- Posted May 21, 2012 by
Surrey, British Columbia
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The Mighty Bald Eagle
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These birds are usually described as “Bald” which is not true at all, they do have a patchy head; the word bald derives from the word “piebald” meaning something spotty.
An amazing fact is that if they lose a feather or two in one wing they also lose it on the other wing, nature has provided for it to keep their balance this way.
Their sense of vision is so great that they can spot something 6 to 7 time’s farther than human eyes!
Bald Eagles are at the top of the food chain and have no natural enemies. Except when humans interfere in their habitat and hunting habits.
They live on average 20 to 40 years.