Bald Eagle sighting in Innisfil
by Paul Kent
(Innisfil, Ontario, Canada)
Today the 14th May 2013 at about 12.30pm I was sitting in my workshop at the rear of my house, I live in Innisfil on the 25th Side Road,between the 9th and 10th line.
My house is about 1 km west of lake Simcoe, Ontario.
I was just sitting in the workshop looking out of the large window and the eagle came flying straight towards me heading west from the lake.
It was only about 40 feet of the ground and flew between two 60 foot pine trees in my garden.
I am 67 years old and this is only the second time I have ever seen one in the wild. It took my breath away as it was so close and in motion, as it got close just before it went over the workshop I could see its eyes, yellow beak and white head very clear.
It had a massive wing span over six feet and seemed to be out for an afternoon stroll it was making slow steady wing flaps as it went by.
At the rear of my shop is about four kilometers of thick bush with tall trees and is a conservation area.
Just before I came in to search the Internet I could see it gliding in the updrafts over the 10th line probably over a 1,000 feet up.
I will remember this moment for the rest of my life, I have flown in Concord from New York to Paris but this flight experience was better and is priceless.
Thank you so much for telling us about your Eagle sighting ... how wonderful!