"I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven."
Emily Dickinson

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Watch PBS Nature's "American Eagle" July 6th


Set your recorder for PBS Nature's American Eagle July 6th at 2 a.m.

Eagles are one of nature’s largest raptors, with wings that can span eight feet, and nests that can weigh up to a ton. Unique to North America, the bald eagle is the continent’s most recognizable aerial predator, with a shocking white head, electric yellow beak and penetrating eyes. Yet most people know little about it beyond its striking appearance.

In the 1960s, the bald eagle was on the brink of extinction caused by the pesticide DDT and other human pressures. Following their protection as an endangered species, bald eagles have come roaring back. But even in the best of times, life in the wild for these birds is a surprisingly tough struggle.

From the pristine wilderness of Alaska to the Upper Mississippi River Valley, American Eagle goes behind the scenes and into the nest to provide the ultimate bird’s eye view into the private life of an American icon.

Find the PBS station in your area or watch the episode online at Nature "American Eagle."

Happy Fourth of July!

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