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This pair has been coming to a tree outside our gate off and on for awhile. It’s lovely to see them come back year after year.
I wish I was able to get in a better position to get a branch free shot this day, but I’ll take it!
Wednesday on my way out to run errands the male was in the tree alone, and me without my camera!
I have shared many fun facts about the Bald Eagle over the years so I’ll only include a few here today.
Had Benjamin Franklin prevailed, the U.S. emblem might have been the Wild Turkey. In 1784, Franklin disparaged the national bird’s thieving tendencies and its vulnerability to harassment by small birds. “For my own part,” he wrote, “I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen the Representative of our Country. He is a Bird of bad moral Character. He does not get his Living honestly. … Besides he is a rank Coward: The little King Bird not bigger than a Sparrow attacks him boldly and drives him out of the District.”
Sometimes even the national bird has to cut loose. Bald Eagles have been known to play with plastic bottles and other objects pressed into service as toys. One observer witnessed six Bald Eagles passing sticks to each other in midair.
The largest Bald Eagle nest on record, in St. Petersburg, Florida, was 2.9 meters in diameter and 6.1 meters tall. Another famous nest—in Vermilion, Ohio—was shaped like a wine glass and weighed almost two metric tons. It was used for 34 years until the tree blew down.
Fun Facts gleaned from allaboutbirds.org
Today my blog is 13 years old. Thank you all so much for being part of my blogging community, and for the friendships, and conversations we’ve shared. THANK YOU!! 🙏😍
Fuji X-T3| Fuji 100-400mm| PS CC 24.1.0
more to come…