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  The Bald Eagle - USA's National Emblem
The bald eagle was chosen June 20, 1782 as the emblem of the United States of American, because of its long life, great strength and majestic looks, and also because it was then believed to exist only on this continent.
Thus the eagle, full of the boundless spirit of freedom, living above the valleys, strong and powerful in his might, has become the national emblem of a country that offers freedom in word and thought and an opportunity for a full and free expansion into the boundless space of the future.
It was Benjamin Franklin's observations of a bald eagle either ignoring or retreating from such mobbing that probably led to his claim of the bald eagle's lack of courage.
www.baldeagleinfo.com /eagle/eagle9.html   (884 words)

  
  Eagle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The eagle is also part of the coat of arms of Romania and the coat of arms and flag of Moldova.
Two-headed eagle is emblem of Serbia, Montenegro, and Serbia and Montenegro
Native Americans revere eagles as sacred religious objects and the feathers and parts of Bald and Golden Eagles are often compared to the Bible and crucifix.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eagle   (944 words)

  
 Eagle - MSN Encarta
Eagle, common name for a number of diurnal birds of prey, some of which are the largest members of their family which also includes kites, hawks, buzzards, and certain vultures.
This is the eagle that has been regarded from ancient times as a symbol of courage and power because of its large size, superb aerial skills, and the inaccessibility of many of its nest sites, in wild and mountainous country.
It is a flish eagle with a wedge-shaped white tail and (in adults) a large patch of white on the shoulders.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/RefArticle.aspx?refid=761576648   (1089 words)

  
 HighBeam Encyclopedia - eagle
EAGLE [eagle] common name for large predatory birds of the family Falconidae (hawk family), found in all parts of the world.
Eagles are similar to the buteos, or buzzard hawks, but are larger both in length and in wingspread (up to 7 1/2 ft/228 cm) and have beaks nearly as long as their heads.
The eagle was the emblem of one of the Ptolemies of Egypt and was borne on the standards of the Roman armies and of Napoleon's troops.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/e1/eagle.asp   (835 words)

  
 ChristStory Eagle Page
Eagles were believed to be invulnerable to lightning and so the Greeks hung eagles above their doors to protect their homes from storms and evil spirits.
Orientals, Israelites, and early Christians believed eagles were able to restore their own youth every ten years by flying into the sun and then, after their wings had caught fire, diving three times into the water of the sea or a fountain.
Because of the swiftness of the eagle's flight, both the eagle and its wings have been used to emphasize the speed of attacking armies and of the LORD (Deu 28:49; Dan 4:19-37; Jer 49:22; Ezek 17:3-7; Hosea 8:1; Hab 1:8; Jer 4:13; Lam 4:19).
ww2.netnitco.net /users/legend01/eagle.htm   (1143 words)

  
 Bald Eagle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The bald eagle is a sacred bird in some cultures and the feathers of the bald eagle, like the golden eagle, are central to many religious and spiritual customs, most notably amongst Native Americans.
Native Americans revere eagles as sacred religious objects and the feathers and parts of bald and golden eagle are often compared to the Bible and crucifix.
Eagle feathers are often used in traditional ceremonies and are used to honor noteworthy achievements and qualities such as exceptional leadership and bravery.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bald_eagle   (1590 words)

  
 Medieval Bestiary : Eagle
Eagles do not die from old age or sickness; when they are old they die of hunger, because their upper beak grows so large and hooked that they cannot open their mouths to feed.
Some kinds of eagles do battle with stags; they roll in dust to gather it on their feathers, then perch on the stag's horns and shake the dust into its eyes, and beat the stag's head with their wings until it falls.
Eagles also fight with a great serpent which tries to eat their eggs; the serpent can defeat the eagle by wrapping itself around the eagle's wings so that it falls to the ground.
bestiary.ca /beasts/beast232.htm   (888 words)

  
 Eagles Online - Northeast Utilities   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Eagles released at Quabbin Reservoir in the 1980s as part of a MassWildlife/USFWS project to restore the national bird to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts began establishing pair bonds in 1987, formed the first territories in 1988 and first nested successfully at two Quabbin sites in 1989.
A female eagle originally raised and released at Quabbin in 1985 paired with a male bird released in 1986, forming the Barton Island territory in 1989.
The eagles enjoyed continued nesting success in the dead pine tree through 1996, producing one or two chicks each year and even accepting an additional chick in 1993 and again in 1996; both were hatched in captivity and fostered into the Barton Island nest.
www.nu.com /eagles   (1701 words)

  
 Eagles: Wildlife Notebook Series - Alaska Department of Fish and Game
The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) of Alaska’s waterways and the soaring Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) of the Interior are two of this state’s most magnificent birds of prey.
The Bald Eagle is Alaska’s largest resident bird of prey (the Steller’s Sea Eagle is larger) with a wing span up to 7 1/2 feet (2.3 m) long and weights of 8 to 14 pounds (3.6-6.4 kg).
Bald Eagles were endangered or eliminated throughout most of the Lower 48 states as a result of habitat destruction, illegal shooting, pesticides, and poisoning.
www.adfg.state.ak.us /pubs/notebook/bird/eagles.php   (1179 words)

  
 Friends of Blackwater NWR - Bald Eagles at Blackwater
Bald eagles will often hunt from a perch, and once a fish is spotted in the water, they will glide down over the surface and snatch the fish out with their powerful talons.
Eagles add to their nests each year, and after many years of successful nest building, their homes may grow to around 10 feet in diameter, 12 feet deep, with a weight of up to 2 tons.
Although young eagles roam a great deal, they normally return to the same general area where they were born when they are old enough to raise their own families.
www.friendsofblackwater.org /eagle.html   (963 words)

  
 US Coast Guard Barque Eagle   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Eagle is a three-masted sailing Barque with 21,350 square feet of sail.
Eagle serves as a seagoing classroom for approximiately 175 cadets and instructors from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
It is on the decks and rigging of the Eagle that the young men and women of the Academy get their first taste of salt air and life at sea.
www.uscg.mil /datasheet/wixtrain.htm   (532 words)

  
 Bald Eagle
The adult eagle's most distinctive characteristic, its white head, is described by both its common name, "bald," and scientific name, "leucocephalus," which means "white head." An adult bald eagle's white head and tail contrast strikingly with its dark-brown body.
Wisconsin's eagles are sometimes caught in trap set for other animals, shot illegally by misinformed people who dislike birds of prey, electrocuted when they perch on power lines or poisoned by lead ingested when they eat waterfowl that have lead shot pellets in their bodies.
All contributions are used specifically for bald eagle management and educational activities such as aerial surveys, rescue and rehabilitation of sick or orphaned young, educational materials for schools and work with private landowners to protect nest trees.
www.dnr.state.wi.us /org/land/er/factsheets/birds/eagle.htm   (1427 words)

  
 Bald Eagle Fact Sheet - National Zoo| FONZ
The adult bald eagle is a striking dark brownish fl bird with a white head and tail.
Bald eagles breed in much of Alaska (where they are most common), Canada, the Pacific Northwest, along the East Coast, the Mississippi River, and the Gulf Coast, around the Great Lakes, and in other areas with sufficient water and wildlife.
Eagles will wait on a favorite perch for an osprey to return to its nest with a fish in its talons for its own young, then harasses the smaller raptor until it is forced to drop its prey for the eagle to retrieve.
nationalzoo.si.edu /Animals/Birds/Facts/FactSheets/fact-baldeagle.cfm   (1352 words)

  
 Golden Eagle Fact Sheet
The immature golden in flight can be distinguished from the immature bald eagle by the presence of distinct white patches on the underside of the wing and by a broad white tail with dark band.
The most notable field mark at any age distinguishing these two eagles, should you be in a position to see it, is the presence of feathers on the legs of golden eagles all the way down to the toes while the bald eagle has a considerable amount of exposed leg showing.
Golden eagles are typically associated with the plains of the western United States, and are fairly common in our western states, Alaska and western Canada.
www.dec.state.ny.us /website/dfwmr/wildlife/endspec/goeafs.html   (781 words)

  
 American Bald Eagle Information
The "southern" bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus leucocephalus, is found in the Gulf States from Texas and Baja California across to South Carolina and Florida, south of 40 degrees north latitude.
Bald eagles were officially declared an endangered species in 1967 in all areas of the United States south of the 40th parallel, under a law that preceded the Endangered Species Act of 1973.
The Bald Eagle Protection Act prohibits the take, transport, sale, barter, trade, import and export, and possession of eagles, making it illegal for anyone to collect eagles and eagle parts, nests, or eggs without a permit.
www.baldeagleinfo.com   (669 words)

  
 Bald Eagle Facts and Information
The mass shooting of eagles, use of pesticides on crops, destruction of habitat, and contamination of waterways and food sources by a wide range of poisons and pollutants all played a role in harming the Bald Eagle's livelihood and diminishing their numbers.
The Bald Eagle was listed as Endangered in most of the U.S. from 1967 to 1995, when it was slighted upgraded to Threatened in the lower 48 states.
Although Bald Eagles have made an encouraging comeback throughout the U.S.A. since the early 60s, they continue to be face hazards that must be closely monitored and controlled.
www.eagles.org /moreabout.html   (1163 words)

  
 NATURE: Eagles
Meet the various members of the eagle family.
Read the story of an eagle that was long believed to have vanished from the planet.
Find more eagle facts, both in print and on the Web.
www.pbs.org /wnet/nature/eagles   (46 words)

  
 Bald Eagle - EnchantedLearning.com
The bald eagle is a magnificent bird of prey.
Eagles are carnivores and hunt during the day (they are diurnal).
Eagles use their beak to remove undigestable feathers or fur before eating a larger animal.
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/birds/info/Eagle.shtml   (536 words)

  
 Texas Eagle Encyclopedia Articles @ HillCountryArtists.com (Hill Country Artists)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Texas Eagle is a 1306-mile (2102 km) passenger train route operated by Amtrak in the central and western United States.
Amtrak's Texas Eagle is the direct successor of the Missouri Pacific Railroad and Texas and Pacific Railway train of the same name, which was inaugurated August 15, 1948.
In this particular case, efforts to preserve the Texas Eagle route were successful, and the train continues to operate.
www.hillcountryartists.com /encyclopedia/Texas_Eagle   (639 words)

  
 Eagle Squadrons
From the time the first Eagle Squadron was formed in September 1940 until all three squadrons were disbanded and incorporated into the USAAF in September 1942, they destroyed 73 1/2 German planes while 77 American and 5 British members were killed.
The basic requirements for those interested in joining the Eagles were a high school diploma, between 20 and 31 years of age, eyesight that was 20/40 correctable to 20/20, and 300 hours of certified flying time.
On 29 September 1942 the Eagle Squadrons were incorporated into the Fourth Fighter Group, USAAF as the 334th(71), 335th(121), and 336th(133).
www.fourthfightergroup.com /eagles/es.html   (1167 words)

  
 F-15 Eagle - Military Aircraft
The Eagle's air superiority is achieved through a mixture of maneuverability and acceleration, range, weapons and avionics.
While the Eagle's aerodynamics and maneuverability are still on a par with newer aircraft, quantum leaps in integrated circuit technology have made the original F-15 avionics suite obsolete.
Eagle Plus: Air Superiority Into the 21st Century Matthew T. Black; Dennis E. Daley; Kevin C. Smith; James K. Tatum; Rita A. Springer (Faculty Advisor) Air Command and Staff College 1996 -- The current force structure of 300 operational F-15Cs is adequate for a two-MRC scenario.
www.fas.org /man/dod-101/sys/ac/f-15.htm   (4554 words)

  
 OLD-COMPUTERS.COM : The Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Eagle PC was first designed as a terminal to the Eagle 2000 System which used the 8086 chip as a client.
First, the IBM bios case (eagle rewrote it's bios as part of the settlement, but the delay the case brought caused all of eagles components to age one year--and after 1986 every computer eagle sold was at a whopping loss.
Eagle also made a high performance computer called the 1600, an 8Mhz 8086 based design (believe it or not the world's fastest desktop computer of it's day) and, later, the Eagle Turbo (a similar design with custom PLA's to better emulate an 8086).
www.old-computers.com /museum/computer.asp?c=529   (816 words)

  
 Eagle
Eagle City (founded in 1897) is a living museum and many of the residents are historians of one kind or another.
Eagle was named after the many nesting eagles on nearby Eagle Bluff.
A highlight of the tour is Fort Egbert with its granary and mule barn full of relics from the past, located on the far side of the grassy Eagle airstrip.
henkbinnendijk.tripod.com /eagle   (248 words)

  
 Christen Eagle   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Eagle II, based on the famous Pitts Special, was designed by Frank Christensen as an unlimited class aerobatic aircraft that could be used for competition, advanced aerobatic training and sport cross-country flying.
The Eagle II debuted at the 1977 Oshkosh Fly-In and was immediately popular with both professional and amateur aerobatic pilots.
The Eagles, made up of the Tom Poberezny, Gene Soucy and the late Charlie Hillard switched from using Pitts Specials to the Eagle I in 1979 after being invited to fly the Eagle at the Christen factory.
www.cavanaughflightmuseum.com /Aircraft/Eagle/Page1.html   (492 words)

  
 Historic Naval Ships Visitors Guide - USCGC Eagle   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Today's Eagle is the seventh in a long line of proud cutters to bear the name.
Eagle serves as a seagoing classroom for approximately 175 cadets and instructors from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
When Eagle is in her home port of New London, she is open from 8 to 5 for self-guided tours of the main deck.
www.hnsa.org /ships/eagle.htm   (261 words)

  
 Fact Sheet: Eagle Scouts
The fact that a boy is an Eagle Scout has always carried with it a special significance, not only in Scouting but also as he enters higher education, business or industry, and community service.
The decision regarding whether a Scout has met the required standards to qualify for rank advancement begins with the troop and, for the Eagle Scout rank, is approved by the district, local council, and finally, the National Council.
The Distinguished Eagle Scout Award was established in 1969 to acknowledge Eagle Scouts who have distinguished themselves in business, professions, and service to their country.
www.scouting.org /factsheets/02-516.html   (788 words)

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