In these times when it seems our freedoms and our national fiber are under attack, there is something still to brighten the days. It would seem the the proud bird we all know of as a symbol of the US and of the free world, is making a comeback. An endangered species for as long as I can remember, I have never seen a bald eagle alive or otherwise, wild or captive. According to this article I just found staring at me from the local newspaper, I may get that chance without leaving home. One can only hope, and be extremely happy that another honorable creature is able to fight its way back from the brink of extinction. May the values of the country it symbolizes do the same.
I see them from time to time; last month, I was standing in the middle of a cemetery, waiting for the funeral cortege to arrive, watching two adults and a juvenile soaring overhead. I watched them until they were so high they were almost lost from sight; I don't think any of them flapped their wings once. It's a sight that never ceases to captivate me.
We have about five of them in our area now. TThere use to be so many that the bluff I lived by was named after them. I had never seen them in the wild befrore in my entire life and I was amazed the first time I saw them. I pulled the car off to the sideof the road and watch for aboutr 10 minutes. They can get quite huge and I was not ready for the sheer size of it. Not a good thing to let small dogs, cats etc run around the yard though if they are in you're area. I've heard one story about a lake cottage, an eagle and a toy poodle from a friend of mine who use to live in Alaska. Not a happy ending there. But beautiful birds nonetheless.
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"Irishness is not primary a question of birth or blood or language; it is the condition on being involved in the Irish situation, and usually of being mauled by it."-Conor Cruise O'Brien
Eagles are a sight to behold. Here on Georgia's coast we see them often. The privately funded Sanctuary on the Sapelo had two eaglets born this month. Local fisherman like myself and others in the Shellman community give items to the Sanctuary as the managers of the Sanctuary are struggling financially. We give fish that we catch. Others donate dog food, paper towels, clorox and other items to the sanctuary. This sanctuary rehab. birds that have been injured and tries to return the birds back to the wild. They have many success stories but those birds that cannot be returned to the wild are kept in a safe place to finish their lifespan in comfort..
what a majestic bird they are!!!we have quite a few of them on the saint john river, new brunswick, not far from our other home on maquapit lake... you see them 3 out of the 4 seasons here, think these ones might be canadian, eh??!!
non nobis domine,non nobis sed nomini tua da gloriam.
It's been a life long wish of mine to see a bald eagle outside a zoo.
A few years ago we rented a cabin in Central Ohio and as we sat on the porch one flew along the horizion, right in our line of vision.
I had to convince myself I had seen what I knew I saw.
I recently read in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, not far from Cleveland, there are a nesting pair.
I too hope the resurgence of our national bird is not only the result of 30 years of environmental practices, but a symbol for America as well.
Compassion is the sometimes fatal capacity for feeling what it is like inside somebody else's skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too. - Frederick Buechner
If society prospers at the expense of the intangibles, how can it be called progress?
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