Bald Eagle Sightings
by Tracey, Gary Stephenson, David Holness
(Norland, Lakeside, Burlington, Caledonia)
Four of our readers wrote to tell us about their Bald Eagle sighting in the past week.
Tracey from Norland, Ontario, reported ... While sitting at my kitchen table admiring the Gull River and the hundred ducks floating on the almost frozen river, we suddenly noticed the ducks becoming agitated. Lo and behold, a Bald Eagle was sizing up the sitting ducks for breakfast. The Eagle continued all day and the rest of the weekend sitting and swooping to catch a duck. He is larger than I could have imagined, but very majestic in nature. When he lands in a tree to look down on the ducks we are able to get a good look at him, but still not close enough for a picture. After stalking the ducks for days he has scared them away for now. If we are able to get a picture I will attach it at a later time. Whether you are passing through or living in Norland Ontario, keep an eye out for the Bald Eagle.
Garry Stephenson from Lakeside, North East of London Ontario, says ... Saw a Bald Eagle sat in a tree on my property. It was being mobbed by crows. It's been feeding from one of my dead domestic geese that it killed. This is the second goose killing in two weeks. The trees overlook my spring fed pond which is currently frozen. My neighbour tells me she's seen it hunting here back in the summer.
David Holness from Burlington said ... My wife and I were on Plains Road this afternoon at the Royal Botanical Gardens, when we saw a mature Bald Eagle passing by over the RBG park. It's our second sighting since they returned to Cootes Paradise, but much closer this time. Beautiful!
Another reader wrote to tell us ... We spotted a Bald Eagle at the unnamed island beside the dam in Caledonia on February 14, 2015. We did get a picture, but only with an iPhone as we weren't there for birding and were caught without a camera.