Southern Ontario Bald Eagles

by Brad, KLB, Leslie, Helen, Karen, Sean, Ian, Julie
(Across Southern Ontario)

Bald Eagle in flight

Bald Eagle in flight

Brad from Delaware wrote to tell us ... There is a nesting pair near the Thames River in Delaware on XXXXXXX Farms and just today I sighted a lone one flying by Parkhill Creek.

Thanks for the info Brad, but I removed the name of the farm, to protect the birds - people may go there and disturb the nesting pair, who could abandon their nest and young

K.L.B. who is a reader from the London, Ontario, area sent us his report of an Eagle sighting ... in March I was outside on Jeanne Suave school yard (Wharncliffe Road and Oxford Street area) and an adult Bald Eagle flew over the yard. It was heading south.

An anonymous reader tells us ..... I was just returning from Grand Bend to London on April 21, 2012. I spotted the Bald Eagle (my first ever sighting!) as I was driving on the Mount Carmel Road. The Eagle was flying quite low and was following a creek that passes under the road .... just east of Mount Carmel. What a thrill!

Leslie from Little Britain, Ontario, said ... February 25th, 2012. This morning I saw a beautiful Bald Eagle flying up from an area of open water at the north west end of Washburn Island on Lake Scugog. It appeared to be not quite full grown. I have lived on this Lake for 25 years and have never seen one before. On February 9th, I saw a Golden Eagle soaring over the valley north west of Fowlers Corners near Peterborough, Ontario. In March of 2011 I saw a Bald Eagle while driving through Wingham, Ontario. It seems these birds are making a comeback, how wonderful!

I agree, it is wonderful to know that these majestic birds are alive and well, and breeding in Southern Ontario!

Helen from Kincardine wrote to say ... March 1, 2012 - Driving to work this morning along Boiler Beach Road, saw a Bald Eagle sitting in a tree. One branch down was a very brave (crazy) Red Squirrel who tripped along and stood right underneath the Eagle! The big bird glanced down and the Squirrel took off like lightening! I got some pictures with my cell phone, but don't think they are too good. This is my third Eagle this year. All seen along Boiler Beach Road. Saw my first early morning looking out my window. He was cruising along looking down scouting the shoreline. Three Wednesdays ago out for a walk on a sunny, blue sky day and just happened to look up. In a tree not 6 feet above me was a beautiful Bald Eagle just sitting! Now today to see the third. What a thrill on my way to work! I am truly blessed to live in such a wonderful area of Ontario.

Thanks for sending this to us, and I agree, you are truly Blessed to live amongst Mother Nature's wonders!

Karen from Wilberforce, Ontario, wrote to day ... My husband and I were travelling into the town of Haliburton, Ontario, and while driving we passed 3 Bald Eagles in one tree and 1 Bald Eagle in another tree. It was December 12 (Wednesday) 2012 at approximately 2:30 pm. It was cloudy and the weather was minus 1 - not too cold. They appeared to be just sitting in the huge trees. Behind the trees is a large cliff. My husband and I also saw one on tall dead tree in a swamp in Harcourt Park Ontario one summer. By the time we stopped and I grabbed my camera - it was too late. What a beauty! I considered myself very lucky to have seen one but yesterday seeing 4 was incredible.

Karen, Thank you so much for writing to tell us about your Bald Eagle sightings, that must have been wonderful to see! I'm sorry for the delay - we have a backlog of entries and it is taking me a while to get to them all!

Sean from Cambridge wrote to say ... Myself and a couple of friends this past weekend, were kayaking down the Grand River in the Paris, Ontario, area where we saw, to our surprise, a Bald Eagle fly right down to the water and grab some fresh fish for lunch, pretty amazing to see! The Grand is an amazing place to see lots of wildlife.

Ian from Fonthill reported ... Driving west along the South Service Road, just west of Niagara College's Niagara-on-the-Lake campus. A mature Bald Eagle (unmistakable white head) flew low (perhaps 30 feet above ground) across the QEW (Queen Elizabeth Way) and the service road, from north to south, towards the Niagara escarpment. Approximately 4:00 pm on 09 March 2012.

Julie also saw an Eagle, she says ... I just saw a Bald Eagle today in Grand Bend, Ontario. WOW!

Thank you to all our readers who write in to report their Wildlife sightings!

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