Sunday, March 25, 2012

Bald Eagle spotted on Pensacola Beach, FL

Spring is here- and so is our national's beloved bird!
The American Bald Eagle visits Pensacola Beach for Spring Break~

We're not sure if this guy (or gal) makes his home in Pensacola Beach or if he came to celebrate the last day of Spring Break, but we are sure glad we caught him on camera this Sunday morning flying around the soundside on Fort Pickens Rd. near the entrance to Fort Pickens.
The whole encounter with the bald eagle lasted less than 5 minutes.  Here's how it went:

8 a.m. Sunday morning on the soundside of Ft. Pickens Beach.
I'm looking for birds, and spot a group of a dozen seagulls feeding.

In flies this guy, and away all the other birds go!

He sat perched upon the piling for a few minutes, before landing on the beach.
Then, of course, something spooked him and off he went!


It is the first time I've seen such a creature and was glad to have my camera  (with zoom) ready to go.
Other local sightings
I have read online that a few bald eagles have been spotted in the Perdido Key/ Southwest Pensacola area as well as reports in Milton and Navarre in Santa Rosa Counties, FL.
Although sightings are rare, it appears that bald eagles do make their home in Northwest Florida! Who can blame them?

Have you ever seen a bald eagle in Northwest Florida?

Until next time,
Nicole St. Aubin, Broker Associate
Realty Masters of FL~ #1 in Pensacola Rental homes and apartments!
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3 comments:

  1. Just saw one today leaving NAS Pensacola! Just amazing to see these amazing birds. They are so rare to see. I saw 2 last year circling above my house near Bayou Texar's transition to Carpenter Creek. Right now, is by far my favorite time of year.

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  2. I also saw one yesterday afternoon (14NOV2013) as I was leaving my building near the flight line of NAS Pensacola. I am sure he is the same guy. Beautiful! Freedom with wings!

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  3. Awesome! Thanks for sharing. I agree, they are such beautiful and powerful creatures. Share pictures if you get some :)

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