Thursday, May 30, 2013

Eaglet (Baby Eagles)

Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
The bald eagle, our national bird, is the only eagle unique to North America.  Perhaps 50,000 exist in the United States.  Majestic in its size, the bald eagle has a wingspan of 6 1/2 feet for males and 8 feet for the larger and heavier females.  A pair will mate for life and return to their nest of sticks and grasses (measuring 5 feet across) year after year.

Photo by Alan & Sandy Carey

From the set:
Baby Animals of Washington

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