by Jack Hamilton
(Elmwood, Ontario, Canada)
My wife and I moved to West Grey from Georgetown, Ontario, a year and a half ago and since then we have had the pleasure of two seperate sightings of the majestic Bald Eagle.
Once was March 2010, on Lake Damascus. There was still a layer of slushy ice on the lake and as we drove by I spotted something out on the ice about 300 yards away.
Lucky we had our camera with zoom lens and I was able to zoom in to see this beautiful creature gnawing on something while sitting undisturbed. I was able to confirm it was indeed a Bald Eagle and got some awsome pictures!
The second sighting was while kyaking on the Saugeen River near Paisly, in the summer of 2010.
We were just coasting along when all of a sudden not one but two, Bald Eagles flew out from the tree tops not more than 100 yards away or so.
They were obviously a nesting pair because they circled us a couple of times and then landed back at the nest.
One landed in the nest and one on the branches beside the nest.
We had a fantastic view of both parents and could barely see some hungry mouths poking out above the nest.
Unfortunately this time we had no camera but I will always remember this event!
I'm hopeful with the comeback they have made in Canada,we will have many more oportunities to see these amazing birds. Thank you Jack, for this report of your Eagle sightings - if you do see the Bald Eagles again or get some photographs, please let us know - I'm sure our readers would love to hear more!