Sunday, July 3, 2011

American Symbol

Ten Independence Day Items of Trivia About The Bald Eagle:

Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson served on the committee that picked the eagle for the national seal [Franklin wanted the turkey].
Bald eagles have few natural enemies and live only in North America.
Bald eagles get their white head and tail feathers about 4/5 years of age.
Bald eagles are not, and never were bald. The term comes from when "bald" meant "white-headed".
Their maximum speed: 40 mph or over 100 mph while in a dive.
They can lift roughly half their body weight.
The Bald Eagle is no longer considered endangered, and now only threatened.
The only other kind of eagle in North America is the golden eagle.
Bald eagles mate for life, but if one dies, the survivor will accept a new mate.
It is a felony to shoot an eagle.

Current whereabouts: Bridgeport, California for an old fashioned Independence Day weekend.


  1. We have eagles here, and they are incredibly beautiful. And BIG! I saw one up close and personal several years ago at a trade show. I never realized how big they were until I was standing next to one.

    Enjoy your weekend! Big hugs xoxo

  2. they are huge! love them, but not up close, scary!

    have a great weekend honey, i know you will!

    smiles, bee

  3. have a wonderful weekend in Bridgeport

  4. Those are all great facts about the Bald Eagle. Some of them, I wasn't aware of. I am glad they are the National Seal.
    Hope you are having one heck of a week end. We know you are.

  5. There are bald eagle nesting places throughout the area where I live. You can even take tour. I gotta do that one day. Thanks for sharing the fun facts.
    Happy Independence Day.

  6. eagle is a symbol of strength, tenacity and grandeur.
    happy independence day!

  7. Thanks for that Sandee...I am a Bald Eagle!

    Keep you keel even during this holiday!

    Aloha From Sunny South Florida!

  8. I now know quite a bit about the Bald Eagle. I have just watched the Raptor Resource Project, and seen three eggs mature into three wonderful fledglings. What an experience that was (is).

    Their nest is approximately 6ft across and the same in depth. Their wing span is about 7ft.

    Absolutely beautiful birds :)

  9. glad to hear they are no longer endangered.
    A girl I work with told me about an eagles nest real close to where I live. I've been there but haven't spotted any yet

  10. Interesting facts. I love Eagles. They are such magfnificent majestic creatures.

  11. Interesting. I did Know about the turkey, but there were some new facts here (new to me). Thanks.

  12. Happy 4th July... hope the fireworks didn't scare Little Bit too much.

    Have a good holiday.

  13. Many, many years ago I had the pleausere of seeing a bald eagle close up in Florida, they are huge...

  14. All great things to know!

    Happy 4th of July!!!


  15. The turkey isn't as majestic, but probably tastes better.

  16. I've never had the privilege of seeing an actual eagle up close, but I bet it would be awesome. Thank you for the trivia. I didn't know a lot of the info you supplied.


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