Volume 52, Number 51

fourteen pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, December 18, 2014

American Bald Eagle visits Sunset Marina

American Bald Eagle visits Sunset MarinaOn Friday, Sept. 10, the day before the nine year anniversary of 9-11, the customers and staff at Sunset Marina were treated with an up close visit from our nation’s symbol, The American Bald Eagle. The eagle, pictured here, remained within sight of Sunset Marina for over four hours Friday morning only moving from one tree to another when these photos were taken by Sunset Marina General Manager Tom Allen from a pontoon boat moved into position, just under the eagle’s perch.
During the winter months, Dale Hollow Lake sometimes has over 100 American Bald Eagles which spend the coldest part of the year away from the frozen northern lakes to take advantage of the Dale Hollow Lake’s fresh water and abundant fish. The highest concentration of Eagles is usually in mid-January to mid-February. However, in recent years, many of the majestic creatures are remaining on Dale Hollow Lake year-round. In fact, there are several large eagles’ nests on the lake and many eaglets have been hatched on Dale Hollow and are staying here permanently. The eagles develop the beautiful white head and tail feathers after about 5 years of age and the average lifespan of an American Bald Eagle is approximately 20 – 30 years.

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