Bald Eagle

These big birds are very important. They can live for 20 years and are 28-38 inches (71-96 cm). These birds are the U.S national bird and it has been  protected in North America since 1940! (the year my grandpa was born!) The Bald Eagle will fight for food and not get it’s own. When Bald Eagles mate, they mate for life! This awesome bird of prey eats fish, small animals, birds and even carrion.

The Bald Eagle is Amazing!

“Bald eagles are strong, aggressive birds but like everything that flies they are governed by aerodynamics. The wings of an eagle need to support the eight to 12-pound bird as well as whatever the bird is carrying, and best estimates put the lifting power of an eagle at four or five pounds…[BUT, an eagle with momentum is a different story] Lift is dependent not only on wing size, but on airspeed. The faster a bird (or plane) is flying, the greater the lift potential. An eagle that lands on the beach to grab a fish, and then takes off again, is limited to a smaller load than an eagle that swoops down at 20 or 30 miles an hour and snatches up a fish. That momentum and speed gives the bird the ability to carry more weight… (from :