Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Bald Eagles

Sunday evening on the way home from my dad's. Where my grandsons first birthday was held. I drove past the local "Power dam". I noticed a Bald Eagle flying. I pointed it out to my teenagers. However, the bald Eagle disappeared behind some trees before they could see it. As we were driving through a series of sharp curves.

I am lucky I live in an area where two major rivers meet. Where several Bald Eagles scout for food. It will give my teenagers an opportunity again to see a Bald Eagle in flight. Bald eagles are slowly coming back to our area. Thanks to the rebound in their populations. Where DDT almost wiped the entire population out.

Bald eagles can be found through Canada, the United States, Northern Mexico and a few other places. Their territory is growing.
Bald eagles can be found where lots of water, food and old & live trees to make nests in. The older the tree, the taller it is for a better view of the area. They are the only eagle found along the sea line. They like to nest where there is little human disturbance. However, there has been multiple sightings of eagles along the "Independence Dam" where visitors go to fish, view the local wildlife, picnics, and hiking.

The Bald Eagle is important to the United States of America. As it is the national bird and animal. It appears on the SEAL.

Eagles are able to reproduce around the age of four or five years old. When they mate, they mate for life. However it a mate dies. They will find another mate. Bald Eagles tend to go back to where they were born to reproduce.  Life span on a wild Bald Eagle is 20 years. The longest lives in captivity is 38 years. One has been known to live for 50 years in captivity.

Have you had the opportunity to see a Bald Eagle in the wild?

Photos courtesy of Pixabay.com 

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