Saturday, January 14, 2006

Bald Eagle Spotted in Piqua, Kentucky

Residents in nearby Piqua, Kentucky, located in Robertson County, were treated to a rare sight recently when one of them noticed a bald eagle perched in a tree on the back side of Martin's Fishing Lake. The eagle remained for more than 45 minutes before it flew away.

From the Ledger Independent:

According to KFW, eagles are considered a federally threatened species. Male and female eagles have the same coloring, but the female is usually larger than the male. Its wing span can be up to 8 feet and it can spot a potential meal from nearly a mile away. There was no doubt the bird Becketts watched was an eagle.

The article continues:

The eagle stayed at its lakeside perch a few more minutes before grabbing a northern breeze. The last the group saw of the bird it was headed toward Mount Olivet, beyond the hills and trees of Piqua.

Read more from the article at the Ledger Independent

posted at 2:46 PM by Jeremy Parnell

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