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Bald Eagle Spotted Over Bloomingdale

by Prince Of Petworth November 18, 2015 at 12:10 pm 18 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user Beau Finley

A reader writes:

“Wondering if anyone caught a photo of a Bald Eagle flying over Bloomingdale?”

Ed. Note: Haven’t gotten any new eagle photos but Phil did capture this great shot of a hawk flying earlier this month:

Photo by PoPville flickr user Phil

  • I saw one last Saturday at Anacostia Park!

  • AnonV2

    They’ve been spotted almost daily over Bloomingdale and Ledriot recently. They seem to hang out at the reservoir, but I don’t think are nesting there. Probably great hunting grounds.

  • Bloomingdude

    Saw him twice this week over Howard/Bloomingdale. So cool!

  • DC Birdy

    Nesting at the Arbo, feeding all over NE and along the river.

    • Angry Parakeet

      Please do not call the Arboretum “Arbo.”

      • DC Birdy

        Um – so bizarre that Arbo bothers you. You must not have lived here very long OR know anyone who works at the Arbo. Relax parakeet.

      • textdoc

        At least it’s not as bad as calling Adams Morgan “AdMo.”

        • TX2DC

          Or the dreaded CoHi for Columbia Heights..

      • EckingtonDoodle

        Been calling the Arboretum, NAP that fine with you?

  • MHS

    I saw one two Saturdays ago over Crispus Attucks park. Tried to get a photo but it didn’t come out well. So neat to see though!

  • Emmaleigh504

    He’s got a fish! cool!

  • pb1

    Crap, Remember what happened last time we had a snow owl? We just can’t be trusted with good birds.

    • Anon

      Odds of the bald eagle getting its wings clipped by the streetcar: astronomical.

  • Theo

    I saw one in the distance from my terrace in Columbia Heights a couple of weeks ago — followed it for quite a while with binoculars as it headed east. It almost restored my faith in the city …

  • Joanne

    I saw a pair over the trolley park at 11th and Monroe in Columbia Heights yesterday. Thought I was seeing things, but there’s really no mistaking them when you see one!

  • M90

    Saw a bald eagle just south of National Airport off the Mt. Vernon Trail today … on the ground under a tree, resting. Big gal!

  • Steph

    I saw 1 (and once I saw a pair) regularly last winter over Bloomingdale & Eckington. Don’t know if they are the pair that nested in the arboretum or if they are just wintering here.

  • Mark Mueller

    I saw it. Thought it might have taken out a seagull over McMillan Park. Very cool.


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