BALD EAGLE LIKES MAGIC!
And of course he buys his magic at MAGICTRICKS.COM!
Over the last few days, we've been lucky enough to have THREE bald eagles visit us here at MagicTricks.com.
Our home and warehouse are surrounded by 1500 acres of loblolly pine, and we have a one-acre pond full of fish out back.
We often see Great Blue herons, white egrets, horned owls and Cooper's hawks, but this was a real treat.
On Friday, Peter saw what he thought was a giant brown hawk standing on the lawn, guarding a dead squirrel.
On Saturday, Peter and Dirk spotted two huge birds in flight, with white heads and tails, and black wings.
BALD EAGLES! (Thanks Google!)
While researching, we determined that the brown bird Peter saw on the lawn was probably a juvenile bald eagle, traveling with his parents.
And then on Sunday, we were quick enough to grab the iPhone and capture this bald eagle making a beeline for our warehouse!
Well, it LOOKS like he is headed for the warehouse- that's our story and we're sticking to it!
Bald eagle populations are no longer considered endangered or threatened, and majestic individuals of the species can be spotted swooping over Virginia’s waterways frequently now.
The James River near Richmond, Virginia is a world class destination to see resident bald eagles in their natural habitat.
The James River is about 15 minutes from our location- as the crow flies. :-)
Bald eagles grow 30 to 40 inches in length with a wingspan of up to seven feet.
They have a white head and tail, a dark brown body and a massive yellow, hook-shaped bill.
Bald eagles eat mostly fish, but will also prey upon waterfowl and small mammals.
They will sometimes scavenge for food by stealing prey from other birds or eating garbage or carrion (the decaying flesh of dead animals).
That's what we think the juvenile eagle was doing on our lawn.
Bald eagles can live as long as 28 years in the wild.
June 20 is National American Eagle Day.