Bald Eagle Spotted in Royersford

The bird was seen near 2nd Avenue.

Reader James Hoffman sent photos to Patch on Sunday of a large bald eagle sitting on a telephone pole in Royersford. 

Hoffman told Patch he was on 2nd Avenue near the geriatric center when he noticed the bird, and snapped some photos of it. 

Readre Jen Welsh has also sent photos of a bald eagles' nest near Schwenksville. Welsh said in an e-mail that there were two baby eagles last year, and there are eggs in the nest again this year. 

Patch blogger Len Faulkner Jr. who writes the "Fishing Fever" blog, pointed out in the comments that there are some rules to follow if you encounter a bald eagle nest. 

The PA Game Commission recommends that you stay 1000 feet from an active nest. You should also stay quiet and avoid threatening the eagles in any way. They are often frightened by pedestrians. 

Also, if you enter restricted zones or trespass on private property, you are breaking state and federal law. 

Lots of information on eagles and their recovery as a species is available at the Game Commission link above. 

Have you ever seen bald eagles in the area? 

jason brannan December 09, 2012 at 08:37 PM
Of coarse I been seeing a couple of them male and female the past three years at the mill pond behind ac Miller
Len Faulkner Jr December 09, 2012 at 08:59 PM
This is great and a rare sight indeed. Thanks for posting these pics Mr. Hoffman.There is much information about Eagles on the Pa. Game Commission site and it's worth a look. Anyone seeing these birds should be aware of the published "Bald Eagle Nest Etiquette". Check out this link: http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=514&objID=978032&mode=2
James M Hoffman December 09, 2012 at 09:48 PM
Thank You for the informative link, We were shocked and pleased to have this in our backyard. The Eagle stayed at the perch for approximately 1 hour and then flew off. We feel very lucky to have been that close.
tracy December 10, 2012 at 12:47 AM
I was driving to Royersford on Thanksgiving, and I thought I saw a bald eagle...first I thought it was one of the red-tail hawks but then saw the white head and tail feathers...thanks for posting the pictures!
Fauxy December 10, 2012 at 03:52 AM
Some PA sightings are posted here. One from Oaks! How exciting!!! http://www.baldeagleinfo.com/eagle/directory/PA.html
Dynamo47 December 10, 2012 at 01:00 PM
Thank you for posting the photos! That was very exciting to see such a rare and beautiful bird right in our own back yard.
Ruth December 10, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Bald eagles are rare nowadays. It is a beautiful sight. Thank you for the photos.
Fancyarab1 December 10, 2012 at 04:54 PM
I had no idea Bald Eagles are a rare sight in your parts.im in Washington State, the Kitsap peninsula. I see many fly over head daily and in my tree line off the creek. No matter how many I do see, I always stop to appreciate the majestic feathered bird. Thank you for Sharing!
Donna Doherty December 10, 2012 at 05:42 PM
Kim December 14, 2012 at 03:28 AM
Twice this summer we spotted the bald eagle flying up the river from our apartment balcony on First Street in Royersford....an amazing sight! That beautiful white head is hard to miss!
Ruth December 14, 2012 at 04:03 AM
What a beautiful sight.


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