Bald eagles rock!

December 24th, 2020

#BaldEagles rock! Check out these very cool photos of a bald eagle (taken by Executive Director & Founder Woody) who recently visited Red Wiggler! This bald eagle was in the trees above the bee hives, between the Solar House and the Murray Building/program building.

Adult bald eagles have brown feathers on their wings and body and white feathers on their head and tail. They also have a yellow beak and large, strong and sharp talons on their feet. Bald eagles have a wing span between 5 to 8 feet long. Generally, females are larger than males, and females weigh approximately 25% more than males. Here are other bald eagle fun facts:

* Famous for being the national bird and symbol of the U.S.

* Only found in North America

* Average life span in the wild: 20 – 30 years

* Average nest size: 2-4 feet deep and 4-5 feet wide, some have been much bigger

* Usually mate for life

* Have amazing eyes, vision and field of vision – hence the saying “eagle eyes”

* Can fly up to 10,000 feet in the air

This photo is the same photo as the one above, but zoomed in on the bald eagle, so you can see it closer.

We hope you are lucky enough to see a bald eagle also!