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This Southern Bald Eagle was spotted perching on the top of a high tension electric line tower at the Santiago Golf Course, and Recreation Center in The Villages, Florida.  This tower over-looks the large golf course pond which also attracts a lot of wild birds and ducks.  So in addition to fish, there seems to be plenty to eat for this eagle.

I think this eagle frequents the tower as I saw the same bird in the same place two evenings in a row.  I photographed the bird at about 7:00pm on May 18-19, 2016.  By the way, I have heavily cropped the photographs so you can more easily see the bird.   I so enjoy seeing the amazing amount of wildlife here in The Villages!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger version of that photo.  Enjoy!


Comments on: "A Southern Bald Eagle in The Villages, FL" (6)

  1. Hello, cool sighting of the eagle. They are always awesome birds to see! So glad they are there close to you! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

    • Hi Eileen, I am too, thanks! This particular pond was a gem of a find as there were a lot of different species along its shore the two nights we came by. Saw a stunningly pretty Glossy Ibis in its breeding colors, a Wood Stork, some Killdeer, a Snowy Egret, a Great Egret and a Great Blue Heron that first night I was there at about 7:00PM also. Whew! Great spot. Have a tremendously nice day today!

  2. It’s good to see them still around! The Ospreys have returned here, but I haven’t yet seen the Bald Eagles return.

    • Hi Montucky, I know your Bald Eagles will be returning home to your area soon. Our Bald Eagles are native to the region here and are just slightly smaller than most other North American Bald Eagles. Have a fabulous day today!

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