PHOTOS: Young Bald Eagle Spotted Near Kettle Creek Nest

Toms River resident shares photos she took Sunday

Another generation of bald eagle is circling the communications tower near Kettle Creek, where a nest has been home since early 2011.

Toms River resident Donna McKnight says she's been watching the nest and saw the youngest addition trying out his wings Sunday morning.

"I was fortunate enough, to see the baby eagle learning how to fly today," she said yesterday. "He didn't go far, just up and down, 10 to 15 feet."

She caught the young eagle with its wings outstretched, emerging from the nest and catching the Sunday breeze.

"The wind was just perfect for him," said McKnight.

is atop the tower on the Brick/Toms River border, off Old Hooper Avenue near Kettle Creek. State environmental department officials said that with bald eagle populations on the rise, the majestic bird is off the .

Catherine Galioto June 05, 2012 at 04:30 PM
Just uploaded some more photos that Donna sent over. If you have photos of your own to share, feel free to post them to this gallery or to the Neighborhood Gallery: http://tomsriver.patch.com/pics
J P M June 05, 2012 at 09:24 PM
Thanks for the Info. About the white heads taking about 4 to 5 yrs. go Eagles. (birds). Giant fan.
J P M June 05, 2012 at 09:30 PM
Are those hawks I see flying around any area of trees. Looking for prey or vultures ??
Maryann June 06, 2012 at 05:22 PM
I saw him....that was a turkey vulture--certainly not as pretty
lisa June 09, 2012 at 08:04 PM
the hawks are in point boro, those are soo baby eagles! i've been watching since they were born, & they won't get their white heads for another couple of years..


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