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    Osprey Sighting - Central KY

    Labor Day evening I was on my favorite Central KY creek and was pretty fired up to have an osprey come around the bend about a quarter mile away, flying at full speed about 10' above the water. My first thought was heron, second was bald eagle, then when it got closer, figured out it was an osprey.

    Went right over our heads and perched 100 feet up in a sycamore. Pretty danged cool.

    Anyone else ever seen one in Central KY?

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    I actually think I saw one at Taylorsville Lake last week. It was a very large bird with a white belly and head. Thought it was a bald eagle at first as I have seen one there recently but realized it was not after it flew over head.
    Also just saw 2 bald eagles at Guist Creek the other day. They both flew out of the same tree but I did not see a nest. Very cool.
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    There are Osprey's all over. Cedar Creek, Herrington, Beaver, Elkhorn Creek...lots of them around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MagikSmallie View Post
    There are Osprey's all over. Cedar Creek, Herrington, Beaver, Elkhorn Creek...lots of them around.
    Cool. I'm on Elkhorn 25-30 times a year and I've never seen one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishfever View Post
    I actually think I saw one at Taylorsville Lake last week. It was a very large bird with a white belly and head. Thought it was a bald eagle at first as I have seen one there recently but realized it was not after it flew over head.
    Also just saw 2 bald eagles at Guist Creek the other day. They both flew out of the same tree but I did not see a nest. Very cool.
    I've seen the ones at Guist. One from about 20 yards away. Too cool

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    I see them at Taylorsville quite often.

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    I've seen a few at the falls area on the river over the years. Mainly in the fall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bent Loomis View Post
    I've seen a few at the falls area on the river over the years. Mainly in the fall.
    Yes sir, and believe it or not last year I saw an American white pelican down there. In 50 years of fishing the falls I had never seen or thought they would be this far north but, there he was. Chuck

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    there is a nesting pair near the Wolf Creek Dam. They are there year round. Also have a pair of Balded Eages there
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    My wife and I were fishing at Brookville lake in Indiana saw two I osprey fighting the one knocked the other one out of a tree and it landed in the lake all feet from,us also last year while crappie fishing saw a eagle and a osprey chasing one another
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    Quote Originally Posted by riverrat12 View Post
    Yes sir, and believe it or not last year I saw an American white pelican down there. In 50 years of fishing the falls I had never seen or thought they would be this far north but, there he was. Chuck
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    White Pelican use the Mississippi Flyway all the way to Canada. If you place you arrow on the red line you can scroll back and see them on the flats.
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