Bald Eagle at Greenway

by David Connor
(London, Ontario, Canada)

Bald Eagle - London, Ontario

Bald Eagle - London, Ontario

I have observed Bald Eagles in London, Ontario, and also near Port Burwell, close to Lake Erie, however, the use of the pesticide DDT and pollution by PCB's led to the near-extinction of these beautiful birds of prey, and in 1980 there were almost no chicks surviving in few remaining active nests along the Lake Erie shore in Southern Ontario.


Since then, thanks to protection and active conservation, the populations have started to increase, and more and more young Eaglets are surviving to continue to spread and successfully breed.

These birds were declared a Provincially Endangered Species in Ontario in 1973, and are still not common in this area.

The information below was submitted by one of our readers - Thanks David!


Bald Eagles at Greenway Pollution Plant - London Ontario

There were two Eagles there when I was taking these photographs, which were taken with a Canon 300D with a 70-200L lens. I think I'm gonna have to get a bigger lens!

Nevertheless, here are the pictures of one of these awesome birds. I plan on going out again to photograph, hopefully closer, these majestic Eagles.
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Jan 01, 2017
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Bald Eagle
by: Anonymous

We back on to the Thames across from Gibbons Park. We had a juvenile Bald Eagle approx. 2 yrs old land in a tree in our back yard. It was still really large. I would say a female. This was Christmas day. The next day had a full grown Bald Eagle hanging around. I wish they would build a nest close by!

Dec 07, 2016
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Bald Eagle at Greenway
by: Anonymous

This morning walking my dog along the Thames by the train bridge I saw a bald eagle swooping down on the ducks in the river. What a beautiful sight. He landed then flew off. I was able to take a few pictures with my phone but they didn't turn out the best.

Sep 08, 2016
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Bald Eagles
by: Anonymous

August 2016 - kayaking on the Thames between Springbank Park and Komaka I saw two Bald Eagles. Male and female. Kept flying ahead of us and landing in the tree tops.

Jul 12, 2016
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Eagle sighted
by: Lorraine Dick

July 11, 2016 - Just got onto Grand River Line at Bear Line. Saw huge bird cross over us headed to the river with several smaller birds in pursuit. When we got to a clear area it was flying over and following the river headed west. Wow, a beautiful sight. Full grown Bald Eagle, we both headed in the same direction quite a distance. Wondering where the home or nest would be because we spotted one in winter by the river, close to our home. Grand River Line, Chatham, Ontario.

May 03, 2016
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Sightings
by: Kurt

05/01016 - Sighted at least 3 at once. Two adults, one juvenile. I was driving west on 401 about halfway between Dutton and Tilbury. They were in some trees bordering a field on the south side of the highway.

Mar 08, 2016
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Was It an Eagle Flying Over Horton/Wharncliffe Road?
by: Anonymous

Driving into work this morning (March 8, 2016), north on Wharncliffe Road coming to Horton Street, I saw what I thought was a Hawk, however, it looked more like an Eagle, flying southeast over Wharncliffe Road around Horton Street. As traffic was moving, I couldn't watch where it went.
I have also seen Bald Eagles in that area - several times I've seen them on Wonderland Road where it crosses the Thames River, and also near Cherry Hill Mall. Thanks for letting us know!

Jan 29, 2016
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Sightings in Lambeth
by: Wendy

On January 18, 2016, I spotted a single Bald Eagle flying through the ravine over Dingman Creek in Lambeth. I had seen him a few times before Christmas, but on this day I saw him on four different occasions flying up and down over the creek. While we were out driving down Colonel Talbot Road we spotted him again. This time he dove right down to the ground for a second and then flew off to the north west. We followed him down Pack Road until he disappeared out of sight. He is truly amazing to see!

Jan 22, 2016
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Bald Eagle
by: Anonymous

Bald eagle spotted sitting on roof top just off of Wharncliffe North by Gibbon's park. It was Christmas morning 2015. It sat there for about ten minutes before being chased off by crows, but then it landed in a nearby tree where it stayed for a while.


Jan 14, 2016
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Thank You Comments, information (helpful)
by: Doug

Hello, I'm happy to read communication and information. I was quite shocked to actually see the yellow beaks, white heads, of the Raptors twice, before New Years (Mild Weather)(from Balcony). In The New Year I started hiking (along The Thames) from Thames Park (Wortley) upstream to Wellington Rd, three days in row. One of those days, I saw siting alone, just the back end of what looked Like a very large Hawk, or, an Eagle. As It was raining, I quietly removed D7100 Nikon from pack and when I looked back up, the bird had flown away. (Man with Ebike and loud Radio). One other day was capturing Song Birds and Downy Woodpeckers and heard the screech of raptor, and saw him land on a tree upstream. By the time I looked back up, I lost sight of where he landed, I waited one hour but no luck. Many images and sound birds/Squirrels. Now cold weather, I wonder if Eagles Stay in area, would anyone know? Thank you David Connor and all others on the BLOG, hope to start seeing this site with daily communication - I would like to thank Barbara and her family for running this site -sharing info can only help the survival of all species up and down the food chain, this includes Humans! Thank you all.

You're welcome Doug - I try to keep up-to-date with the comments and submissions to my website, but it is difficult to post them as they come in ... real life is going on as I need to work on this website (only one of several that I have) as well as a couple of businesses, and I currently have a backlog of around 300 submissions from our readers which need checking and publishing (time for a cup of tea, I'm tired just thinking about it!). I am glad, and thankful for all our readers who send us information which enriches this website.

Dec 30, 2015
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Bald Eagle sighting
by: Doug

Hello,
2015/12/30 In the morning I watch the Thames River, mostly because I am shocked at the "lack" of wildlife (waterfowl) on what used to be a great RIVER. To my amazement, at approximately 9:30 am 12/30/15 I witnessed 2 Bald Eagles (Male & Female) flying towards me, then following the Thames with the current out of sight. I am a Photographer by trade, and have never seen a Bald Eagle in Ontario. I have seen tons of Osprey and Red Tail Hawks and Coopers Hawks, I have done research and understand that DDT killed them all off in the 1960's, but now they are coming back, 2 nesting at Fanshawe Dam and more at the pollution control plant. My Question is, why have no "Professional Photographers" have images to share? I don't have a car so cannot go looking for them, as Humans we must share information, to save species, I have so many images I share, yet see no one doing the same, why is this? Here is some wildlife from our area Buckskin 15's Photos
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Doug

Thanks for the info Doug, I too have seen Bald Eagles on the Thames in London - I spotted one in a tree near the Guy Lombardo bridge, and again I saw a pair flying really high above Cherry Hill Mall on Oxford Street, London.

Dec 09, 2015
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Bald Eagle in Mt. Brydges
by: Anonymous

I was driving up Rougham Road in Mount Brydges, and saw a Bald Eagle having a snack in a tobacco field. I stopped the car and walked out in the field while videoing, but it flew away before I got too close, but it was awesome to see, and the video isn't too bad (but of course doesn't seem as close on a phone camera).

Mar 18, 2015
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sighting
by: Anonymous

Yesterday, I saw a Bald Eagle near Highbury and Fanshawe. Up until yesterday, I wasn't aware that Bald Eagles existed in Ontario! I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me.

Thanks for letting us know - I have seen Balds above Cherry Hill Mall, and twice I saw them in trees on the banks of the Thames on Wonderland Road.

Jan 10, 2015
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Bald Eagle
by: Anonymous

Jan. 9 at 2 pm spotted an Eagle flying along the Thames River close to Western Road. So cool!

Jan 06, 2015
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Bald Eagle south London
by: BWT

It was spotted flying on White Oaks Road, near the city landfill around 4:00 pm. Very beautiful.

Nov 15, 2014
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Bald Eagles Spotted
by: Doris

I spotted this pair as I was driving from the off leash dog park next to the Greenway Pollution Plant. They were perched on the tree and I guess looking for lunch. Beautiful!

Oct 19, 2014
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Bald Eagle feeding on Raccoon
by: Joe

I was driving down eight mile road in between Richmond Street and Wonderland Road and seen this Bald Eagle feeding on a Raccoon on the ground, so I pulled over and took pics of my favorite bird. I have not seen one until today, Sunday October 19th 2014.

Jul 23, 2014
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Osprey at Fanshawe and Clarke Rd
by: Anonymous

I believe those are osprey! Eagles have much larger nests as well.

Jul 20, 2014
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Bald Eagles in St Marys
by: Ken and Ellen

July 20 2014 Today just west of St Mary's along the Thames River we spotted two Bald Eagles perched on a dead limb on the other side of the river. We took several pictures but definitely would have loved a better lens! What beautiful majestic birds. We have seen one of them in the park in St Marys several times this spring/Summer along the Thames.

Jul 20, 2014
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July 20/2014
by: Ken and Ellen

Today just west of St Mary's along the Thames River we spotted two Bald Eagles perched on a dead limb on the other side of the river. We took several pictures but definitely would have loved a better lens! What beautiful majestic birds. We have seen one of them in the park in St Marys several times this Spring/Summer along the Thames.

Jul 15, 2014
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Bald Eagle Sighting
by: Melissa E

The pair in the Fanshawe area are nesting atop a hydro pole at the corner of Fanshawe Park Road and Clarke Rd on the Southeast corner. Saw the female in the nest at the time.

Mar 09, 2014
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Bald Eagles
by: Cathy C.

I was out walking the dog this afternoon and I saw two Eagles matching the same description. What an awesome sighting! March 9, 2014.

Sep 03, 2013
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Bald Eagle sighting
by: Douglas Walker( wheatley. Ontario)

I was kayaking in the Thames River between the Clark Road bridge and the Highbury bridge and spotted the same Eagle twice. He flew right over my head the second time.

August 30th, 2013

Nov 28, 2012
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Another sighting
by: Anonymous

Driving north on Wonderland Road in London crossing the Thames River on Monday November 26, I could not believe my eyes when I saw an Eagle fly overhead. I thought I was mistaken until I read this.

Aug 14, 2012
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Sighting
by: Anonymous

Spotted a Bald Eagle - viewed from the dock in Greenway Park. The Eagle was circling and landed in a tree opposite the dock and stayed there for more than ten minutes.

Oct 22, 2011
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Eagles Over Fanshawe
by: Jim Mullenix

On October 15, 2011 a group of 300 people were preparing to run the yearly Vulture Bait trail run around Lake Fanshawe, when both Bald Eagles were spotted flying together nearby over the lake.

I have personally seen these two Eagles over the lake for several years now, but they have never looked so beautiful or been so close.

Wonderful!

Sep 16, 2011
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The Eagle has landed
by: Dufus

I have seen the Eagle as well, diving for fish in the Thames River near the Wonderland Bridge in Greenway Park.

Jun 17, 2011
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Bald Eagle Sighting
by: Julie

I was driving north this morning over the Wonderland Road bridge (London, Ontario) and spotted the Bald Eagle flying overhead.

I was happy to find this website to support this sighting, as I think people are skeptical!

I too, have seen a Bald Eagle at the bridge over the Thames River on Wonderland Road, but when I spotted it, it was sitting in a large tree, watching the river - possibly looking for fish!

Thanks for telling us about your sighting!

May 22, 2011
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Fanshawe Park nesting ground
by: Anonymous

My boyfriend and I were hiking the trails at Fanshawe Park Saturday May 21, 2011, when a Bald Eagle flew overhead.

We knew the nest was close by and kept our eyes focused. We found it on the other side of the park and there was other Bald Eagle and a huge nest.

As we treked on to get a better view of the nest we saw two young Eagles in the nest.

It's great to see a pair so close to home (Oxford County), now we will return to Fanshawe Park to see the progress of the young Bald Eagles.

Mar 27, 2011
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New sighting, 27th March 2011
by: Simon

I was out today in Springbank Park and spotted a Bald Eagle circling the river, upstream from the flood control barrier.

The bird headed back in the direction of Greenway.

Jan 15, 2011
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Eagle
by: Anonymous

I spotted one today January, 15/2011

Feb 25, 2010
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2 bald eagles sighted
by: Bill

Two Bald Eagles were sighted February 25th 2010, approximately 8:15 am at the Wharncliffe Road bridge, along the Thames River in London, Ontario.

Jan 30, 2010
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Bald Eagle Sightings
by: John Rubini

Our reader John reports - I have had two Bald Eagle sightings recently. On December 1, 2009 a Bald Eagle flew over head at Pond mills and Pond View roads in London, Ontario. The most recent sighting was January 30, in Lambeth, Ontario, when one was seen flying South over the Copps Buildall store at 2:00 pm.

Jan 24, 2010
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Greenway Bald Eagles
by: Anonymous

I go to the dog park at Greenway every day and saw the eagle in a tree over the river one day when someone was taking pictures. Since then I have watched with binoculars one of them soaring over the river, it seemed to have a mottled look under the wings and the head was not white, must have be a young female?

Thanks for your comment - I wonder if this could have been the bird I observed last week on the bank of the Thames?

Jul 06, 2009
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Wow!
by: Dan

Your pictures of eagles are cool, man! They are amazing! I just got a new camera and would love to get pictures like that.

Feb 19, 2009
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Great picture of Bald Eagle
by: Anonymous

I really like your picture of the Eagle - I didn't know there were Bald Eagles around London!

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