Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Bald Eagle, Independence Day and Change

The Bald Eagle is so respected and a symbol for America. This bird can live to 70 years old. But in order to live that long has to go through a painful change at the age of 40. Just like we have many painful changes in our lives. Except change and don't dwell on the past. This 4th of July, count your blessings and celebrate. (This was sent to me and thought it was worth sharing.)

When it rains, most birds head for shelter; the eagle is the only bird that, in order to avoid the rain, starts flying above the clouds...

An amazing tidbit about the Eagle's eyesight: The eagle can probably identify a rabbit moving almost a mile away. That means that an eagle flying at an altitude of 1000 feet over open country could spot prey over an area of almost 3 square miles from a fixed position.

No wonder God wants us to spread our wings and soar with eagles.

God Bless all who share this.

Squidoo has brought fireworks in my life. July 4th will be three years there. See what changes Squidoo and sandyspider has gone through. Three Years on Squidoo

Some fireworks and eagle gifts on Amazon.

Some fireworks and eagle gifts from Sandyspider Gifts and Kingdom of Animals click on the images below to make a purchase.

American Flag and Firework stickerVintage Patriotic Child and Fireworks cardRed Fireworks tieRed Fireworks mugBald Eagle and American Flag Poster printBald Eagle and American Flag Coaster coasterBald Eagle and American Flag Necklace necklaceBald Eagle and American Flag shirt


Rhonda @Laugh Quotes said...

Sandy, I didn't know any of this about the eagle. Really interesting. I like the metaphor to human life. Great post. Thanks.

sulekkha said...

Very informative post about eagles.Liked the part about the two options left to him, die or change. Thanks for sharing.

Carole Barkett said...

Really interesting, I wish I could do that, it's just about time :O)

Anonymous said...

According to the folks at, "An eagle's beak and talons grow continuously, because they are made of keratin, the same as human hair and fingernails." Also, the molting process, when the feathers are slowly replaced, takes place each year but not all the feathers are replaced each time. "An eagle without feathers, talons, and a beak would die of starvation and exposure," according to the site.