I was working in the mansion house above Eagle Manor and I heard Bald Eagle vocalization outside in the tree above. I grabbed my camera and ran out and I was able to capture this slightly shaky video of an immature bald eagle preening. Little did I know there were two more eagles in the tree, another immature and an adult. When I moved in for a closer shot they all three flew away. No worries though, they’ll be back tomorrow. We just stocked the fishing pond and that has the eagles and ospreys very interested.
Eagle Manor is the last home on Back Neck Rd. in Fairfield Township, NJ. Past Eagle Manor, the Back Neck Rd. proceeds into the wilderness of Dix Wildlife Management Area and eventually turns into a dirt road best navigated on foot or by jeep. Those who venture further are handsomely rewarded with raptor views unparalleled anywhere else in New Jersey. On this day we caught an immature bald eagle perched high in a dead tree. The close up pictures are a little grainy due to the distance.
We were out performing some aerial photography with our video drone about a quarter mile south of the Manor house today and we had a little visit from a young Bald Eagle. At first I thought it was a red-tailed hawk, but the plumage didn’t match. Immature Bald Eagles are easy to confuse with other raptors. Check out our video page for more videos.
Back Neck Rd.
Fairfield Township, NJ, United States
Eagle Manor is fully restored, 10 bedroom, 8 bath, pre-colonial mansion located on the banks of the scenic Cohansey river in the center of a 6,000+ acre wildlife reserve.
- Pre-colonial mansion sleeps 20
- 5000 Sq. Ft. rustic dairy barn
- Boat house with kitchen
- 2,300 Sq. Ft. deck over the river
- Large dock for boats or swimming
- Private boat ramp
- Game house with billiards and HDTV
Stay the weekend or the week in this beautiful fully restored 10 bedroom pre-colonial mansion.