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EAGLE SIGHTINGS in Highland County, Virginia SPRING March 1 - May 31, 2006

Mar. 1, 2006
10 Time: bald eagle Tom Brody Allegheny Mountain on border of No details
immature Highland and Pocahontas
counties

Time: bald eagle Tom Brody Upper Back Creek near US 250 No details
adult
Mar. 4, 2006
1 Time: 1100 golden eagle Kurt Gaskill, Larry Meade, Rich Snowy Mt. north of VA 644 just GOEA flew and circled along and over
Rieger east of VA 643 and along VA 644 the ridge
north past VA 643 about halfway
to WV line.

10 Time: bald eagles (2)


adults
Chris & Jeremy Swecker,
reported by Mark Swecker
“The Hacken” one mile north of
US 250 in valley between ridges
Two adult BAEAs were walking on the
ground. Observers went to get a
on either side of private road past camera and the eagles were gone
gate. when they returned.

4 Time: bald eagle


adult
Sandy Bratton Adjacent to trout raceways just
west of VA 220 north of Monterey
Adult BAEA perched in a tree
overlooking stream
near intersection VA 634

1 Time: 1606-1616 Golden eagles (3) Larry Lynch VA 644 top of Hardscrabble Rd. Two immature GOEA perched in a
3 immature at the sharp curve, approximately tree on the hillside on the opposite side
PHOTOGRAPH 0.5 mile from Pendleton Co. WV of the hollow. One flew down into the
hollow and landed near a large pile of
dirt. It stayed there for a few
minutes and a couple of Common
Ravens harassed it. Then it
flew through the hollow toward
observer and soared directly overhead
for a minute or two while gaining
altitude and flew through the
gorge. The other eagle soon followed
it. The third GOEA, an immature, was
at the same location within 10 minutes.
Mar. 11, 2006
1 Time: 1045 golden eagle Brenda Tekin, Keith Tekin VA 640, approximately 0.5 mile Immature GOEA circled low over field
immature north of VA 644 approximately halfway between the
PHOTOGRAPH road and Snowy Mt. It gained altitude
above the distant ridge and then
dropped lower with ridge as a
backdrop, slowly drifting northeast
closer to the road near top of the hill at
Pendleton County line. An adult Red-
tailed Hawk flew in and dive-bombed
the GOEA. Later the GOEA flew east
across VA 640 toward Goff Mt.
Mar. 12, 2006
Time: 0815 bald eagle Pendleton Goodall Between US 250 and Old Pike Adult BAEA flew northeast down from
10 adult Road, just west of VA/WV state Camp Allegheny Battlefield toward
line, near Camp Allegheny Varner homestead
Battlefield.
2 Time: approximately bald eagle Edmund Hevener VA 642 at bridge over Straight BAEA flew southwest following
1100 adult Fork. Straight Fork upstream.

Mar. 13, 2006


Time: 1030 bald eagles (4) Pendleton Goodall Northwest side of Monterey Mt. Two adults and two immature BAEA
2 adults above Saul Simmons farm circled slowly in updraft.
2 immature

Mar. 15, 2006


6 Time: bald eagle Amanda O’Connor VA 220 11 miles south of Immature BAEA, flew south, low near
immature Monterey Jackson River.

Time: 1220 bald eagle Bethel Crummett Along Rt. 220, 3 miles north of BAEA flew north.
adult Monterey VA
Mar. 17, 2006 BAEA flew north from Meadowdale up
3 Time: 1715 bald eagle Bethel Crummett Meadowdale at US 84 & VA 640 the Blue Grass Valley to the north.
Mar. 19, 2006
Time: bald eagle Lorraine & Jim White, Ken Seen from house porch on US BAEA flew over Rich Hills Road.
adult Schaal 250 on Jack Mt.
Mar. 22, 2006
Time: bald eagle Sandy Bratton Along Jackson River on Rt. 220, Adult BAEA perched in tree along
adult 15 miles south of Monterey Jackson River
6 Time: 1815 bald eagle Norman Bell East of Jackson River, 0.5 mile Adult BAEA cruised north, low along
adult north of Mustoe ridge, east of the Jackson River.
Mar. 23, 2006
7 Time: Bald eagle Sandy Bratton Along Jackson River on Rt. 220 Adult BAEA perched in tree along
adult south of Monterey 15 miles Jackson River
Mar. 25, 2006
6 Time: approximately golden eagle Norm Bell 0.75 mile north of Mustoe over Immature GOEA, (prominent white
1415 immature David Rowe’s back field patches on back of the wings) circled
over back field.
Mar. 26, 2006
1 Time: 1426 golden eagle Gordy Adamski, Sandy Batton, Along VA 640 just north of Immature GOEA flew near VA 640
immature Sandy Hevener, Brenda Tekin intersection with VA 642 and then north of VA 644. It circled along the
PHOTOGRAPH along VA 642 west of first western slope of Goff Mt. then flew
observation. across VA 640 heading west toward
Lantz Mt. Approximately 18 minutes
later, it relocated on VA 644
approximately 0.4 mile west of VA 640,
circling with kettle of vultures and a
Northern Rough-legged Hawk.
Mar. 29, 2006
7 Time: bald eagle Tom Brody Jackson River , US 220 N near Immature bald eagle flew east, low near
immature Tomahawk Ranch about 15 miles river.
south of Monterey
Mar. 30, 2006
10 Time: bald eagle Leslie Goodall Tamarack Ridge, 0.5 mile north of BAEA hunted from a small spruce tree
adult US 250 near empty trailer before near the trailer
Goodall property & on same
driveway
5 Time: 1500-1600 bald eagle Rick Webb US 220 just south of Vanderpool BAEA perched in tree near Jackson
adult River
Mar. 31, 2006
5 Time: 1130 bald eagle Bruce Hill VA 220 1 mile south of Adult BAEA sat on a tree branch beside
adult Vanderpool and 5 miles south of the Jackson River
Monterey

5 Time: bald eagle


adult
Jed Thomas US 220 5.5 miles south of
Monterey near Swanson Dowling
Adult BAEA came from the west side of
the road, flew across road then north up
house the Jackson River

5 Time: 1500-1600 bald eagle


adult
Rick Webb US 220 south of Vanderpool BAEA perched in tree near Jackson
River
Apr. 1, 2006
6 Time: 1015 bald eagle Edmund Hevener US 220 N 0.5 mile south of trout Adult BAEA flew northeast over
adult farm 9 miles south of Monterey Jackson River and landed in a tree

5 Time: 0745 bald eagle


adult
Lin Pray US 220 N. 5.5 miles south of
Monterey
Adult BAEA perched in tree near
Jackson River
Apr. 2, 2006
5 Time: 0745 bald eagle Lin Pray US 220 N. 5.5 miles south of Adult BAEA perched in tree over
adult Monterey Jackson River
3 Crummett: Time: 1210
bald eagle Bethel Crummett 1.2 miles southwest of VA 640 on Immature BAEA flew north-northeast
immature south side of US 84 while crows harassed it. One observer
called the other and they believe it was
3 Dymersky Time: 1215 same bald eagle Niki Dymersky 1 mile southwest of VA 640 on
north side of US 84
the same bird, although they were not
standing together when they saw it.

Time: 1430 bald eagle Pendleton Goodall Collins Run about 3 miles northeast Adult BAEA flew over Collins Run. It
10 adult of US 250 rose into thermals toward back of
Tamarack Ridge, circled back and
headed northwest toward Buffalo Lake.
April 3, 2006
4 Time: approx. 1100 bald eagle Debora Ellington North of Rexrode’s Store 0.5 south Adult BAEA carrying grassy material in
adult of VA/WV state line- near US 220 & claws flew south above US 220 along
VA 642 river from north of Rexrode’s Store
then veered west at VA 642 toward
Ginseng Mt. It gained altitude and
disappeared.
April 6, 2006
3 Time: 0800-1000 bald eagle Charlotte Stephenson US 84 about 1.5 miles west of US This site is very close to where
adult 220 behind Stephenson house on Stephenson took photos of two BAEA
Little Back Creek in 2003. Photos are included in this
report.
April 7, 2006
5 Time: 0745 bald eagle Lin Pray US 220 N. 5.5 miles south of BAEA perched in tree near Jackson
adult Monterey River.
April 9, 2006
Time: 0730 bald eagles (2) Edmund Hevener Ruckman Lane 0.2 mile west of VA Adult BAEA flew south over stream.
2 1 adult 640 at South Branch of Potomac Immature BAEA flew toward it from
1 immature River Lantz Mt. from the southwest. It turned
as it got to the adult, flew behind it,
flew over its back then flew under it
upside down and they spun around
each other one time while continuing to
fly south. They flew south together.
X Time: 0814 bald eagles (2) Sandy Batton, Sandy Hevener, Highland County BAEA pair sitting on nest #1
adults Patti Reum, Brenda Tekin
PHOTOGRAPHS

4 Time: 1114 bald eagle Brenda Tekin Along west side of Rt. 220 near VA
634 north of Monterey at trout
Adult BAEA perched in small tree
overlooking trout stream. It flew west
stream “raceway” and south of toward the ridge and turned north
Virginia trout farm. flying low along eastern slope on west
side of Rt. 220, slowly circling and
drifting northward toward Ginseng Mt.
“Ginseng BAEA”.

3 Time:1200-1300 bald eagle Charlotte Stephenson Jackson River US 84 1.5 miles west
of US 220 (in front of house)
Perched in a tree near Jackson River
but somewhat back from the river.
After a while it flew north up river

1 Time: 1220 golden eagle Brenda Tekin Along VA 644, 0.1 mile south of Immature GOEA flew low across the
immature intersection with VA 643, in front of field south of Snowy Mt. It headed due
PHOTOGRAPH J. Swecker property. south over the Swecker property.
About 3-4 minutes later it circled low
over a field on the western slope of
Monterey Mt. east of VA 643. It gained
altitude, circling and drifting south over
the valley.

5 Time: 1403 bald eagle Brenda Tekin Along Jackson River on Rt. 220, Adult BAE perched on lower branch of
adult approximately 5 miles south of large oak tree along Jackson River
PHOTOGRAPH Monterey, approximately 1 mile within 40 yards of US 220. It flew,
south of Vanderpool (Rt. 84) heading back across the open field
toward the east, slowly flying in and
out of the trees before it disappeared
around a bend below the ridgeline.

5 Time: 1715-1730 bald eagle Sandy Bratton US 220 east of road on Doug Adult BAEA perched in a tree near the
adult Gutshall property 5.5 miles south of Jackson River, but back from it next to
Monterey the woods. For more than 15 minutes it
sat there and preened the entire time.
Time: 1730 bald eagle Todd Frye East side US 220 one mile south of “Ferdinand & Isabella.” Adult BAEA
5 adult Vanderpool or 5.5 miles south of
Monterey
perched in tree above Jackson River

Time: 1745 bald eagle Sandy Bratton US 220 N “airstrip field”, 13 miles Adult BAEA flew south downstream
adult south of Monterey with two red tail hawks and then a
7 raven following it. They circled until out
of sight.
April 11 , 2006
Time: 0745 bald eagle Lin Pray US 220 N. 5.5 miles south of BAEA perched in tree near Jackson
5 adult Monterey River

Time: 0845 bald eagle Amanda O’Connor West side of US 220 across from Adult BAEA sat in a tree very close to
6 adult Irene McAllister property near
Mustoe 7 miles south Monterey
the road, west of it on the side away
from the Jackson River
Time: 0850 bald eagle Amanda O’Connor East side of US 220 near the Immature BAEA perched in a tree
5 immature Jackson River 5 miles south of close to the river
Monterey
April 12 , 2006
Time: 0745 bald eagle Lin Pray US 220 N. 10.5 miles south of BAEA perched in tree near Jackson
6 immature Monterey River

Time: 0850 bald eagle Amanda O’Connor East side of US 220 near the Siting in a tree close to the river
5 adult Jackson River 5 miles south of
Monterey
April 13, 2006
5 Time: 0745 bald eagle Lin Pray US 220 N. 5.5 miles south of BAEA perched in tree near Jackson
adult Monterey River

5 Time: 0850 bald eagle


adult
Amanda O’Connor East side of US 220 near the
Jackson River, 5 miles south of
Adult BAEA perched in tree close to
the river, same time, same place, third
Monterey day in a row.

April 14, 2006


Time: 1239 VA 220, 13 miles south of Monterey Adult BAEA perched on top of dead
7 bald eagle
adult
Patti Reum
past Midway at power line crossing tree apparently hunting. After about
five minutes, it flew south along
Jackson River.

Time: 1514 bald eagle Pendleton Goodall Hightown, above Hevener’s store BAEA flew over the store going west

3 Time: 1638-1645 bald eagles (2) Sandy Hevener Dug Bank Rd. VA 637 about 750 Two adult BAEA perched in large tree,
adults above sharp curve and 0.3 miles one about 15 feet above the other near
by air from US 84 a strong spring-
3 Time: 1735-1745 same as above Two adult BAEA perched in same tree,
bald eagles (2) Sandy Hevener
adults same branches as above- one facing
PHOTOGRAPH south and one facing north. Observer
(same 2 as # 83) walked toward birds taking photos.
The top bird lifted, flew around the tree
and headed toward Iris Hooke house
on VA 638. The second followed a
minute later.
APRIL 15, 2006
Time: 0705-0740 bald eagles (2) Gordy Adamski, Brenda Tekin, Highland County Initially adults were not attending the
X adults Rick Webb nest. In a few minutes two adults flew
on nest #1 upstream toward it. One landed in the
PHOTOGARPHS nest and appeared to feed eaglets that
were not visible. The adult systemically
tipped its bill down, raised its head
slightly turning to her right, and tipped
bill down again. It repeated this action
several times in a manner consistent
with feeding two or three eaglets. A
second adult appeared and landed on
the nest. Both adults proceeded to
start ripping up something, perhaps a
fish. The landowner arrived and
confirmed nest activity.

4 Time: 0930 unidentified eagle Tom Brody, Pen Goodall,


Edmund Hevener, Patti Reum
VA 220 near Possum Trot VA 635
In Possum Trot near Kitty Lambert
Unidentified eagle flew north

house on VA 635

Time: 0950 bald eagles (2) Brenda Tekin, Sandy Bratton, East side US 220 about 9.5 miles Adult BAEA interacted with an
6 adult
immature
Sandy Hevener south of Monterey on Boyd
Stephenson farm
immature BAEA- For more than an
hour the adult repeatedly chased the
juvenile from a perch tree overlooking
the Jackson River. The immature
would fly off and return to the tree. The
adult would appear agitated and then
chase the immature off again.

4 Time: 1010 golden eagle Tom Brody, Pen Goodall, VA 635 in Possum Trot Adult GOEA flew down very low over
adult Edmund Hevener, Patti Reum car not far above the roof while
observers stood nearby. It then
headed south gaining altitude.

6 Time: 1010-1115 bald eagles (2) Gordy Adamski, Sandy East side of US 220 south of VA Initial scans of woods on hill above
adult Bratton, Sandy Hevener, 606 on Boyd W. Stephenson farm bottomland along Jackson River for
Basic II Brenda Tekin, Rick Webb 11 miles south of Monterey, Mustoe nest with spotting scopes yielded
area nothing. The river is 200-300 yards
east of the road at this site. Then two
BAEA flew upstream northward. An
adult BAEA was chasing a Basic II.
The adult proceeded in hot pursuit as
they flew low over the river at the
forest’s edge. The adult veered, turned
back, landed in a treetop and
vocalized. The Basic II continued to fly
rapidly upstream and out of sight. The
adult preened and gazed over the
open fields for about an hour. During
this time, the Basic II returned, flying
low along the river and the adult
chased it vigorously. The adult
returned to another tree nearby when
the Basic II flew quickly upstream. The
observers left for 30 minutes and both
eagles were gone when they returned.

4 Time: approximately bald eagle Gordy Adamski, Sandy West side of US 220, 4.5 miles Adult BAEA flew over a western ridge,
1310 adult Bratton, Brenda Tekin, Rick north of Monterey near VA 634 at circled and flew toward the stream
Webb trout farm raceways before turning back and flying away
over the ridge west-southwest.

6 Time: 1400
bald eagles (2)
adult Sandy Bratton
West side of US 220 along Jackson
River, 0.5 mile south of VA 606 and
Adult BAEA flew up from the river and
to a tree at the base of the ridge. After
immature north of site # 88 about 10.5 miles a few minutes, it flew north toward the
south of Monterey trout raceways. It went up and down
the area between 606 and the trout
raceways several times. On one
occasion it landed on the west side of
the road and perched high in a tree.
An immature BAEA approached and it
chased it--much like at site # 88 earlier
the same day. Eventually it flew south
and out of sight.
Time: 1755 bald eagles (2) Edmund & Sandy Hevener West side of US 220 along Jackson Adult BAEA sat in tree with immature
7 adult
immature
River 12.1 miles south of Monterey
on Amory Mellen farm
BAEA sitting on limb 15-20 feet above
it. The tree is on the west side of river,
which is 450 yards east of VA 220.
They both flew when observers
attempted to position for a better view.
The adult flew low over river upstream
toward site # 88. The immature flew
up, circled as it gained altitude, rose to
mountain top height, then descended
and flew upstream in same direction as
adult.
April 17, 2006
Time: 0745 bald eagle Lin Pray US 220 south of Monterey 5.5 miles Adult BAEA perched in tree near
5 adult Jackson River
US 220 south of Monterey 5.5 miles
Time: bald eagles (2) Rick Lambert Two BAEA in different trees near
5 adults Jackson River south of Vanderpool.
April 18, 2006
5 Time: 0745 bald eagle (2) Lin Pray US 220 south of Monterey 5.5 miles Two adult BAEA perched in tree near
adults Jackson River

Time:1030-1100 bald eagle Ske Ellington US 250 east side of Jack Mt. south Immature BAEA, two or three years
immature side off road, between top and Toll old, flew over the road eastward and
house veered back south

5 Time: 1700 bald eagle Lin Pray US 220 south of Monterey 5.5 miles Adult BAEA perched in tree near
Jackson River

5 Time: 1730 bald eagle Patti Reum West side of US 220, 1 mile south
of US 84
Adult BAEA perched on tree quite
close to road (i.e. not on trees next to
river)
April 19, 2006
Time: bald eagles (2) Rick Lambert US 220 south of Vanderpool or Two BAEA in trees near the Jackson
5 adults about 5.5 miles south of Monterey River. One was in the tree in which
Bald Eagles frequently perch and one
in another tree about 100 yards south

7 Time: golden eagle Rick Lambert US 220 about 13 miles south of GAEA flying south over Jackson River
Monterey east of road in the Colaw Straight.

Time: bald eagle Rick Lambert US 220 about 15 miles south of Adult BAEA on rock in Jackson River
7 adult Monterey south of the tree near Bolar that eagles
frequent..
Time:
5 bald eagles (2) Rick Lambert US 220 south of Vanderpool and Pair of adult BAEA in the tree near
adults 5.5 miles south of Monterey Jackson River where eagles frequently
perch.
Time:
golden eagle Rick Lambert VA 678 about 10 miles south of Golden Eagle along Bullpasture River
McDowell, US 250 near Hayfields farm.
April 20, 2006
5 Time: 0745 bald eagles (2) Lin Pray US 220 south of Monterey 5.5 miles Adult BAEA perched in tree near
adults Jackson River

5 Time: early bald eagle


adult
Rick Lambert US 220 south of Monterey 5.5 miles Adult BAEA perched in tree near
Jackson River

Time: golden eagle Rick Lambert US 220 about 13 miles south of GOEA stood in road in Colaw Straight
7 Monterey Stretch with carrion and keeping
Turkey Vultures away from it.
Time: later, same
5 place as earlier Bald Eagle
adult
Rick Lambert US 220 south of Monterey 5.5 miles Adult BAEA perched in tree near
Jackson River
April 21, 2006
5 Time: 0745 bald eagle Lin Pray US 220 south of Monterey 5.5 miles Adult BAEA perched in tree near
adult Jackson River

5 Time: 1300 bald eagle


adult
Lin Pray US 220 south of Monterey 5.5 miles Adult BAEA perched in tree near
Jackson River

Time: twice at different bald eagle Rick Lambert US 220 south of Monterey 5.5 miles Adult BAEA perched in tree near
5 times adult Jackson River
US 220 one mile north of Mustoe,
Time: bald eagle Rick Lambert 6.3 miles south of Monterey BAEA perched in tree along river.

April 22, 2006


5 Time: 1430 bald eagles (2) Lin Pray US 220 south of Monterey 5.5 miles Adult BAEA perched in tree near
adults Jackson River
April 23 , 2006
Time: 0830-0945 bald eagle Brenda Tekin, Sandy Bratton, US 220 west side near VA 634 near Osprey caught a fish and then an adult
4 adult PHOTOS Sandy Hevener trout farm raceways BAEA flew in low from the west and
chased it. It grabbed the fish from the
osprey, flew north with it and perched
in a tree where second adult joined it.

Time: morning bald eagles (2) Brenda Tekin, Sandy Hevener VA 635 about 0.1 mile west of US Adult BAEA with fish perched in snag
4 adults Sandy Bratton 220 and second adult joined it. Then the
first bird flew down into hollow behind
snag and out of sight and seconded
followed.

Time: morning golden eagle Tom Brody, Patti Reum, VA 634 about 0.3 mile northeast of Golden eagle circled about 200 feet
4 bald eagle Edmund Hevener US 220 above observers and an adult bald
eagle few low and swooped over t car.
April 24, 2008
5 Time: 0745 bald eagle Lin Pray US 220 south of Monterey 5.5 miles Adult BAEA perched in tree near
adult Jackson River

5 Time: bald eagle


twice at different
Rick Lambert US 220 south of Monterey 5.5 miles Adult BAEA perched in tree near
Jackson River
times

5 Time: afternoon bald eagles (2) David Glenndinning East side of US 220, 1 mile south of Two immature BAEA in dead trees,
2 immature Vanderpool looking at river and observer
April 25, 2006
5 Time: bald eagle Rick Lambert US 220 south of Monterey 5.5 miles Adult BAEA perched in tree near
Jackson River
US 220 south of Monterey 5.5 miles
5 Time: bald eagles (2)
same place as
Rick Lambert Adult BAEA perched in tree near
Jackson River
above
April 26, 2006
Time: golden eagle Rick Lambert VA 614 one mile south of Jones
Trail, 3.5 miles north of US 250
April 27, 2006
5 Time: 0745 bald eagles (2) Lin Pray US 220 south of Monterey 5.5 miles Two adult BAEAs perched in tree near
adults Jackson River.
US 220 south of Monterey 5.5 miles
5 Time: bald eagles (2)
adults
Rick Lambert Two adult BAEA perched in different
trees near Jackson River.
April 28, 2006
5 Time: 0745 bald eagle Lin Pray US 220 south of Monterey 5.5 miles Adult BAEA perched in tree near
adult Jackson River

5 Time: 1300 bald eagle


adult
Lin Pray US 220 south of Monterey 5.5 miles Adult BAEA perched in tree near
Jackson River

5 Time: bald eagles (2) Rick Lambert US 220 south of Monterey 5.5 miles Two adult BAEA perched in different
adults trees near Jackson River.
April 29, 2006
Time: bald eagles (2) Patti Reum US 220 2 miles south WV line Two adult BAEA perched in tree above
4 Potomac River
Time: afternoon bald eagle Patti Reum, Sandy Bratton, Bill Highland County BAEA on nest
X Bratton
April 30, 2006 bald eagles
Time: morning adult on nest Brenda Tekin Highland County BAEA on nest with 2 hatchlings
X 2 hatchlings
PHOTOGRAPH
May 1, 2006
5 Time: 0745 bald eagles (2) Lin Pray US 220 south of Monterey 5.5 miles Adult BAEAs perched in trees near
adults Jackson River
US 220 south of Monterey 5.5 miles
5 Time: bald eagle
adult
Rick Lambert Adult BAEAs perched in trees near
Jackson River
May 2, 2006
5 Time: 0745 bald eagle Lin Pray US 220 south of Monterey 5.5 miles Adult BAEA perched in tree near
adult Jackson River

7 Time: 0800
&
bald eagles (2)
immature
David Glenndinning US 220 east of road on Jackson
River at Bratton’s cattle complex
Two adult BAEA sitting in dead trees
looking at river
1400-1500 basic IV about 15.5 miles south of Monterey-
near Bath Co. line

Time: 1155 bald eagle Bethel Crummett Blue Grass, behind Highland Data Adult BAEA flying high over pine trees
1 adult Services, VA 640 behind Highland Data flew north to the
Devil’s Backbone

5 Time: bald eagle


adult
Rick Lambert US 220 south of Monterey 5.5 miles Adult BAEA perched in tree near
Jackson River

Time: 1700 bald eagles (2) Lin Pray US 220 south of Monterey 5.5 miles
5 adult
May 3, 2006
Time: 0745 & 1400 bald eagles Lin Pray US 220 south of Monterey 5.5 miles Two adults perched in tree overlooking
5 (2 & 1) adults Jackson River in morning, one in same
place in evening.

7 Time: : 0800 &


1400-1500
bald eagles (2)
immature
David Glenndinning US 220 east of road on Jackson
River at Bratton’s cattle complex
Both sitting in dead trees looking at
river
basic IV about 15.5 miles south of Monterey-
near Bath Co. line

6 Time: golden eagle Rick Lambert US 220 east of road on Terry Farm GOEA perched in tree.
about 10 miles south of Monterey
Time: bald eagle Rick Lambert US 220 south of Monterey 9.8 Flying over Jackson River
6 miles, west of road

Time: golden eagle Rick Lambert US 220 one mile north of Mustoe, BAEA perched in tree
6.3 miles south of Monterey

5 Time: bald eagle Rick Lambert US 220 south of Monterey 5.5 miles Adult BAEA perched in tree near
Jackson River
May 4, 2006
5 Time: 0745 bald eagle Lin Pray US 220 south of Monterey 5.5 miles Adult BAEA perched in tree near
adult Jackson River

7 Time: 8 a.m.
&
bald eagles (2)
immature
David Glenndinning US 220 east of road on Jackson
River at Bratton’s cattle complex
Two BAEA perched in dead tree
looking at river
2-3 p.m. basic IV about 15.5 miles south of Monterey-
near Bath Co. line

Time: Eagle Rick Lambert US 220 about 13 miles south of Unidentified eagle flying south over
7 unidentified Monterey Jackson River east side of Colaw
Straight Stretch
May 5, 2006
Time: bald eagle Dan Foster, Ann Foster, Scott US 220 at Roy Gutshall’s gate near BAEA perched in tree near Jackson
6 adult Foster, Marian Foster Jackson about 8.5 miles south of River.
Monterey
May 8, 2006
Time: 0745 bald eagle Lin Pray US 220 south of Monterey 5.5 miles Adult BAEA perched in tree near
5 adult Jackson River

6 Time: 0750 bald eagle


immature
Lin Pray US 220 south of Monterey 10.5
miles
Immature BAEA perched in tree near
Jackson River

7 Time: 1000 bald eagle


immature
Lin Pray US 220 south of Monterey 12 miles Immature BAEA perched in tree near
Jackson River

6 Time: 1646 bald eagle Sandy Hevener US 220 north of Mustoe 0.2 mile, BAEA flew from west across the road
adult to east

6 Time: 1703 bald eagle Sandy Hevener US 220 8.5 miles south of BAEA perched in sycamore tree south
adult Monterey, 0.1 mile south trout of trout raceways
raceways
May 9, 2006
2 Time: 0744 bald eagle Edmund Hevener VA 642 east of road 0.1 mile north BAEA perched in tree
adult of VA 637
Time: 0800 bald eagle Lin Pray US 220 south of Monterey 5.5 miles BAEA perched in tree
5 adult

5 Time: bald eagles (2)


adults
Rick Lambert US 220 south of Monterey 5.5 miles Two adult BAEA perched in different
trees near Jackson River

7 Time: bald eagles (2)


adults
Rick Lambert US 220 south of Monterey 15.3
miles 200 yards north of Midway
May 10, 2006
5 Time: 0800 bald eagles (2) Lin Pray US 220 south of Monterey 5.5 miles Two adult BAEA perched in tree
adults

7 Time: 0800 & 0230 bald eagles (2)


immature
David Glenndinning US 220 east of road on Jackson
River at Bratton’s cattle complex
Both sitting in dead tree looking at river

basic IV 15.5 miles south of Monterey

5 Time: bald eagles (2) Rick Lambert US 220 south of Monterey 5.5 miles Two BAEA near Jackson River
adults

7 Time: bald eagle


adult
Rick Lambert US 220 south of Monterey 15.3
miles 200 yards north of Midway

7 Time: golden eagle Rick Lambert US 220 south of Monterey 15.3


miles 200 yards north of Midway

5 Time: bald eagles (2) Rick Lambert US 220 south of Monterey 5.5 miles Adult BAEAs near Jackson River
adults
May 11, 2006
Time: early a.m. bald eagles (4) Sandy Bratton, Bill Bratton US 220 0.5 mile south of Highland Two immature BAEA perched in tree
2 adults Co. line in Bath Co. near sheep barn. Observer heard
2 immature squawking, walked closer and found
two adults had joined them. All flew
away and observer found a dead lamb
thought was killed by a coyote.
Time: 8 a.m.
7 & bald eagles (2) David Glenndinning US 220 east of road on Jackson Both sitting in dead tree looking at river
2-3 p.m. immature basic IV River at Bratton’s cattle complex
May 13, 2006
3 Time: 1203 bald eagle Sandy Hevener, Edmund US 84 west of US 220 about 2 BAEA perched in oak tree overlooking
adult Hevener miles, east of VA 640 1 mile north side of river about 500 feet north
(Boyd Stephenson property) of US 84

Time: 1233 same bald eagle Sandy Hevener same place, 30 minutes later same limb of same tree
3 Time: 1715 bald eagle Betty Mitchell US 220 east side of road about 5.5 BAEA stood on the ground looking at
adult miles north of Monterey, 1 mile fish in a Virginia Trout Company
5 south of VA 642 raceway at hatchery.
May 14, 2006
Time: 1430 bald eagles (2) Carol Bandy South side of US 84 just west of VA Two BAEA flew south from VA 640
3 adults 640 turned west at US 84 and landed near
dark cabin. One perched in a tree and
one landing on the ground.
May 16, 2006
Time: 0835-0900 bald eagle Sandy Hevener VA 678 about 6 miles south of US BAEA perched in Sycamore tree next
9 250 east side near Bullpasture to river preened, stretched and
River watched the river fishing.
May 17, 2006
5 Time: 0800 bald eagles (2) Lin Pray US 220 south of Monterey 5.5 miles Two adult BAEA perched in tree
adults

7 Time: 1005-1017 bald eagle


basic IV
Sandy Hevener US 220 13.4 miles south of
Monterey across from Pete White’s
BAEA perched in dead tree above the
Jackson River, but facing the road, not
turkey houses, near transmission river.
line

Time: 1115 – 1130 bald eagles (2) Sandy Bratton, Sandy US 220 same as above BAEA perched in same dead tree as
7 Basic IV above & Hevener earlier. The younger bird perched in
other slightly tree at edge of river about 200 feet
younger, still a few south of the first.
white patches on
chest, head dull
white

5 Time: 1135 bald eagle Sandy Bratton, Sandy US 220 about 6.5 miles south of BAEA in air, Redtailed hawk
immature Hevener Monterey tormenting it, chased it around, eagle
rolled several times, hawk chased until
both flew north out of sight.
May 18, 2006
5 Time: 0800 & 1700 bald eagle Lin Pray US 220 south of Monterey 5.5 miles Adult BAEA perched in tree
adult
May 19, 2006
6 Time: 0800 bald eagle Lin Pray US 220 south of Monterey 10.5 Adult BAEA perched in tree
adult miles

5 Time: 1400 bald eagle


adult
Lin Pray US 220 south of Monterey 5.5 miles Adult BAEA perched in tree

May 20, 2006


Time: morning bald eagle Brenda Tekin, Sandy Bratton, US 220 8 miles south of Monterey Immature BAEA with worn tail feathers
6 basic III PHOTOS Sandy Hevener near Mustoe flew over Jackson River

6 Time: morning bald eagle


HY
Brenda Tekin, Sandy Bratton,
Sandy Hevener
US 220 11.6 miles south of
Monterey Boyd Stephenson farm
BAEA ledgling, blackish bill with dark
center, flew near Jackson River.
PHOTOGRAPH

7 Time: morning bald eagle


basic IV
Brenda Tekin, Sandy Bratton,
Sandy Hevener
US 220 13.4 miles south of
Monterey near transmission line
BAEA Basic IV perched in tree over
Jackson River and then flew north.
PHOTOGRAPHS

X Time: late afternoon bald eagles (3) Brenda Tekin Highland County First one hatchling on nest, spread-
2 adults eagle, on top of nest facing road. Then
hatchling in nest an adult flew in from the north, flew low
PHOTOGRAPHS over road and to the nest where the
second adult joined it.
May 22, 2006
Time: 1425 bald eagles (2) Pen Goodall Tamarack Ridge above Goodall Two BAEA flying low over Tamarack
10 adults farm ridge, lower than aeronometer. It flew
toward the Allegheny battlefield SW
May 24, 2006
5 Time: 0800 bald eagles (2) Lin Pray US 220 south of Monterey 5.5 miles Two adult BAEA perched in tree
adults

6 Time: 0810 bald eagles (2)


adults
Lin Pray US 220 south of Monterey 9.8
miles at trout ponds
Two adult BAEA perched near trout
ponds
May 25, 2006
10 Time: 0930 golden eagle Pen Goodall, Leslie Jones Eastbound side of US 250 about GOEA perched in oak tree in the same
0.25 mile east of Goodall driveway area where he’s seen a golden before.
May 28, 2006
5 Time: 0800 bald eagles (2) Lin Pray US 220 south of Monterey 5.5 miles Two adult BAEA perched in tree
adults

6 Time: 0810 bald eagle Lin Pray US 220 south of Monterey 10.5 Immature BAEA eating carrion on side
immature miles of road.
2
Time: Approx. 1330 eagle- Carol Bandy VA 640 about 0.25 mile south of VA Eagle riding thermals above Blue
golden or 637 Grass Valley and then disappeared
immature bald? toward Monterey Mt. (east)
6
Time: 1900 bald eagles (2) Amanda O’Connor East side US 220 9.8 miles south of
adult Will O’Connor Monterey, 200 yards south of Mike
immature Humphries
May 29, 2006
Time: 1810-1816 bald eagle Sandy Hevener US 220 south of Monterey 13.4 BAEA perched in dead tree above the
7 basic IV miles near transmission line Jackson River, facing river, looking at
river and toward road.

1 Time: Approx. 1500 golden eagles (2)


immature
Polly Newlon, Keith Carson Up a hollow on Buck Warner’s
pasture in Daniel Ridges area of
Scoped two immature GOEA circling
high with a couple of buzzards. There
Snowy Mt. (VA 644) was a dead coyote hanging on a fence
behind Goog Colaw’s and the birds
were cautiously flying over it.
May 30, 2006
5 Time: 0800 bald eagle Lin Pray US 220 south of Monterey 5.5 miles Adult BAEA perched in tree
adult

6 Time: 0810 bald eagles (2)


adults
Lin Pray US 220 south of Monterey 10.5
miles
Two adult BAEA perched in tree

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