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Rare sighting in the Suburbs- Our National Bird
Personal ^ | 12/13/2015 | Self/Friend

Posted on 01/13/2015 8:07:59 AM PST by mabarker1

Good Morning!

This Pic was sent to Me from My Bestest Friend in Denton, TX yesterday. He took it at the Water Plant. Two Bald Eagles by the Basins.

There are Bald Eagles that live on Lake Buchanan, 230 (+/-) miles South & West and there are Guided Bald Eagle Boat Tours there I have been on 25+ years ago and saw 15+ of them in a few hours.

But I would never expect to see any by Denton- just North of DFW.

Anyway I figured this was too Awesome and Cool to not share.

Hey George?

What Mable?

Did

you know that the Turkey almost became the National Bird instead of Us?!

Well I'm glad they got that fixed before Signing the paperwork, We sure

dodged a bullet on that one!



TOPICS: Arts/Photography; History; Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: americanpride; baldeagle; nature; raresight
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God Bless America!

1 posted on 01/13/2015 8:07:59 AM PST by mabarker1
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To: Tax-chick; Salamander

FYI!


2 posted on 01/13/2015 8:08:54 AM PST by mabarker1 (congress, The Opposite of Progress.)
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To: mabarker1

May They Flourish!!!


3 posted on 01/13/2015 8:09:20 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("Never, Never, Never, Give Up," Winston Churchill ><>)
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To: mabarker1

Wow—a magnificent pair.


4 posted on 01/13/2015 8:09:40 AM PST by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: Travis McGee; Squantos; All
Patriotic Ping!
5 posted on 01/13/2015 8:10:03 AM PST by mabarker1 (congress, The Opposite of Progress.)
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To: mabarker1

12 years ago we saw bald eagles in Idaho. We were blown away.

Now they are showing up a lot more all over the US which is great. My kids saw 2 flying over our house this weekend.

Heck, when we lived in FL in the early 70s, alligators were not a common site. From what I hear now, they are like pigeons in cities now.


6 posted on 01/13/2015 8:13:08 AM PST by roofgoat
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To: roofgoat

Glad they escaped the ‘Bird Blenders’ and solar towers.


7 posted on 01/13/2015 8:15:49 AM PST by RW_Whacko
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To: mabarker1

8 posted on 01/13/2015 8:16:41 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: mabarker1
Wonderful photo. Thanks for sharing.

There is a bald eagle nesting site near me being maintained by the Audubon Society and others. Last year there were two hatchlings. Hoping for more this year.

9 posted on 01/13/2015 8:16:49 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: mabarker1

I see bald eagles all the time in Florida. I live in Sarasota and they’re common. When I go to Orlando for work I see them there, too. Turkeys, boars, deer, gators, coyotes, pythons, iguanas, it’s a freaking zoo here!


10 posted on 01/13/2015 8:17:24 AM PST by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: mabarker1

Thanks! (I thought this might have been a NC event, and then it could show up on the Envirothon Wildlife exam ;-).


11 posted on 01/13/2015 8:18:08 AM PST by Tax-chick ("A war is not over until the enemy stops fighting." ~ Thomas Sowell)
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To: mabarker1

I can remember my first bald eagle sighting as kid,,, on the coast of Georgia in the early 70’s...


12 posted on 01/13/2015 8:19:15 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: mabarker1

We have quite a few Eagles in upstate NY located around the various rivers. Their nests are huge, 6ft by 6ft weighing up to a ton.


13 posted on 01/13/2015 8:19:27 AM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: Tax-chick

come on up to the Minneapolis area — relatively common even in the shadow of the airport

or if you really want to see them — Alaska!


14 posted on 01/13/2015 8:20:18 AM PST by Wills_Dad
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To: mabarker1

Bald eagles hunt the Mississippi off the backside of my property. I can see them cruising just above the tree tops and there are a couple of nests.

Big birds...


15 posted on 01/13/2015 8:20:22 AM PST by Dead Corpse (A Psalm in napalm...)
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To: RW_Whacko

Don't forget the DDT.

16 posted on 01/13/2015 8:21:23 AM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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Don't forget the DDT.

It's time to bring back DDT, the mosquitos are terrible.

17 posted on 01/13/2015 8:23:04 AM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: mabarker1
I say every American flag picture is best if its very own eagle is flying by. This one from across our lake. (I pray these links don't break.)

And this one from his perching in our cottonwood tree about 60 feet from my window.

HF

18 posted on 01/13/2015 8:23:11 AM PST by holden
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To: mabarker1

The “true” story of how the Eagle became our national bird instead of the turkey...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EgjwYR4bYU


19 posted on 01/13/2015 8:29:04 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away)
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To: mabarker1

We see them all the time where I live and I live in the heavily populated I-94 corridor in southern Michigan.


20 posted on 01/13/2015 8:29:45 AM PST by cripplecreek (You can't half ass conservatism.)
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