As long as I can remember, I have always loved Bald Eagles. Growing up in the U.S. and having the Bald Eagle as our national bird has definitely played a part in my love for them. I grew up in a small town in Washington, and we would often see bald eagles out in the country while we were camping or by our favorite lake. I would always make a huge deal about every eagle I saw.
So to say the least, I love this video. I'm not a big fan of birds in general, just these birds. There are probably around 30 Bald Eagles waiting and wanting to grabs some scraps of food from this fisherman. Clearly, they have done this before as they are not afraid of the fisherman and his crew.
According to Animal Fact Guide here are some facts about Bald Eagles: "Clearly recognized by its white head, brown body, and hooked yellow beak, the bald eagle has been the national emblem of the United States of America since 1782. Yet starting in the 1950s, this symbol of American patriotism began to dramatically decline in numbers due to the use of the chemical DDT.
"After rigorous conservation efforts by the United States government, the bald eagle successfully rejuvenated its population and can comfortably continue its role as the national bird of the U.S. With a 2 m (7 ft.) wingspan, a weight of 3-7 kg (7-15 lb.), and an overall size of 71-96 cm (28-38 in.), the bald eagle is one of the largest raptors in the world."
Back to the video; most people don't get the chance to get that up-close-and-personal with bald eagles but that's not the case for Alaskan fisherman Jessie Peek. He says that seeing the majestic birds up close is “just another day in Alaska.”
Watch the video, below. It's incredible to see as the bald eagles wait patiently and excitedly for their snack. As the camera pans to the left, you can see that there are more birds waiting in the wings, pun intended, for the bread that's being tossed.
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