Thursday, June 28, 2007


Bald Eagle no longer threatened or endangered

The American bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is going to be completely "delisted" by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today in a ceremony and news conference on the steps of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne will make the announcement, joined by the heads of several major conservation organizations.

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At 10:54 AM , Blogger Carol said...

That is just so wonderful to hear! They are the most beautiful and powerfully majestic birds I have ever seen! I am grateful that they will be around to awe future generations. Thanks for this great news!

 
At 11:36 AM , Blogger Don Thieme said...

For my own part I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen the Representative of our Country. He is a Bird of bad moral Character. He does not get his Living honestly. You may have seen him perched on some dead Tree near the River, where, too lazy to fish for himself, he watches the Labour of the Fishing Hawk; and when that diligent Bird has at length taken a Fish, and is bearing it to his Nest for the Support of his Mate and young Ones, the Bald Eagle pursues him and takes it from him.

Benjamin Franklin

 
At 10:44 PM , Blogger decrepitoldfool said...

I might support any of several corvids as the national bird; crows, ravens, etc. They're smart, gregarious, adaptable, funny, stylish and darn near unkillable.

 
At 3:20 AM , Blogger Don Thieme said...

I believe that Franklin advocated for the wild turkey.

 

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