Pair Of Bald Eagles Spotted Over Houston Texas

Today was a great day for a multitude of reasons.  As I predicted at the beginning of the week, we had more Monarch Butterflies today than at any other time thus far.  More on that in a later post.

What was truly amazing (besides the number of Monarchs in the backyard today) was that I spotted a Pair of Bald Eagles flying over my yard!

Here’s what happened.  I was letting the dogs out for a potty break and I heard this weird sound coming from somewhere.  It sounded like some kind of bird, but not a bird I had heard before.  I walked towards the fence that faces the woods and just listened for a moment.  The sound coming from whatever it was was “shrillish.”  That’s the best way I can describe it.  It also sounded off in the distance.  I then listened again.  I looked up, and there they were.  A pair of Bald Eagles flying right over my backyard!

For some folks, seeing a Bald Eagle may not be a big deal, but for me, someone who has never seen a wild Bald Eagle, this was a treat.  These two majestic birds just kept flying in a circle.

I grabbed the camera, knowing that my 100-400mm lens would never be able to get a closeup, BUT, you can definitely tell they were Bald Eagles and not Vultures.

Pair Of Bald Eagles Over Houston

Pair Of Bald Eagles Over Houston

After looking at the first image, it made me wish for my dream 500mm lens even more.

The Bald Eagles circled overhead for just a couple of minutes, then flew off in the distance.

Bald Eagle In Houston

Bald Eagle In Houston

Has anyone else in the Houston area heard of, or seen Bald Eagles before?

isaac - There is a pair that lives up on Lake Woodlands that I’ve seen about 3 or 4 times, usually during the winter. And you’re right. They are an amazing site to been seen.October 31, 2010 – 7:26 am

Tim - I’ve been told that there are a nesting pair by Normandy and Greens Bayou on the East side of Houston. I have some photos of bald eagles from a nesting pair that are located on the East side of Baytown. The road that’s close to the nest is Tri Cities Beach Rd.

TimJanuary 11, 2011 – 6:07 am

texdr - Thanks Tim!

From what I’ve heard from a couple of people that live in Kingwood, there have been reports of Bald Eagles nesting out there, but they weren’t bird or photography people so it may just be rumorJanuary 11, 2011 – 7:37 pm

Samuel - Just saw two bald eagles by Normandy I-10October 29, 2012 – 7:14 pm

texdr - That’s awesome! I’ve been seeing lots of hawk kettles, but no eaglesOctober 29, 2012 – 9:08 pm

Dana Moore - Took my children today to see the pair on Normandy and I 10 today. The nest is as large as a car in a pine tree next to the bayou. Amazing sight!March 25, 2015 – 11:44 pm

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