Bald Eagle north of St Thomas

by A St Thomas resident
(St Thomas, Ontario, Canada)

While canoeing on Kettle Creek 30 minutes north of highway 52 (Ron McNeil Line), I saw a Bald Eagle leave a tree and soar around for about 5 minutes and then disappear into the woods.


Did not see it's nest.

Barb, your Webmistress here - thanks for the info, I too have seen them around St Thomas. Once out near the Ford Plant off Major Line, and again off Ron McNeil line up Dalewood Drive area.

They do nest around here - I heard they nest near Iona, and I know they nest near the Fanshawe Dam in London.

UPDATE: Yesterday, April 8th 2013, my daughter and I spotted a mature Bald Eagle flying across the creek at Waterworks Park, St Thomas. He was huge and we were able to observe him in the tree for several minutes.

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Jan 23, 2017
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Bald Eagle at Iona
by: Anonymous

A magnificent Bald Eagle flew over our Church in Iona yesterday at approximately 12 noon. It was flying in a north-west direction.

Jan 12, 2017
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Bald Eagle sighting on Hwy #3 bypass St Thomas
by: Anonymous

Looking grand and awe aspiring as always. Cruising north and flew right over our car so got a great glimpse! Usually see one in the Lynhurst area as well. Most likely same bird? Thanks!

Yes, my guess would be that the bird you saw would be one of the same pair that nest on Ron McNeil Line, just west of Wellington Road. We live not too far from you (near Waterworks Park) and see them in our field during the summer months.

Jun 06, 2016
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Bald Eagle occupied nest
by: Anonymous

Bald Eagle nest on Ron McNeil Line in farmer's
bush between Wellington Road and Hwy # 3. North side of road. Signs visible from road to give these birds their space. Please adhere to farmer's request. June 6 2016

Apr 05, 2014
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They're back on the nest!!
by: Anonymous

Just drove past today and yes, they are indeed back on the nest!!! As I was watching one on the nest through binoculars, another gracefully soared in with a branch in it's feet. It landed on the nest... Special delivery to Mama perhaps?? :) So neat to have these amazing creatures nearby.

Sep 03, 2013
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Bald Eagles nest
by: Anonymous

Very neat..thanks for the update! They are nesting..on Ron McNeil line. I have been by the nest but haven't seen any in it for quite some time. Good to know they are still around. I thought they may have left already. Maybe they'll stay around?

I don't think the Bald Eagles migrate from this area at the end of the summer, so we should see them through the winter as well. They only use the nest for laying eggs and raising chicks, it isn't their "home" so they may only come back to the nest next spring and use it to raise more youngsters!

Aug 31, 2013
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Dalewood Conservation Area
by: Anonymous

My boyfriend and I just got back from Dalewood and we saw a Bald Eagle in a tree, then he or she caught a fish then went onto a branch in the pond and after several minutes flew off. It was an awesome sight. Our minds were blown.

I live close to Dalewood Conservation Area and lake, and have seen Bald Eagles four times this summer, close to Dalewood and also near Waterworks Park. In the past 18 years that we have lived here, we haven't seen more than one or two, but this year they must be nesting in this area.

Thanks for letting us know, our readers will enjoy hearing about your Bald Eagle sighting!

Apr 11, 2013
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Update (another sighting)
by: Anonymous

One was spotted April 11th just off of Ford Road in a farmers field. Thought I'd update :) Looks like we have them in our area and how wonderful is that!!
On Tuesday April 9th, my daughter and I saw a large Bald Eagle in a tree just across the creek at Waterworks Park, St Thomas, which as the crow flies, is less than two kilometres from the corner of Ford Road and Wellington Road. We were able to observe this bird for about ten minutes as he had first flown past our living-room window, so my daughter had seen him really close up!

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