Bald Eagle Video Clips
From our property, we often see Bald Eagles sitting on the power line above the Alsea river. On January 18, 2004, there were two sitting side-by-side preening each other.
Eagle or Turkey as National Emblem
The Eagle was voted as our national emblem in 1798. Benjamin Franklin opposed the choice and thought the turkey to be a better symbol. Both Benjamin Franklin and ornithologist Arthur Cleveland Bent noted the Eagle steals its food from other smaller and weaker birds. Neither thought this character to be fitting for the symbol of America.