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Is this good news? The American Bald Eagle coming off endangered species list!
14 Feb 2006 | Edcoil

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?


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KEYWORDS: baldeagle; chatroom; esa; symbol; wildlife
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1 posted on 02/14/2006 7:00:30 AM PST by edcoil
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To: edcoil

Yes!


2 posted on 02/14/2006 7:01:27 AM PST by sarasota
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To: edcoil

When does hunting season begin ????


3 posted on 02/14/2006 7:02:22 AM PST by PETEPARSLEY ("WHATEVER" is a coward's way of saying F U)
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To: edcoil

I hear they are pretty tasty too!


4 posted on 02/14/2006 7:02:30 AM PST by NY.SS-Bar9 (DR #1692)
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To: edcoil

We have great numbers of these birds in Canada, especially out west. It's good to hear this beautiful animal is doing so well.


5 posted on 02/14/2006 7:02:30 AM PST by Ashamed Canadian
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How do they taste?


6 posted on 02/14/2006 7:02:41 AM PST by vollmond (Careful with that axe, Eugene!)
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To: edcoil

It is!

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.


7 posted on 02/14/2006 7:03:45 AM PST by MplsSteve
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To: edcoil

Saw three Bald Eagles in Yellowstone last month. Very magestic birds.


8 posted on 02/14/2006 7:04:18 AM PST by CWW (He)
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To: vollmond

"How do they taste?"

Half way between a spotted owl and a California condor.


9 posted on 02/14/2006 7:05:17 AM PST by reagandemo (The battle is near are you ready for the sacrifice?)
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To: edcoil

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.


10 posted on 02/14/2006 7:06:42 AM PST by parcel_of_rogues
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To: edcoil

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!


11 posted on 02/14/2006 7:07:09 AM PST by houeto (Mr. President, close our borders now!)
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To: sarasota

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.


12 posted on 02/14/2006 7:07:15 AM PST by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: vollmond

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.


13 posted on 02/14/2006 7:07:52 AM PST by kentj
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To: CWW
"Saw three Bald Eagles in Yellowstone last month. Very magestic birds."

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.

14 posted on 02/14/2006 7:08:25 AM PST by joebuck
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To: Ashamed Canadian
A lot of your Canadian eagles migrate to the upper Delaware basin for the winter. Although we have year 'round eagles they're a little hard to spot unless you know exactly where the nests are.

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.

15 posted on 02/14/2006 7:08:40 AM PST by NEPA (Give war a chance)
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To: reagandemo

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


16 posted on 02/14/2006 7:08:51 AM PST by PETEPARSLEY ("WHATEVER" is a coward's way of saying F U)
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To: edcoil

Please!


Don't tell Vice President Cheney!


LOL


17 posted on 02/14/2006 7:09:36 AM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: edcoil

Q......How many Bald Eagles does it take to screw in a lightbulb?


A......2


18 posted on 02/14/2006 7:10:08 AM PST by PETEPARSLEY ("WHATEVER" is a coward's way of saying F U)
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To: CWW

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.


19 posted on 02/14/2006 7:10:20 AM PST by sarasota
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To: edcoil

Does Harry Whittington still have his hair?


20 posted on 02/14/2006 7:10:47 AM PST by snarks_when_bored
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To: edcoil

If you ever been to Alaska you have to wonder how they were ever on the list to begin with


21 posted on 02/14/2006 7:10:55 AM PST by Always Right
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To: edcoil

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.


22 posted on 02/14/2006 7:11:29 AM PST by DooDahhhh
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To: edcoil

They're tasty birds. Like a cross between California Condor and Spotted Owl.


23 posted on 02/14/2006 7:13:44 AM PST by TChris ("Unless you act, you're going to lose your world." - Mark Steyn)
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To: vollmond
How do they taste?

A little stringier than Trumpeter Swan.

24 posted on 02/14/2006 7:13:54 AM PST by cryptical
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To: edcoil

Mmmmmm ... eagleburgers!


25 posted on 02/14/2006 7:15:50 AM PST by coloradan (Failing to protect the liberties of your enemies establishes precedents that will reach to yourself.)
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To: edcoil

Now they're on the Threatened Species List.


26 posted on 02/14/2006 7:16:01 AM PST by JAWs
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To: edcoil
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27 posted on 02/14/2006 7:22:04 AM PST by MrTed
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To: kentj

"farting flycatchers"

I spotted a double breasted mattress thrasher the other day.


28 posted on 02/14/2006 7:22:28 AM PST by Lokibob (Spelling and typos are copyrighted. Please do not use.)
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To: edcoil
Now there's room on the list for Islamic terrorists. Let's make them endangered.

God bless the troops who are doing their best to make it happen.

29 posted on 02/14/2006 7:27:52 AM PST by pasquale ("If war is ever lawful, then peace is sometimes sinful." C.S. Lewis)
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To: edcoil

it turns out that there were more bald eagles than they had realized as many of them were doing the comb-over thing....


30 posted on 02/14/2006 7:33:49 AM PST by Archytekt
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To: vollmond
How do they taste?

A lot like baby seal

31 posted on 02/14/2006 7:35:26 AM PST by conserv13
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To: PETEPARSLEY
Tonights special ingredient: BARWD EGRWAL!


32 posted on 02/14/2006 7:38:12 AM PST by oldleft
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To: edcoil

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.


33 posted on 02/14/2006 7:38:30 AM PST by Supernatural (All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie! bob dylan)
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To: edcoil

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.


34 posted on 02/14/2006 7:45:04 AM PST by Alkhin (Double polaroids?! What were you thinking of at the time?!)
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To: NEPA

I saw one last week on the Big Elk River in Maryland. It was perched in a dead tree along the shore. Very cool!


35 posted on 02/14/2006 7:45:41 AM PST by Woodstock
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To: edcoil

Can we bring back DDT now?


36 posted on 02/14/2006 7:46:42 AM PST by 2001convSVT ("People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence")
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To: 2001convSVT

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.


37 posted on 02/14/2006 7:48:03 AM PST by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: PETEPARSLEY

I hope you are not sick enough to be seriously thinking of hunting them...if so, you are pretty much beneath contempt.


38 posted on 02/14/2006 7:50:54 AM PST by republicanwizard
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To: edcoil

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....


39 posted on 02/14/2006 7:51:42 AM PST by TheBattman (Islam (and liberalism)- the cult of Satan and a Cancer on Society)
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To: republicanwizard; PETEPARSLEY

Besides...I hear predatory birds taste like so much rotten meat passed through ... well through a predatory bird.....


40 posted on 02/14/2006 7:56:31 AM PST by tcostell
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To: PETEPARSLEY

Ask Cheney!!


41 posted on 02/14/2006 7:57:16 AM PST by wallcrawlr (http://www.bionicear.com)
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To: NEPA

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.


42 posted on 02/14/2006 8:02:37 AM PST by Ashamed Canadian
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To: NEPA

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.


43 posted on 02/14/2006 8:06:00 AM PST by Born Conservative (Chronic Positivity: http://www.livejournal.com/users/jsher/)
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To: edcoil
What actually happened is, there are a lot more bald eagles than they thought.

They started looking closer and saw a bunch of ordinary eagles that were doing comb-overs.

44 posted on 02/14/2006 8:14:37 AM PST by Dan(9698)
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To: PETEPARSLEY
Q......How many Bald Eagles does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

How do you get them in the light bulb?

45 posted on 02/14/2006 8:16:18 AM PST by Dan(9698)
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To: edcoil

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?


46 posted on 02/14/2006 8:16:33 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: edcoil

Maybe eagle-bone whistles will make a comeback.


47 posted on 02/14/2006 8:16:45 AM PST by johnny7 (“Iuventus stultorum magister”)
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To: edcoil
I live in north-central Ohio. In my neck of the woods, I have seen a few on the wing and one standing right next to a county road I was driving on.

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.

48 posted on 02/14/2006 8:18:27 AM PST by Ghengis (Alexander was a wuss!)
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To: Always Right

Exactly! I couldn't believe how many I saw in Alaska.


49 posted on 02/14/2006 8:19:55 AM PST by pepperdog
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To: edcoil
Live EagleCam

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.

50 posted on 02/14/2006 8:23:17 AM PST by RedWhiteBlue
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