Eagles spotted at Oklahoma's Arcadia Lake on Friday

Friday was the first day of the three-day eagle watch at Arcadia Lake. At least three eagles were spotted on Friday morning.
by Diana Baldwin Modified: January 4, 2013 at 8:28 pm •  Published: January 5, 2013
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At least three eagles were spotted on the first morning of the three-day eagle watch at Arcadia Lake.

About 30 people had turned out by early afternoon Friday to look for eagles and other fowl flying around the Edmond lake.

The annual eagle watch is from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Sunday.

Admission to the lake is half price, $3 per vehicle, during the three days, said Nicole Offutt, lake recreation specialist.

Participants are asked to go by the lake park office to get maps of the lake and information about where the eagles have been seen.

Spotters will help participants locate the eagles.

Videos, a mounted eagle and a raptor wingspan display will be available for guests.

Information about other birds frequently seen at the lake also will be available.

If someone can't make it to the lake this weekend, Offutt said, they can come by the park office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to see if eagles have been seen around the lake.

A telescope will be set up if eagles have been seen that day, Offutt said.

Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots.

They should bring rain gear, warm clothes that can be layered, binoculars, earmuffs and warm headwear, gloves and a camera.

The lake park office is about three miles east of Interstate 35 on Second Street.

For more information, call 216-7471.


by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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