Eric Tyree and his wife, Paula, were taking a boat trip on Barren River Lake a couple of weeks ago when Paula spotted a bald eagle perched in a tree across the state dock boat ramp and marina on the corner of Peters Creek and the main channel of the lake.
“I passed him up and had to turn around and go back,” said Eric Tyree, of Glasgow.
The couple snapped several photos of the bald eagle as he sat in a tree above a rock wall, which they estimated was about about 25 to 30 feet above the water. The bald eagle was another 25 to 30 feet higher in the tree.
“I’m sure he was scouting for fish,” he said.
The Tyrees were surprised to see a bald eagle on the lake.
“Our first reaction was that we couldn’t believe that they are in this area,” Eric Tyree said, adding they consider themselves lucky to have seen the bald eagle. “It’s not something that you get to see everyday in the wild. It was also hard to believe just how large these birds are and how beautiful they are until you see one in person.”
They watched and snapped photos of him for about 20 minutes.
“We watched him fly away later on and he looked to be about 6 to 8 feet across with his wings extended in flight,” he said.
Since their July 9 sighting, the Tyrees have gone back to the same spot to see if they can see the eagle again, but have been unsuccessful.
“Both my wife and I have noticed that we are both more observant when we are on the lake driving around and fishing, hoping to spot him again,” Tyree said.
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