Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Bird Dog Reporting....


On todays show we are featuring the Bald Eagle.  We did a story on this bird last year too but it is one of our favorite so here we go again!

These pictures were taken on our way over to Brainerd, MN.  There are a lot of eagles in our area.




 The picture below is a juvenile eagle we saw another day on our way to Brainerd.  As juvenile bald eagles mature, their head and tail feathers gradually turn white; simultaneously the eyes and beak gradually turn yellow. Complete transformation to maturity is achieved sometime in the fifth year.


 


Eagles facts --

* Wild bald eagles may live as long as thirty years, some have lived 50 years in captivity.
* Bald eagles weigh from ten to fourteen pounds.
* Bald eagles can fly to an altitude of 10,000 feet. Eagles fly 20 to 60 miles per hour in normal flight and dive at more than 100 miles an hour.
* Wingspan ranges from 72 to 90 inches.
* The female bald eagle is 35 to 37 inches, slightly larger than the male.
* Once paired, bald eagles remain together until one dies.
* The bald eagle became the National emblem in 1782 when the great seal of the United States was adopted.


There is a little bit of information on this beautiful bird! 
I love watching them!

Until next time....
Later -- Remington -- watching those birdies -- out!

30 comments:

Priscilla said...

Thanks Rem for the interesting facts.
I love bald eagles too. They're so majestic.

Madi and Mom said...

Great post!!!! Bird Dog!!!
We love birdwatching too. We don't have eagles in Raleigh what majestic birds.
Madi and Mom

Frankie Furter said...

Those are wonderful pictures of the Bald Eagle. I love seeing them when we go to my sister Lori's. She has a lot of them where she lives.
Excellent post Remington and WELL worth repeating.

Gloria said...

WOW! I too love eagles! I did not know that the female was larger than the male either! Check out my Mourning Doves on my blog today Remi.

Stella said...

Excellent post, Remington! We can count ourselves lucky that we live in a place where we fairly often get to see these birds!

Kisses,
Stella

The Two Country Poodles said...

Those are some amazing facts. Thanks for sharing.


Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

RILEY AND STAR said...

HI Rem,

Oh, we luuuv Bald Eagles too! Mommy took a closeup picture of one years ago and it's hanging over our mantle.

We will have to take a picture of it just for you!

Luv,
Riley and Star, YSLP!

Nadine said...

Wow, those birds are just beautiful!!

We can always count on you to fill our heads with knowledge!!

Waggles & Chi kisses, Chewy & Lilibell

Jacqueline said...

Love your Bird Dog hat, Rem!!...Lovely photos of the beautiful eagle and thanks for the interesting eagle lesson; how awesome they mate for life...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Ina in Alaska said...

Hi Remington! We see lots of eagles where we live and we have to be careful they don't decide to have one of us (except not Halle) for a snackie!! They are very beautiful and large birds!!

The Army of Four said...

Oh, they are SO beautiful, Remington! Thank you for posting the pix - and for the eagle facts! I didn't know all of that!
Love,
Ammy

JackDaddy said...

You're not no bird dog. You're a Remington dog. I think someone is trying to trick you!!

MISTAYA said...

Remington...that is M.O.M.'s favorite bird ever!! And we are lucky to get to see them often near our house here in Montana. Thanks for the great photos! Wags, and hugs, Mistaya

Martine said...

How neat!!! Eagles are so neat!!! Thank you for sharing your photos!

xo martine & the kiddlets

the booker man said...

hihi, remington!!
it's super nice to meet a fellow bird dog such as yourself! i think you're waaay better at it than i am, though. heehee.
*woof*
the booker man

Jazzi said...

Remington
Who knew that there are so many interesting facts about Bald Eagles?? Good thing we have you to keep us informed.
Again thanks for the great b-day gifts. I really love them especially the treats, I cant get enough BOL

paw knocks
Jazzi

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Thanks fur sharing these great pikhs!

Mom has seen one/some around 'here' but not in the past few months - the furst times she saw them around 'here' she was like OMD - a Bald Eagle!

She loves to watch the kham from Wooshington State - such furry impressive birds!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

mayziegal said...

Those were some Most Interesting facts, Remington. Thank you for sharing your knowledge abouts bald eagles. I will keeps a lookout around here to see if I can spots any.

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

PeeS. Your wardrobe is almost as endless as Lorenza's!

Maggie and Mitch said...

It must be so awesome to see an eagle in person! We sure hope we'll get that treat one day!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Junior and Orion said...

Eagles sure are purrty!

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

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Sallie said...

Cooool. I didn't know they lived so long. Thanks Remington!

kissa-bull said...

oh and they are so furry bewootiful and regal looking
thanks for sharing your wiseness
pibble sugars and wee wags
the pittie pack

Mr Koda MD said...

I have an idea!

You could hitch a couple of eagles together and go flying?


Koda MD

Scout 'n Freyja said...

You sure are smart for such a young pooch! Thanks for those great photos and cool facts! You must study really hard☺

Cat said...

WOW Remmy!! You are SO SMART!! Where did you learn all that about bald eagles? All I know is that they are BIG BIRDS and that I don't think I want to mess with one! It is so nice to know all that stuff about them...gosh, does it really take them 5 years to become adults? I'm glad it doesn't take us cats that long! Mom was away so we were too sad to see your posts, but we just looked at them and really laughed at yesterday's post of you sleeping on the bed..poor you...but I bet you had lotza fun!! Yay!!!! And you looked SO CUTE in those Easter Bunny ears...I could have just come over and cuddled up to you you looked so cute!! Thanks for sharing and have a great rest of the week! Purrs, Lautrec and Tiny

SquirrelQueen said...

We love your photos of the eagles. Great captures, especially the one in flight. Thanks for all the information Bird Dog Remington.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Those are really cool eagle pictures! And you look so cute in your hat too!!

CE Webster said...

Rem, great shots of the b e.

Sam said...

How fantastic! I saw my first bald eagle in the wild when we took a road trip to Idaho! Neat photos!

Sam