Skip to comments.Is this good news? The American Bald Eagle coming off endangered species list!
Posted on 02/14/2006 7:00:29 AM PST by edcoil
Happy Valentines Day -
I heard our national symbol The American Bald Eagle is to be soaring again.
Is this a great omen?
When does hunting season begin ????
I hear they are pretty tasty too!
We have great numbers of these birds in Canada, especially out west. It's good to hear this beautiful animal is doing so well.
How do they taste?
In the summer, I spend some time along the river bluffs of the Mississippi River just south of the Twin Cities.
There is nothing more relaxing and beautiful to watch a bald eagle circle back and forth, riding the air currents.
Saw three Bald Eagles in Yellowstone last month. Very magestic birds.
"How do they taste?"
Half way between a spotted owl and a California condor.
There's a pair that's taken to wintering close by. They're particularly enchanting when they just stand there ripping parts of dead fish out of the ice.
We've got a mating pair all the way down here in Pascagoula, Ms. I watched one try to pluck a duck out of the river. The duck dove deep, very deep!
I always list President John Adams as one of the three people in history I would like to meet.
Ben Franklin was the most powerful man of his time and wanted the Turkey (Austrian grouse) as our national symbol however John Adams wanted the Eagle and took on Franklin and I am glad, Adams won.
Well not as good as spotted owls and the farting flycatchers(I could have the name wrong here it's one of the green goofies latest poster children).
I think they are but better than crow however.
Roger that. I used to go canoeing on the Big Blue river in southern Indiana. There is an eagle preserve in the Ky Danial Boone National Forrest and I used to see them flying over all the time. With their wings spread they are much bigger than one would imagine and magestic is a very apt descrition of what they look like when flying overhead.
In winter eagles are easy to spot along the Lackawaxen River in Pike County, PA. It isn't unusual to see 30-40 of them along about a 10 mile stretch of the river. A couple weeks ago I saw 7 bald eagles in just one tree.
This will soon be the "mystery meat" to be used in the next Iron Chef competition.
Bald Eagle soup
Bald Eagle soufflet
Bald Eagle Quesadillas
Bald Eagle truffles
Don't tell Vice President Cheney!
Q......How many Bald Eagles does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
I've seen dozens along the Mississippi between Iowa and Illinois. They nest along lock & dam #15 and every year Rock Island hosts Bald Eagle Days for a weekend.
Does Harry Whittington still have his hair?
If you ever been to Alaska you have to wonder how they were ever on the list to begin with
We have a house on the Cheasapeake Bay and a pair of nesting eales in a tall pine tree right along the road to the house. They are remarkable to watch. The young one this year came and stood on our pier.
They're tasty birds. Like a cross between California Condor and Spotted Owl.
A little stringier than Trumpeter Swan.
Mmmmmm ... eagleburgers!
Now they're on the Threatened Species List.
I spotted a double breasted mattress thrasher the other day.
God bless the troops who are doing their best to make it happen.
it turns out that there were more bald eagles than they had realized as many of them were doing the comb-over thing....
A lot like baby seal
I saw a bald eagle near Myakka Park (near Sarasota, FL) in 1988. Saw a bald eagle flying over Conneaut Lake, PA, in 1995. Those are the only two I have ever seen.
I have seen a lot of osprey. They look a lot like a bald eagle, but are smaller and have a black band going through the eye area.
I'm glad to hear that they have made a good comeback.
There is a nesting pair with a third adult that has made its home on a stretch of the Llano River in the Hill country of Texas. It has become quite a tourist stop. I hope they at least keep these birds on a protected list.
I saw one last week on the Big Elk River in Maryland. It was perched in a dead tree along the shore. Very cool!
Can we bring back DDT now?
I heard a report that we Americans (as normal) are atfault for all the deaths in Africa becuase we banned DDT that worked so well here and should have been used there.
I hope you are not sick enough to be seriously thinking of hunting them...if so, you are pretty much beneath contempt.
Of course it's good news. Though the birds will still be protected, as they should be.
Hunting season? I don't see a good reason. From what I hear, they don't taste any better than coot....
Besides...I hear predatory birds taste like so much rotten meat passed through ... well through a predatory bird.....
What a site they are. Most of the Bald Eagles in Ontario are on the north shore of Lake Erie, so those are probably the same group that are likely coming from down your way.
I'll have to get up there sometime. I remember Mike Stevens doing a "Pennsylvania Road" piece on them last year. Awesome.
I live near the nuke plant (outside of Berwick), and occasionally see an eagle flying along the river.
They started looking closer and saw a bunch of ordinary eagles that were doing comb-overs.
How do you get them in the light bulb?
Does this mean that the lady who's rotting in jail because she gave Hillary a headdress made of moulted Eagle feathers can get out now?
Maybe eagle-bone whistles will make a comeback.
The eagle next to the road looked like he was the world's emperor as he looked down his beak at me. I wished that I had brought a camera along on that trip.
Exactly! I couldn't believe how many I saw in Alaska.
Within a few weeks, you'll be able to see them start to nest, lay their egg(s), watch the eggs hatch, etc., all the way through the first flight of the eaglets.