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Tin Man

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When I was trout fishing a stream NW of Denver, CO, a bald eagle was hanging out with me, respectfully perched in a low branch about 25 yards away. It didn’t give two shakes of a tail feather for hooked trout, but leave one on the bank, it was coming for the easy meal.
 

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Last March I saw two bald eagles fly over our house (near the Stones River)... something I never thought I would ever see.
Seems like they are everywhere. I live in hermitage near Percy Priest Lake, and I see one occasionally. I used to visit TN state parks on business, and several of them had nest that I was allowed to a observe. We used to have a home on Watts Bar Lake. I woke up one morning, and there was one sitting in a tree 50 feet away.
It's still a thrill every time I see one. I saw my first one in Alaska about 20-25 years ago.
 

Carl Pickens

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Seems like they are everywhere. I live in hermitage near Percy Priest Lake, and I see one occasionally. I used to visit TN state parks on business, and several of them had nest that I was allowed to a observe. We used to have a home on Watts Bar Lake. I woke up one morning, and there was one sitting in a tree 50 feet away.
It's still a thrill every time I see one. I saw my first one in Alaska about 20-25 years ago.
Several years back there was an eagle’s nest near the road that takes you to Old Hickory Dam. It was huge.... I live in the Laguardo area and saw one fly over while fishing back in Spencer Creek. I see Osprey all the time
 

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Seems like they are everywhere. I live in hermitage near Percy Priest Lake, and I see one occasionally. I used to visit TN state parks on business, and several of them had nest that I was allowed to a observe. We used to have a home on Watts Bar Lake. I woke up one morning, and there was one sitting in a tree 50 feet away.
It's still a thrill every time I see one. I saw my first one in Alaska about 20-25 years ago.
We have a pair of bald eagles on my stretch of Watts Bar. It's always great to see one of them land in the top of a nearby tree. They look so damned aggressive just sitting on a branch.
 

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Several years back there was an eagle’s nest near the road that takes you to Old Hickory Dam. It was huge.... I live in the Laguardo area and saw one fly over while fishing back in Spencer Creek. I see Osprey all the time
We have eagles nesting around the farm near Cummins Falls. The rangers sent me some pics from one of my fields of one circling. I haven't seen them yet.

I have a cool pic from back in the day in Montana of an Osprey coming up of the Madison River outside Yellowstone with a trout in it's talons.
 
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Bald eagles are common now along the Tennessee River.
One morning when I was quietly drifting downstream fishing I noticed an osprey sitting in a tree on the opposite bank.
About the time I got even with the osprey, a bald eagle flew up stream about tree top high and let out a single cry. That pissed the osprey off and it attacked the eagle chasing it upstream out of sight. It was a still morning and the amount of noise made by those two birds was simply unbelievable.
 

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The brown thrasher pair resident to my yard have lively competition this Spring, and not just from the pair to the east with whom they share a territorial border. Yesterday afternoon, while one was perched in a dogwood tree, the mate was fiercely scrapping with an interloper.
 

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