Monday, July 2, 2007

Safe Harbour

Bald Eagle, Sitka Harbour, AK

Finally, some good environmental news. The NY Times just reported that the bald eagle is no longer on the endangered species list, their numbers having risen dramatically since the 60s when the total population hit an all time low.

They are a magnificent bird, quite unlike any other raptor I've ever seen either here or in Europe. Although we saw many of them in Alaska a couple of months back, I never tired of watching them standing guard over their hunting grounds, flying lazy circles in the sky or out actively hunting.

Happy 4th July!

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