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usually i spend the 4th of july posting funny pictures of bald eagles, but I’ve been at an indian wedding over the past four days and as those of you who have been to one will know, those things are all consuming! the hindu wedding and reception were last night and was perfect!

anyway, here’s a video of a bald eagle making funny sounds I found on Vine :)

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Crow Rides On The Back Of An Eagle In Once-In-A-Lifetime Photos 

“Crows are known for aggressively harassing other raptors that are much bigger in size when spotted in their territories and usually these ‘intruders’ simply retreat without much fuss. However, in this frame the crow did not seem to harass the bald eagle at such close proximity and neither did the bald eagle seem to mind the crow’s presence invading its personal space. What made it even more bizarre was that the crow even made a brief stop on the back of the eagle as if it was taking a free scenic ride and the eagle simply obliged.”

Photos by Phoo Chan

Check out this epic aerial battle between a bald eagle & two gulls. David Canales captured this once-in-a-lifetime photo from his kayak on Prince William Sound in Alaska while on an 11-day expedition from Valdez to Whittier. Photo courtesy of David Canales.

Happy Fourth of July! We’re celebrating with our national emblem, the bald eagle.

Once on the brink of extinction, the bald eagle’s recovery is an American success story. Today, its population is protected, healthy, and growing.

Some Bald Eagle facts:

  • The bald eagle is the only eagle unique to North America.
  • Nests are sometimes used year after year and can weigh as much as 4,000 pounds.
  • Bald eagles may live 28 years in the wild.
  • Bald eagles get their distinctive white head and tail only after they reach maturity at 4 to 5 years of age.

Find this diorama in the Museum’s Sanford Hall of North American Birds.

Information via the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

It’s American Eagle Day, a day that celebrates America’s national symbol – the Bald Eagle – and its dramatic comeback from the brink of extinction. In this amazing photo, an eagle flies from its nest at Shiloh National Military Park in Tennessee. Photo by Don Holland (www.sharetheexperience.org).🇺🇸🇺🇸