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A SYMBOLIC VISITOR

Bald eagle makes stop at Vets Lake

An adult bald eagle perches in a tree at Veterans Memorial Lake Wednesday morning. The bird drew a lot of attention.

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Many Great Bend residents were doing a double take as they drove around the west side of Veterans Memorial Lake Wednesday morning. A bald eagle sat regally perched in a barren tree, carefully surveying the landscape below.
“They are fairly common in the winter,” said Rob Penner, local avian program manager for the Nature Conservancy. The birds, symbols of our nation, follow the migration of the water fowl and feed on the ducks and geese.
However, Wednesday, the geese at Vets didn’t seem to pay much attention to the white-headed visitor.
That being said, they are not all that ...


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