Dorchester Bald Eagle
by Michelle Malek
(Dorchester, Ontario, Canada)
I was driving to work one day, and in the corner of my eye I noticed a hawk-like bird.
As usual I am drawn to the nature present in this area, and I assumed this was our local Red-Tail Hawk flying above.
Upon closer inspection, this creature had a white head, brown body, and a white tail. I instantly though Bald Eagle, but quickly shook my head saying aloud "No way, not in this area."
I had recently traveled to Tobermory, Ontario, where I had a couple of Bald Eagle sightings, and could not get over the fact that they looked very similar.
A few weeks later I was drinking tea, looking out my window...... and to my surprise I see the same looking bird.
I quickly yelled at my fiance to "Quickly come look!" however it was too late!
Since that experience I have seen him/her one more time, however, no one believed me, not even my fiance!
Just three days ago I was sitting at a traffic light in Dorchester, Ontario, and flying over my car was this great bird! It was much closer this time and it was slowly gliding in plain sight, as if to say, "Yes, I know you can see me!" and it was 100% a Bald Eagle.
I was so excited and captured by its beauty. I quickly grabbed my cell phone to take a picture, but he had vanished before I could even get myself organized (and the car behind me gave me a friendly honk, the light had turned green!).
I am very excited that this almost once extinct magnificent bird, is in our area. I hope that it can find places to thrive and flourish, and maybe these sightings will not be so rare to us!
ThanksThank you so much, Michelle, for this report of your Bald Eagle sightings!
I certainly do believe you, as I have seen Bald Eagles around London, not specifically in Dorchester, but on Wonderland Road, London, on the banks for the Thames River, and also in Komoka and near Tillsonburg and Norwich.
I even saw a pair of Bald Eagles gliding around and around above me at Cherry Hill Mall on Oxford Street, London, on a clear day, and their white heads and tails were very obvious.
You tell those disbelievers that there ARE Bald Eagles in your area, and send them to this website!