Living on a lake, we get to enjoy a wide variety of waterfowl as they go swimming by. I often wonder how the ducks, loons and even a crane know when it is time to return to our lake in Rhinelander, WI but somehow they just know. They appear in the spring and leave in the fall. Of course, we have the robins returning (I wonder where a robin’s nest will be made this year?). However, the bird that I enjoy the most is the Bald Eagle that lives on our lake!
I get to enjoy the majestic creature all-year-long… it doesn’t leave for warmer temperatures but stays right here and endures the cold and snow with the rest of us. I am pretty sure there is a nest across our bay as the eagle always heads back that way after searching for food. A few weeks ago, I watched it as it swooped towards an abandoned ice-fishing hole and came up with a fish! How can it do that?
Did you know…
- Bald Eagles can fly to an altitude of 10,000 feet.
- During level flight, they can achieve speeds of about 30 to 35 mph.
- Nests are built in large trees near rivers or coasts.
- The Bald Eagle became the National emblem in 1782 when the great seal of the United States was adopted.
Browse BaldEagleInfo.com for more interesting facts about Bald Eagles.
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