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Amazing facts about bald eagles

They can soar for more than 10,000 feet high.
They can soar for more than 10,000 feet high.
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"But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint” (Isaiah 40:31).

The Bible says we shall mount up with wings as eagles. That means we were created to stand above all that is trying to keep up down. I like how Isaiah uses the eagles in his simile to describe how God's people should live because the eagles are quite interesting.

Here are some interesting facts about bald eagles.

  • The bald eagle is the symbol of the Unites States.
  • Bald eagles have been the national symbol of the United States since 1782.
  • They can live longer than 30 years.
  • They have keen eyesight.
  • They love to be around water.
  • They get fresh food each day.
  • When eagles first start to “date”, they spend many years preparing their nests before breeding.
  • A bald eagle is faithful to his or her mate for life.
  • Mother and papa eagle both take turn caring for their young.
  • They lack vocal cords.
  • Bald eagles can fly up to 25 mph.
  • They have 7,000 feathers.
  • Bald eagle means white, not without hair.
  • Sixty to ninety percent of an eagle’s diet is fish.
  • They build their nests in tall trees (at the top) near water (One old nest in Florida is about 9 feet wide and 20 feet tall and weighing over 4,000 pounds).
  • The female bald eagles are bigger than the male.
  • They can soar for more than 10,000 feet high.
  • These birds descend from the sky at about 100 miles an hour, sliding on water before snatching a fish with their feet.

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