Bald Eagle at Pittock, Woodstock,ON

by Michelle
(Woodstock, Ontario, Canada)

November 11 2010


We were at Pittock Conservation Area in Woodstock, Ontario, and while looking for fossil rocks on the beach, I happened to look toward the Mallard ducks and saw a large wing span.

After watching what we concluded to be a Bald Eagle, possibly female but we aren't sure, we left quickly to grab some binoculars and sat on the beach for a few hours watching this bird.

When it would fly again after resting in the trees, all the Mallard ducks would sort of flock to where the Eagle would land on the tree stumps in the water.

Two seagulls repeatedly would "chase" the Eagle until it retreated back into the trees again.

I watched this bird for hours.

I don't know how to write about it being that it was more of an awesome, spiritual experience.

Being in this town most of my life, it was the first time I had ever seen a Bald Eagle here.

Thank you for the report of your Bald Eagle sighting - I too have seen Bald Eagles in the area between Woodstock and Tillsonburg, so I know they are around.

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Bald Eagle Sally Creek
by: John & Nancy Byrne

My wife and I were driving over the bridge on Vansittart toward Sally Creek on Saturday, July 3rd, 2021. We both observed it fly towards the dam at Pittock Conservation area. Great site.


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Signs
by: Anonymous

My husband and I saw this eagle as well last month. It was two days after my sister died. I felt like it was a sign she was flying high and okay. Beautiful

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Sighting near the dam
by: Bruce

My wife and I where walking out the dam on Friday December 20th 2019 around 3:00 pm we saw two Bald Eagles flying by the dam. One flew over towards Sally Creek. The other one sat in tree while we walked out the dam on the south side it was still there when we drove away! They were majestic and it was incredible to witness them in flight perhaps looking for its dinner. Hope to see them again.

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Bald Eagle sighting
by: Sonya

I moved to Innerkip a year ago and have been blessed enough to say I have spotted the female bald eagle 4 times now. This morning leaving my house the eagle was 100ft in the air above my house!! It's a magical experience to witness and everytime I do I get historical! She's beautiful...

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January 6th 2019
by: Susan Wood

Spotted this morning about 8 am while walking my dog ... it was circling, hunting ... came by and had a good look at us so we got out of there!

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Eagle sighting on Christmas Day.
by: Anonymous

Walked through Pittock Conservation Area today with my son and spotted what we though might be a bird up high in a tree, but it was quite large. Getting closer we realized it was an Eagle. It spread its wings and flew farther down and it landed with its mate. Amazing to see these beautiful birds on our Christmas Day walk.

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Still here
by: Anonymous

Spotted today flying over the new development (Havelock) just north of Pittock.

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Spotted April 5th, 2014
by: Anonymous

We were at Pittock today walking along the lake and spotted the Bald Eagle. It flew very low over our heads, and had a seagull swooping at it when it would fly over the water.

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Bald Eagle at Pittock Lake
by: Carol

We live in the Chieftain apartments, and both my husband and I have seen a Bald Eagle flying over Pittock Lake.

It's truly amazing to watch - so beautiful, and huge!

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