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Oklahoman Published: March 8, 2009
See eagles being born
A clutch of bald eagle eggs will soon be hatching at Sooner Lake under the watchful eyes of Sutton Center researchers and the general public, who can see it all via Web cams affixed to an artificial tree at OG&E’s Sooner Power Plant.

A bald eagle pair is hatching three eggs in a nest where a four-egg clutch was laid in February 2008. Two of those four eaglets grew big enough to leave the nest.

The pair has nested on OG&E’s Sooner Lake since 1995 and has produced 25 young as of 2008.

"Three eggs were laid in the nest during early February,” said Melody Martin, OGE Energy Corp. environmental affairs manager.

"It takes approximately 35 days of incubation before the eggs hatch, so the eaglets should be breaking out sometime around March 12.”

Two cameras have been positioned carefully over the nest to give nature enthusiasts a unique view of the bald eagle young as they hatch.

The eagle cam can be accessed at or at

New lures
The X-Rap Shad Shallow and X-Rap Shad Shallow SureSet feature a shallow lip design that keeps them running between 2 and 4 feet of water at modest-to quick retrieve or trolling retrieves.

With a slow and steady retrieve, they wiggle along with a slow swimming action.

Pick up the pace and these shallow water runners immediately jump into high gear and exhibit all of the wild and crazy outbursts that are synonymous with an X-Rap.

Read Ed Godfrey’s latest blogs to learn why Purcell is the worm capital of the state and what actions were taken Monday by the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission about bear, elk and antelope hunting.


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