Photo by David Dibert on Pexels.com A bald eagle comes in for a landing.
Here’s an early “Happy Fourth of July” to all my American readers. I thought this week’s post should focus some attention on our national bird, the American bald eagle, which officially became the national emblem in 1782 when the great seal of the United States was adopted.
Despite elevating this native bird to such lofty status, we have not always been kind to the bald eagle. We allowed habitat destruction and toxic pesticides to bring this eagle to the brink of extinction. With some protection, however, the bald eagle rebounded. In fact, the Department of Interior took the eagle off the endangered species list on June 28, 2007.
Photo by Wayne Christensen on Pexels.com A bald eagle scoops a fish from the water with its talons.
The bald eagle has been more frequently observed by birders…
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