Friday, January 21, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
FACT: The Males wing span is approx. 6.5'
FACT: They mate for life! (I respect that in a bird)
Then we all boarded this cute little trolley car
that would take us out to the
FACT: Eagles like to hang out by Dams.
The water rarely freezes there
and they can fish most of the winter.
(when did I start riding trolleys with old people?)
If you look real close you can see about 8 Eagles perched
in the tree. Quiet a sight for me, since most of my
life they were on the endangered species list.
FACT: Bald Eagles are thriving in this country due to the
ban on DDT and protection by the Endangered Species act.
DDT is a pesticide that accumulated in eagles and other hawks.
The shells of the eggs became fragile and often cracked,
killing the young.
Bald Eagles have recovered so well
that they are no longer considered Federally Endangered.
Then they took us all downstairs to watch a short educational film.
FACT: The picture above was taken at Starved Rock,
just not by me.
These are the shots I was able to get.
Look close the eagle is there.
Yep, two of them there.
My friends photography tip for the day?
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