A hawk-eyed Padiham resident believes he has spotted a huge eagle soaring majestically above the town.
Nigel Saul, who lives in Thompson Street, rang the Express to say he had seen a huge eagle flying over the town centre on Tuesday afternoon, similar in size to an American bald eagle.
Nigel said: “I know quite a lot about birds of prey, and this was much bigger than our domestic varieties.
“It must have escaped from somewhere. It had a huge wingspan and looked similar to an American bald eagle or a white-tailed sea eagle, which are found in Scotland.
“It was the size of a heron but its head, neck and breast were pale yellow. It then headed off towards Pendle.”
It had a huge wingspan and looked similar to an American bald eagle or a white-tailed sea eagleNigel Saul