The American Bald Eagle has been a national emblem since the Second Continental Congress selected it in 1782 as a symbol of freedom and democracy.
Adult nesting eagles generally disperse from the nest site within one month of their young leaving the nest.
Eggs may be laid in mid to late February, however they usually begin preparing their nest in November.
Juvenile eagles typically disperse to far-away regions until they reach 4 to 5 years of age, when they tend to return to the general area of their first flights to look for a suitable nesting habitat.
When it rains, most birds head for shelter; the eagle is the only bird which, in order to avoid the rain, will fly above the cloud.
The eagle can identify a rabbit moving almost a mile away. This means that an eagle, flying at an altitude of 1000 feet, over open country, can spot prey over an area of almost 3 square miles from a overhead position.
Young eaglets don't get their white head and tail feathers until they are 3-4 years of age. So if hunters don't think before shooting they might just be shooting our National Bird and while it is no longer considered "endangered" it is protected by law with substantial penalties for violations.
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But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.