The Bald Eagle
Did you know these facts about the national symbol of the United States.
- It is against the law to possess even one feather of a Bald Eagle.
- Bald Eagles build the biggest nests of any bird in the world. One nest in the state of Florida was documented as weighing over two tons and measuring 9.5 feet across!
- Bald Eagles do not get their white heads and tails until they reach sexual maturity which is at 5 years. The one below is a juvenile.
- For every 60 minutes, a Bald Eagle soars it only flaps its wings for about two minutes.
- Bald Eagles often drown because they grab a fish that is too large and it pulls them under the water.
- Besides the Bald Eagle, there are over 50 other eagle species and they are found on every continent except Antarctica.
“The Eagle has landed.” Neil Armstrong
Watch Bald Eagles live on this camera in South Florida: https://dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.html
Source: Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky, Inc.
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