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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  2. February 04, 2016 at 10:10

    I saw a large bird of prey flying over Timberlea Lake subdivision near Terrell Mill Park today. It had a dark body and a white head. I thought at the time it looks like a bald eagle! But I had no idea they were here in GA. After doing some research, I see they are here and I was gifted today to see my national emblem! Wow! I will never look at another iconic picture of our national emblem the same way. What a treasure to see it fly!

  3. January 03, 2016 at 01:45

    1/1/16 - my sister and I watched a beautiful bald eagle swoop into the top of a magnolia tree at brawner park on Atlanta road in Smyrna, ga on New Year's Day evening. She/he sat at the top and watched us walk closer and closer to the tree to get a better look. there was no mistaking her magnificently shaped head, beak and white collar. I tried to take photos with my IPhone, but it was dark. when she had enough of us admiring her, she flew across the park to a tree on the other side. It was a truly specular experience.

  4. May 15, 2015 at 06:46

    We spoted the eagle south of Morgan falls, yesterday morning, May 14. She was being chased what seems to be a couple osprays. Nice white head and tail and brown body!

  5. 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.

  6. 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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