostly see Ospreys. On this day I watched Osprey fly off then agresively swwoop down toward a tree branch. I got out my binoculars and could see that it was taking a swipe at perched Bald Eagle. The eagle did not even move an inch stayed on the branch long enough to get several pictures. What a great site.

Stephanie Whelan wrote the following: I saw a bald eagle this morning around 8:30AM flying over the lake off Trapelo Road in Lincoln MA near the 95 enterance. It was swooping up and down by the waters edge. It was clear as day, not far from the road and so beautiful to see!

Rachel Berry wrote the following: We saw a bald eagle this afternoon (10/19/2016) at Horn Pond in Woburn MA. It swooped down and seemed to catch something and then flew off into the neighborhood.

Stephen Bennett wrote the following: Although a fleeting glimpse, I think it may have been a bald eagle flying within the trees along the road on Long Pond Road in Great Barrington, Huge bird, mostly black and a white head. Today is October 18, 2016.

Karen Hurvitz wrote the following: Today (Oct 11, 2016), there was a bald eagle circling over my yard next to the Sudbury River where it passes under Rt 117 in Concord MA. It was being followed by a hawk.

Tyler Simpson wrote the following: On 10/7/16 a large bald eagle flew about 15 feet over my car as I waited for the light on route 109 in Dedham next to the VFW parkway. It came from the Cow Island Pond and flew along the Charles River, following the bend of the river. Awesome!

Brittney Carnes wrote the following: I was in Waltham, MA, leaving work last night around 6:45pm and driving down Winter Street towards the Bear Hill Intersection over looking exit 27 on 95 (by the lake) and I looked up and saw a bald eagle flying right above my car !! I pulled over and tried to take a pic but was not quick enough.. However i did hang around for 15 minutes to see if it came back and it did. This time it came from behind me, over my head and heading out over the lake and met up with another large bird that looked similar to it (i was unsure if this bird was also a bald eagle because they had flown to far by this point).

lawson frazier wrote the following: Framingham MA. pair of adult bald eagles flying over my house yesterday. A juvenile crying out from a pine tree in the neighbors yard today

marie gipson wrote the following: I saw a bald eagle fly by my third story window heading south at 7:40 am on 2/14/16 . I have never seen one that close up before and I was just stunned . The eagle was just so magestic.In Beverly , ma.

Christopher Barnett wrote the following: January 31, 2016: saw single eagle, older juvenile or adult, fly across corner of Brattle Street and Fresh Pond Parkway and alight in a tall pine. Bird few off again 5 minutes later, dropping to 20 ft off the ground before flying off towards Charles River (some 500 yds from this spot). Really spectacular to see a bird this size in town like this! Have heard of eagle sightings over the past 2 years in the I-95/Rte 2 (Cambridge reservoir) area, but this is my first.

Sue D'Arcangelo wrote the following: A male bald eagle was outside the library today at a cove along the waterfront where ducks gather. Small birds were dive-bombing the eagle as it circled slowly at the water's edge. The precise location is 44 Jericho Rd, Scituate where the library is temporarily located. Time was 9:30 a.m., Date 2/12/16

Judi Galvin wrote the following: We saw a gorgeous pair of bald eagles flying over Atherton Hough School in Houghs Neck MA at approximately 2:15 this afternoon (2/11/16). The children were out in the school yard and were able to witness this rare and magical sighting. This seaside community is home to several different types of birds of prey and it is fairly common to see osprey - whose nesting platforms are built and maintained by Boy Scout Troop 6 - as well as red tail hawks and turkey vultures. What a breathtaking and awe inspiring moment to see not only one bald eagle but two flying overhead!

Christene Sokol wrote the following: FALL RIVER 2/11/16: North Watuppa Pond- little peninsula that juts out just past the on ramp of 24N coming off of 195W. My sons and I have had the privilege of sightings for the past couple of years, usually in the morning on our way to school. I have even been know to doubled back a few times, despite my kids being marked tardy so we can get another glimpse (because there is no safe place to pull over or access this location ..even by foot. These birds are very shrewd as this body of water is our drinking reservoir and has very restricted access.) Today he/she was basking in the sun at the top of an old pine tree. On Dec 23rd we spotted 2 bald eagles for the first and only time. It is a little miracle when I see them, makes our whole day special.

Anna Leister wrote the following: 2/7/16- Driving south on route 3 in Massachusetts this morning and saw a large dark bird with an all white head. The bird was perched on a dead tree in a body of water right next to highway between exits 10 and 11 (Kingston area). I'm only an amateur but it had to be a bald eagle! So exciting to see and coincidentally had just read an article in the Patriot Ledger about these birds growing in population. Super start to my day!

Barry Stell wrote the following: Saw a female bald eagle eating a fish carcass on the ice today at Glen Echo lake in Charlton, MA 2/4/16

Cheryl Flynn wrote the following: On 1/30/16 an adult bald eagle was seen eating crabs at low tide on the Danvers River, MA. The eagle then perched in a tree for approximately 4 hrs. Before he flew off. Today 1/31/16 the eagle is back currently perched in the same group of trees for the last hour.

Terry Dolan wrote the following: Massachusetts: Pair originally spotted May, 2015 at Milton Landing along the Neponset River Estuary recently spotted 1/24/16 in Dorchester Lower Mills and 1/26/16 in Hutchinson Field, Milton - both locations along the Neponset River.

Margaret Foster wrote the following: I saw a bald eagle at 12:10 pm over Easterly Drive, E. Sandwich, MA.

Cindy Baer wrote the following: 1/25/16 - a pair of eagles were flying over the technology park in Framingham MA, near the Sudbury and Foss Reservoirs. We see a lot of hawks around here, but this is first time in my 17 years working in this area, that I\'ve seen eagles!

kathleen petze wrote the following: Sharon, Massachusetts

Chris Regan wrote the following: Saturday 1-23-16 I spotted a bald eagle flying over the draw bridge on morrissey blvd in Dorchester, ma. The eagle came from the gas tank area.

Deborah Barrett wrote the following: Two adult bald eagles were seen and heard at Blacks Creek in Quincy, MA around 1:00PM. They were observed flying along the creek and perched in trees along the creek behind the Parks & Recreation Complex. They had the nearby crows in an uproar.

Jane Wan wrote the following: On 1/4/15, I was able to take a quick video of a bald eagle I spotted in a tree above Commonwealth Ave Newton Massachusetts, directly across from the Charles River Canoe & Kayak. He stayed in the branches for a minute or so and then flew away. What a majestic sight!

Dennis Bottcher wrote the following: We live on Cedar Lake, Sturbridge, MA. and we have been watching a pair of Bald eagles all summer long. Yesterday Jan.1st I was looking out of my glass door watching these Bald eagles, one of them swooped down and flew away with a fish, and the other one started attacking a duck, diving into the water trying to get the duck but the duck kept diving under the water every time the eagle came close. After about 15 minutes of that the eagle perched in a tree across the lake and the duck was definately stunned swimming in circles and finally swimming off. I am almost sure that this pair of Eagles are here to stay ! I hope !!

Michael Gross wrote the following: On Christmas day, 12/24/15, around 2:00 PM we were kayaking on the Concord river, just upstream from Route 255 in Bedford, MA, and saw a single Bald Eagle flying west across the river, in the direction of Concord, MA.

Susan Moran wrote the following: Christmas day, 2015, 10:30 a.m., I spotted a bald eagle in a tree on the side of Sudbury Road on the northmost edge of Nashawtuck Country Club, Concord, MA. Then it flew to a tree on the corner of Rte 117 and Plainfield Rd., Concord. Last seen flying back over Nashawtuck Country Club and south into Sudbury.

Bryan Graham wrote the following: On a clear and cold morning on 11/16/15 around 8:00 AM I was driving south on Bay Rd in Norton when a large bird flying over Winnecunnet Pond caught my eye – an Eagle! I pulled over and the large bird swooped down towards the fog blanketed water in the middle of the pond and looked like it plucked a bird off the surface. What a sight!

Jacquie Cavallaro wrote the following: Nov. 14 and 16 2015 view bald eagle on Attleboro Ma reservoir along Rt 95. Single.

Carolyn Zaikowski wrote the following: Saw a bald eagle on 11/13/15 around 10:15am in Easthampton, MA, about a mile from Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary. I was driving towards Mt. Tom from downtown. She swooped pretty low across the road (15 feet or so.) I turned my car around to see if it was really an eagle and she was sitting in a tree above a parking lot. Very cool.

Jeff gaulin wrote the following: Had a massive bald eagle fly by my window this morning amazing site to see agawam ma on springfield st

David Curran wrote the following: Oct 23 in Waltham MA. Mature bald Eagle Flew low (15 ft) over southbound lane of RT 128 at the spot where the Cambridge Reservoir meets Rt 128

Kathleen Nollet wrote the following: Today, October 2, 2015, from 10:30 -11:00 a.m.--saw 2 bald eagles flying over Gary\'s Farm Stand in Littleton, MA, on Rt. 119. One swooped low enough for me to see its individual feathers and remarkable head. Very exciting to see my first bald eagle so close to my home.

Brenda-liz Velez wrote the following: Saw a Bald Eagle flying low in the Charles River in Waltham going northbound on 9/26/15.

Dennis Bottcher wrote the following: We have been watching two mature Bald Eagles on Cedar Lake, Sturbridge, Ma 01566. we saw them earlier in spring and then didn't see them until 2 or 3 weeks ago, now we see them a couple times a day. Mainly in the early morning and evening.

Charlene Clymer wrote the following:
September 10,2015
Long Pond, Lakeville,Ma.1:00pm
Eagle flew from Lewis Island to First Island. It swooped up a fish and then landed at the top a tree on First Island! It was quite beautiful!

Howie Hecht wrote the following: Spotted a bald eagle from Watertown, MA on Labor Day, Monday, 9/7/2015, around 3pm. It flew west over the Charles River in between Watertown and Newton (the river separates the two). First saw it above the river a bit west of Community Rowing, it circled once and we lost sight as it flew west towards the Charles River Watertown Dam in Watertown Square.

Juvenile Bald Eagle in Essex, MA. Juvenile has been hanging around our field on Bothways Farm where chickens are kept. Was seen on August 26 throughout the late afternoon and early evening swooping down. Got within 20' of him/her while he was on the ground. Had seen him previously but thought he was some kind of hawk.
Stan Rusnak

Just saw a beautiful male eagle watching over an open field in my neighbor's tree. I'm in the Tyringham Valley of Lee, MA in the Berkshires. He kept a vigil for hours. I feel blessed at the sight!
Amelia Galabova

Watched an adult bald eagle sitting on branch over Monponsett Pond in Halifax. Seen today, 2/12/15 between 11am and 2pm. He flew around a large gathering of Canadian Geese, then settled back on his perch above them.
Deb Killeffer
Pembroke, MA

A bald eagle was sighted in a tree across from the beach on Day Blvd in South Boston, Ma. Many of the children in the neighboring school, The Perry, were able to enjoy a quick look at the majestic bird! 9:30 2/12/15
Judy Nee

2/11/15
Newton, Massachusetts
Second Bald Eagle sighting on the Charles River in two weeks, just west of the Watertown Dam at @ 10:00 am. He was active over the limited open waterway just behind American Legion Nonantum Post 440.
Update: 2/11/15 Saw male & female!
Brigitte LaMarche

Bald Eagle sighted flying over Lake Boone dam in Stow MA at 9:00 am. The Eagle circled over a flock of geese floating in the Assabet river side of the dam and then flew off behind a line of trees. What a magnificent creature!
J Picard

Saw mature bald eagle fly over and then land on Lake Sabbatia in Taunton, Mass this afternoon (Feb 4, 2015) approximately 1-2pm. It landed on the ice for about 5 minutes but a tree was blocking any good photo shots (sigh), then flew towards Bay Street where there is still some open water. Awesome!!! Going to keep an eye out for any return visits.
Laura Demers

Male Bald Eagle sighted today in Newton; at 2/3/2015 at 2 :15 PM, he landed on a tree branch across from the Charles River just south of Community Rowing. After a few minutes of scouting he took off downriver towards Boston. The family who lives on Chalresbank Road has sighted a Bald Eagle in the same tree on two other occasions over the last few months.
Nadine Framan

Newton, Massachusetts
2/1/15 I saw a Bald Eagle on the Charles River about 1/8 of a mile west of the Watertown Dam at 9:00 am flying west. He was about 25 feet above the open waterway. The Charles River east is mostly frozen over. This is my Eagle sighting and we’re only about 2 miles from Boston!
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Brigitte LaMarche

Large Female Bald Eagle in Sturbridge MA today 2-1-2015 about Noon time flying low through the Tornado Path of a few years back my daughter & I had a good look.
David Fantaroni

I saw a Bald Eagle in Taunton, Ma 1/31/2015 on Bay Street. I was driving by the lake and saw a big bird, so I slowed down and it landed on a branch as I drove by. I had a excellent view of it perched there. I have never seen on before. Very cool.
Dave Willard

We saw a bald eagle flying on 1/23 in Hingham by the marsh on Rockland St. Initially it was flying w/in 20 feet of the car then soared upward and onward. My daughter spotted it and I figured she mistaken but no mistaking it with it's large size and white head. It was amazing! We followed it on Kilby St where we lost it. It appeared to be heading Foundry Pond area. Hope to see it again.
Diane Mascart-McKeon and Ava McKeon

Spotted a bald eagle circling the edge of Elm Bank Reservation in South Natick/Wellesley along Rt. 16 this morning at 8:50 am. Hung around for approximately 4 minutes then coasted out of site eastward.
J Doran

Bald eagle sighted at 10am in Quincy, MA on Palmer street.
Fernando Villanueva

I saw a lone Bald Eagle today at 9:30 am on a large tree in the inner harbor at Manchester-by-the-Sea. He flew off toward singing beach.
Matt Genta

Sunday 1/18/2015 - Sighted a lone bald eagle along the Mystic River in Medford, MA behind the Andrews school. It was sitting on an ice floe in the river and then flew up in to a tree overlooking I93 and stayed there till we left, about 30 minutes later.
Dawn Coelin
Medford, MA

1/18/15 Sunday 2PM - spotted a bald eagle in Belmont MA at Concord Ave. and Louise Road, right beside claypit pond. It sat perched high in the tree for about twenty minutes, and then it flew a couple of trees over beside the sports fields.
bill reynolds, arlington ma

On 1/16/15 spotted a large bald eagle flying over Route 2 near cornfields by the transfer station in Acton. Magnificent!
Dan Niven

2 Mature Bald Eagles 1/14 2:00PM and again 2/15 8:45AM on the Ice in the middle of the Merrimack River in Dracut, Mass directly behind Merrimack Liquors
Mike Walsh

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