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Bald Eagles spotted at Lake Gladewater

By Jamey Boyum - email

GLADEWATER, TX (KLTV) - Brent Abernathy had visitors last Sunday most of us will never have: Two bald eagles.

He says he's spotted eagles around Lake Gladewater for several years now, but he's never seen any so close. One flew off as he walked out his door, but the other stayed over an hour.

His daughter managed to snap a few pictures before the second eagle flew off. Brent says he's never seen an eagle on his property for so long, and he couldn't believe it just sat there in his tree. He also says he's never seen an eagle during the summer months at the lake, but when it cools off, he sees them from time to time.

He said," Usually when you walk out they take off. Of course, it was really, really foggy Sunday morning. You couldn't hardly see the lake because of the fog and apparently the fog didn't bother one of the eagles, but it did bother the other one and I believe that's the reason it stayed so long."

We saw several large birds flying over the lake, but at a distance. They could have been buzzards. Abernathy keeps a careful watch on his small dog as mature

Bald Eagles can lift up to four pounds. Adults have wingspans ranging from 72 to 90 inches.

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