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Bald Eagle siting

October 05, 2011 Posted by: Allyson Read, Photograph by Tom Wilson

A bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) was sited this morning approximately 1 mile downstream of the Johnson Ferry Bridge.  Dennis Teague called in with this exciting report.

Usually this magnificent raptor is seen closer to the Morgan Falls dam, but in recent years the sitings have been from East Palisades and the Devil's racecourse areas of the park.

We do keep an observation log, so if you happen to see, hear, or experience something unique or interesting, please let us know.

Bald Eagle by Tom Wilson


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  1. Brooks - Atlanta
    January 19, 2014 at 02:40

    The words you're looking for are "sighting" and "sighted," not "siting" and "sited." Bald eagles also nest around the Columns Drive area, and can be seen catching fish from the river.

  2. Chris - Atlanta, GA
    December 30, 2013 at 10:43

    I saw a bald eagle 1/2 mile below Powers Fy, around the lower portion of the Devils Racecourse rapids, on Sun. Dec. 1, around 2 p.m. Magificent!

 

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Did You Know?

Rock overhang at Island Ford - Photo by Matt Harr

Prehistoric people would shelter under the large rock overhangs found along the Chattahoochee River. Indian village sites once flourished along this rich corridor of fertile soils.