What do you know about bald eagles? Do you just love the beautiful, strong bird? Or are you a very patriotic person and you love this powerful symbol of freedom and the United States of America? Whatever type of person you are, have you considered having a beautiful wood carving of these magnificent birds? Carve Me A Bear! Chainsaw Carvings would love to carve one for you. But first, let’s learn a little more about these birds and why they are part of the United States’ history and symbols.
How Can You Identify a Bald Eagle?
The bald eagle is a beautiful large bird. They are recognized by their white heads and white tails. Their bright yellow bill and legs also stand out to help you recognize them. The rest of their bodies and wings are dark brown. Young bald eagles don’t have white heads yet. They will get the white feathers when they are about 4 to 5 years old. Young bald eagles also make a different sound than an adult. The bald eagle has a large wingspan. It can range from 5.9 to about 7.5 feet. A female bald eagle is larger than a male eagle.
Bald Eagle Behavior
A bald eagle lives in North America and only North America. Many of them live in Alaska. They build large nests high in the trees by lakes. The nests are about 4-5 feet wide and 2-4 feet deep. The bald eagle will migrate in the winter to find lakes that aren’t frozen. Their main source of food is fish, but they will eat rodents or anything that has recently died. A fun fact is that bald eagle’s mate for life. They will typically make a nest, use it and make it bigger each year. You most likely will see them soar alone. They are not birds that fly together in large groups.
Why Was the Bald Eagle Chosen as the National Bird?
In 1782 they placed the bald eagle on the Great Seal of the United States and it became the national bird of the United States. Not everyone wanted it to be the bald eagle. Benjamin Franklin did not want it to be the bald eagle. But after a long 6-year debate, Congress decided on the bald eagle because it is a symbol of freedom, courage, and strength. The bald eagle, as stated above, is only in North America. You will not find it anywhere else in the world. The bald eagle is now on the silver dollar, half-dollar, quarter, and 1 dollar bill.
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The bald eagle has such amazing traits and is a strong symbol for the United States. Having a wood carving of a bald eagle with a flag on it would be a great gift for someone who loves their country or just loves the bird. If you are looking for a perfect gift, let Carve Me A Bear! Chainsaw Carvings take care of your needs.