The local fish and game in Oregon has been reporting that Bald Eagles are making a huge comeback in the state. I can attest to that fact because I regularly see 2 nesting sights on my way to town. It is not unusual for me to see an eagle in flight while driving along one of the main highways. I often see one not far from my house as he or she hunts in one of the grass seed fields. Seeing one of those large birds just sitting on a barbed wire fence is enough to make you smile.
You don't need to rush out and buy a book on sale about eagles because I am going to list a few interesting facts right here:
- Bald eagles life span is about 25 years
- Eagles are reported to be monogamous, only having one mate until that mate dies then finding another one. Other reports show that eagles will have the same mate for several years and then change.
- Both male and females have the white feathers on their tails and heads
- Eagle feathers are still highly prized by the American Indians but I don't know how they obtain them.
- In June of 2007, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced the removal of the bald eagle from the list of species protected by the Endangered Species Act