We are surrounded

by Paula Jessop
(West Lorne, Ontario, Canada)

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

I live just outside of West Lorne heading towards Rodney Ontario.

This week alone I have seen an adult Bald Eagle three times.

The first time was mid-afternoon on Wednesday. It was sitting on a snowbank beside the road. I am assuming it was eating as it didn't move until my car got very close to it.

I then saw it twice on Friday mid to late morning.

It was in the same field again near the road and this time it was clearly eating a rabbit as it tried to carry it away.

This has been a very cold winter and the lakes are frozen so that might have something to do with it.

In late autumn this year we saw what we suspected to be a hawk hanging around our yard (we live in a wooded area).

We had just installed a few bird feeders. Hawks are commonly seen in the area so that is what we thought it was ... now I am not positive that it wasn't a adolescent eagle though.

Either way it was a beautiful creature.

Thank you so much for telling us about your Bald Eagle sightings - I have seen them along highway 401 in the Rodney / West Lorne area.

I also found a great picture of a Bald Eagle, which I have added here.

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Eagles in your area!
by: Vince Bury

I grew up just outside of West Lorne on Hwy 3. Eagles were fairly numerous between Hwy 3 and Lake Erie back then. (50's & 60's). I believe it was the reason Eagle Ontario got its name. Originally it was called Eagle's Nest before we got lazy and shortened it to Eagle. I know the same area has been built up and perhaps the Eagles are being forced further inland. Amazing birds.

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