Bald eagles are one of nature’s most graceful aerial creatures of the sky. Their bold appearance, strength they have, and unique characteristics that separate them from other birds is awe-inspiring; it’s a no wonder why these birds are our national symbol. Many folks find their attraction to these fine eagles, whether they are partial to them because of what they symbolize or because of the grace and beauty they possess, people find themselves collecting figures, photos, and other such collectibles. We at Carve Me A Bear! Chainsaw Carvings would like to take the opportunity to expound on the bald eagle.
What Does the Bald Eagle Represent in America? US National Emblem
Not literally bald, the bald eagle has a white head with darker feathers on the rest of its body. The name derived from the old English word “balde”, meaning white. Since 1782, the remarkable bald eagle has been the United States national symbol. Often incorporated in the American flag or other symbols of patriotism, many people find the bald eagle appealing for that reason alone. Because of hunting and the growing pollution, bald eagles were once on the brink of extinction, but they have made a comeback when laws created almost 40 years ago have helped protect them.
Bald Eagle Lifecycle; From Eaglet in Aeries Nests to Adults
A bit bigger than males, the female bald eagles have a wingspan of up to 8 feet across and their bodies alone measure in at up to 3 feet long. The baby bald eagles are known as eaglets and are born a light gray color that eventually turns brown by the time they reach adulthood. They develop their normal white heads and tails between the ages of 4 years and 5 years old. In the wild, these fearsome birds can live over 35 years. Bald eagles will build their nests, are referenced as aeries, at the top of tall trees to keep the eggs safe. Adding more sticks, twigs, and grass each time, some bald eagle parents will use the same nest year after year.
Interesting Facts About Bald Eagles
The bald eagle’s formal, or scientific name, is Haliaeetus leucocepha and they are a part of the Accipitridae family. Classified as a bird, their average lifespan is 28 years and are carnivorous. The bald eagle’s natural habitat is the forest. These birds weigh in between 6 ½ to 14 pounds. Bald eagles have the capability to soar over 10,000 feet high in the sky and see fish up to a mile away with their incredible eye sight. They will drop down at up to 100 miles an hour when they fly in for the attack. They snag fish with their strong talons as they glide just above the water. Once they have caught their fish, they fly to a spot and consume it.
Wood Chainsaw Carved Bald Eagles & More Carved in Helena, Montana & Las Vegas, Nevada
If you or someone you love is partial to bald eagles, Clark the Carver of Carve Me A Bear! Chainsaw Carvings is ready to take your custom order and create a phenomenal work of art depicting a majestic bald eagle or other carving request. Call us today to learn more!