More Eagles Make Home, Sweet Home At Beaver Lake
Posted: April 17, 2014 at 5 a.m.
Bald eagles are the latest residents who apparently think, by golly, Beaver Lake is a pretty nice place to live.
At A Glance
About Bald Eagles
• The U.S. Department of Interior took the bald eagle off the endangered and threatened species list June 28, 2007.
• Bald eagles have a wingspan of up to 7 feet. They can fly at altitudes of 10,000 feet. During level flight, they can reach speeds of 30 to 35 mph.
• Bald eagles weigh 10 to 14 pounds. Bones are light because they are hollow.
• Their diet is mainly fish, which attracts them to Beaver Lake. They also eat carrion.
• A bald eagle is a mottled brown until the age of 5 or 6. That is when it reaches sexual maturity and gets its white head plumage and white tail feathers.
• Bald eagles lay from one to three eggs.
• The bald eagle became the nation’s symbol in 1782 when the Great Seal of the United States was adopted.
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