On February 13th, 2022, 25 South Wake Conservationists, Piedmont Naturalists Meetup members, and other wildlife enthusiasts braved the chilly weather for the chance to spot eagles at the Jordan Lake Dam. Our guide, Jeremy, led the group while providing some interesting eagle facts. He also set up a spotting scope to allow people to get a much closer viewing like in the photo posted above.
Several adult eagles were spotted flying above the Haw River as well as hanging out in a tree. An immature eagle, that didn’t have it’s full colors and sporting a patchy brown and white look, also landed in one of the trees. The group also saw a few herons and cormorants catching fish and at one point had a large group of black vultures circling above our heads before they moved along down river! We finished up the trip with a walk up to the top of the dam for a nice view of both the river and lake.