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West Virginia

Mature bald eagle sighted along Kanawha River near the Nitro St Albans bridge at 300 in the afternoon flying southwest toward teays valley. I reported to wv department of natural resources.
Mary Ellen Pauley

Brett Talbott wrote the following: Feb. 8, 2017 12:30 pm walking on the trail at West Virginia Wesleyan College a single adult Bald Eagle came from the east and when he got to the river he followed it to the north. Beautiful!!!

John Faby wrote the following: on 1-21-17 at about 11:45am. I saw adult bald eagle near Mannington WV.it was diving at a smaller red tailed hawk.and then just glided away.i didn't think they were around here.i was wrong.good to see them making a come back.

Suzanne Cawley wrote the following: This morning, while enjoying a cup of coffee in our living room, I glanced out the window to see a bald eagle fly right by our house! I was absolutely shocked! What an awesome experience! We live in Fountain near Keyser, WV.

Tammey Mason wrote the following: Today 10-1-2016 at 3:00pm I saw a bald eagle flying on Rt 33 in Elkins , WV. I had just gotten on the 4 lane by the windmills and drive maybe a mile or 2 and the beautiful eagle was flying parallel to the road. I pulled over as well as other cars and took pictures. This is my very first citing ever.

Tobey Knight wrote the following: 9/9/16 @ 2:00pm. While travel on Meadowbrook Rd just pass the Meadowbrook mall a Bald Eagle was flying above Simpson Creek from Murphy's Run Road to across from the 2nd Bridgeport Country Club road access.

Bill Adkins wrote the following: I saw a mature bald eagle, the first I've ever seen, outside of captivity, in my life. August 30, 2016 about 1:30pm in Mineral Wells, West Virginia near Turkey Foot Road. He/she was soaring very high with another large bird much higher which I couldn't identify, I spotted the two and knew the lower bird was a bald eagle,ran in the house for my 10 power binoculars and still couldn't tell what the higher bird was. My wife saw them too. This is close to the Little Kanawha River.

Teresa Satterfield wrote the following: Going home from work on August 25 on Saltwell Road between Bridgeport and Shinnston, I was surprised to see a bald eagle. It flew from the field below the road into a tree above the road. I stop the car to look at it again. A beautiful sight and one I never thought I would see in WV.

Holly Hoffmann wrote the following: We were excited to see a Bald Eagle at the London Lock and Dam from Route 60 around noon today, 1/17/16. Happy Birding!

David Robinson wrote the following: I had several pictures of a bald eagle on my trail camera on my property ner Rainelle WV.

sandra lane wrote the following: my granddaughter and i were eating breakfast on nov. 28 2015 and saw a bald eagle flying up river on rt 4 7 miles from clendenin,wv. i have always wandted to see one . it was wonderful ot see one from my window.

Rusty Sarver wrote the following: My son and I saw a beautiful bald eagle today 11/27/2015 in Spanishburg WV along the Bluestone River.

William Sheldon wrote the following: Area Sighted: Clarksburg, WV
Dates: November 23 and November 25
I'm writing to report two separate eagle sightings. On November 23, 2015, I spotted an eagle flying high over the Hartland area of Clarksburg, WV. I managed to get a couple of photos.
Then, two days later, I am walking the Rails to Trails in Clarksburg, again in the Hartland area, and I see one eagle dash off of a tree and land down river. I continue to walk and look for bird photos, when I see the eagle take off again, with another behind it. That amounts to three eagles in as many days, unless the one I saw on November 23 is one of the ones I saw two days later. Either way, it looks like we might have Bald Eagles using this area as their winter grounds. I saw them here last year on four different occasions.

Katie Haught wrote the following: 10/4/15 ravenswood wv spotted and photographed a bald eagle circling above the town. Circled off to the south west.

Bonnie Brown wrote the following: There is a mountain in between Hedgesville and Martinsburg WV on Dry Run Rd. I saw the eagle fishing in the creek at the bottom of the mountain. I stopped the car and backed up to make sure that I saw it correctly. It turned and looked at me and then flew off into a tree along the banks and perched there. I drove off. I didn't want to disturb it, but was super excited that I got to see this beautiful bird in the wild. I drive this road every day, and every day I will keep my eyes open to see if I can see it again.

Mick Mullins wrote the following: September 10th 2015...9 miles north of Clendenin, WV on the Elk River. Saw my first Bald Eagle flying up the Elk River toward Clay WV. It was huge..most likely a female from the markings. My wife and I were so excited to see her.

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!!
Cheryl Ingraham

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.
William Sheldon

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.
Mike Reese

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.
Jake Smith

I saw a bald eagle on October 9, 2014 along River Road in Rowlesburg (Preston County) WV. Tremendously beautiful ..... I was awestruck!
Laura Zinkmauzy

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.
John Paugh

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.
Jeremiah Nichols

Two weeks ago and twice this week (October 28 & 30, 2013) I have seen a bald eagle feeding off of a deer carcass in a meadow along Greensburg Road, in Martinsburg, WV, just before 8:00 a.m. At first I wasn't sure that it was an eagle and turned the car around to go back and look again. Yes! It was an eagle and a good size one, too! The eagle wasn't disturbed by me watching from my vehicle, simply watching the car to make sure nothing else happened, and then went back to eating. What a beautiful sight and I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to see one in the wild for the first time...especially here at home in WV!
Vicky Polan

On October 2, 2013 at 7:45 am., we witnessed a bald eagle flying over our cabin in Pleasants County, West Virginia. He flew around our cabin several times and then landed and sat in a tree not far from us. In just a few moments a female flew over and together they flew off into the woods.
What an amazing sight!
Steph Mand

On Friday September 20, 2013 in Grant County, West Virginia between Moorefield and Petersburg I sighted a bald eagle on the side of the road. As I drove beside it, the eagle was attempting to pick up a raccoon sized piece of road kill. As the eagle began to fly away, it dropped the road kill but I got a wonderful view of this beautiful animal. There was no mistaking it's signature white head and tail, as well as it's enormous wingspan.
Dr. John Jackfert

We saw a single bald eagle in the early morning on February 14, 2013 in a large field just off River Road near Berkeley Springs ,WV. It was so exciting for us, never having seen a bald eagle in the wild before. The eagle was feeding off something in the field and we stopped the car to watch it from a distance. It stayed on the ground for some time, but took to the air when another car passed by. What a spectacular bird in flight ! It landed in the very top of a high tree near the edge of the field.
Marcia Colvin from Morgantown, WV.

Standing on the creek bank in elm grove, wheeling WV on 2-2-2013. My friend and I saw a young bald eagle fly directly in front of us and continue up the creek. We where on the high side looking down on the water the eagle was eyelevel to us. What a sight!
Mark Black

Tygart lake West Virginia 1/19/2013 approximately 1:30 pm. I was walking shoreline with another neighbor near in West Hill section of shoreline. A pair of eagles flew over and around us for a few minutes. They flew together like fighter jets in tandem. was the first time I saw a pair have seen single birds many other time.
William H. Kiser

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