Cool Photos: Our Walnut Hill Eagle

January 30, 2015

This is our “resident” eagle, seen high in a tree outside our office in Walnut Hill enjoying the week’s blue skies and warmer weather before flying off. photos, click to enlarge.


27 Responses to “Cool Photos: Our Walnut Hill Eagle”

  1. haley on February 3rd, 2015 3:29 pm

    What a beautiful bird. Great picture. I saw one in Molino about a month ago. It is so amazing to really see an eagle fly over. They are magnificent. Hope they are protected. There are so many ppl who love to hunt and I am hoping they will respect the eagle…..

  2. SUSAN BOOKER on February 1st, 2015 12:08 pm

    We frequently spot them in East Brewton.

  3. northend on January 31st, 2015 9:18 pm

    Just seen one last week in Oak Grove area. There is quiet a few in our area. Hope everyone respects and protects them,. They are beautiful! I sat and watched the one i seen for over 30 mins. The picture u got is awesome. Never got to see one that close. Thanks for sharing!

  4. melodies4us on January 31st, 2015 8:29 pm

    There were 5 flying high over Molino this afternoon.

  5. randon on January 30th, 2015 11:55 pm

    there use to be one that liked to hang around the nokomis / rockaway creek rd area.

  6. Suzie B on January 30th, 2015 12:56 pm

    Very nice. Thank you for sharing. I read every day.

  7. CW on January 30th, 2015 12:49 pm

    What type of areas do they prefer around here? Open pine woods or thick swampy type areas?

  8. AMC on January 30th, 2015 11:46 am

    Thank you William, for these wonderful pictures.

  9. Dano on January 30th, 2015 10:50 am

    I love, even though I’m in North Santa Rosa. Thank you for sharing these awesome pics!!

  10. Roll Tide on January 30th, 2015 10:19 am

    Awesome pictures. Thanks for sharing William.

  11. Retired on January 30th, 2015 10:00 am

    But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

  12. EMDi on January 30th, 2015 9:35 am

    Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  13. William on January 30th, 2015 9:25 am

    >>>Wow – I’d love to see one up close. These eagles can have a wingspan of 8 feet!

    I’ve been within about five feet of this one…rounded the back of my car one day and there he/she was. We just looked at each other in panic for about 30 seconds.

    Look for announcements we run sometimes about open houses at the Turtle Point Science Center in Flomaton. Sometimes they have a “Birds of Prey” show that visits that includes an eagle.

  14. MM on January 30th, 2015 9:20 am

    Wow – I’d love to see one up close. These eagles can have a wingspan of 8 feet!

  15. sam on January 30th, 2015 9:14 am

    great pics, just hope people leave them alone. it is against the law to harm the national symbol.

  16. William on January 30th, 2015 9:08 am

    There are a lot of eagles around the Walnut Hill area. I’ve seen them in the Hwy 97/Ernest Ward area, Pineville, around 164 & 99, Enon and several other areas.

    As for the comment about the eagle with the live fish…it was probably actually a catfish. There are several catfish ponds in the area. “Our” eagle will catch the catfish, fly back to his/her tree and eat. We sometimes have to clean up fish parts from under the tree.

    We have no idea were the nest is.

    It’s a beautiful and majestic bird. I’ll share some more pics in the future.

  17. Leslie on January 30th, 2015 8:20 am

    I knew I saw an Eagle the other day. My daughter saw it too. It was perched high in a treetop on Hwy 164.
    Very beautiful picture William.

  18. molino resident on January 30th, 2015 7:50 am

    Not sure if it was this one, but recently saw one fly low and slow over 97 with a bass in his talons that would make many fishermen jealous. The fish was still alive and flopping and the eagle was struggling to keep aloft.

  19. Molino resident on January 30th, 2015 7:41 am

    MAJESTIC. This bird stands for so much. I love this picture and all the comments before me.

  20. Willene Bryan on January 30th, 2015 6:57 am

    Beautiful pictures

  21. Ramona Preston on January 30th, 2015 6:37 am

    Beautiful Photos….I love it that we have an Eagle in the area!

  22. unbeWeavable on January 30th, 2015 6:26 am

    I am the eagle, I live in high country, in rocky cathedrals that reach to the sky; I am the hawk and there’s blood on my feathers, but time is still turning they soon will be dry; All those who see me, and all who believe in me, share in the freedom I feel when I fly. ~John Denver

  23. Nikki & Roy on January 30th, 2015 6:23 am

    We saw one fly over our house yesterday!! Was wonderful! So glad to have them in our area!

  24. Honest John on January 30th, 2015 5:53 am

    Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures!

  25. Pineville PI on January 30th, 2015 5:48 am

    William , that is such an awesome shot. There are quite a few in this area now, Pineville Rd. and Perdido river is the home of a couple.

  26. Linda on January 30th, 2015 5:40 am

    Absolutely beautiful!! America’s national bird which should remind us of our precious freedom that we have in this country and protect that freedom in every way.
    Thanks William for such an awesome picture.

  27. jen on January 30th, 2015 5:22 am

    Awesome photos! Wish our country could be as bold and beautiful as these birds. Our forefathers may be trying to tell us something. I’ve seen one around pace recently.

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