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(Bangor Daily News)   25 years ago: "Oh my God, look at that bald eagle." Today: "Oh my God, look out for that bald eagle"   (bangordailynews.com) divider line 100
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2013-02-24 05:43:17 AM
I saw a few bald eagles at a state park this winter.  They're very disappointing.  I wouldn't mind them going extinct so we could start telling the legend instead of having the piddly truth just hanging out in a tree for like 25 minutes while my farking lens is icing up and fingers are swelling and getting gross.  Stupid eagles.  Our national bird should be like, a half-cyborg bald eagle.  Give him a backstory.  Like, he and the Mexican flag's eagle went to the same eagle dojo, but then the evil drug dealing ninjas, maybe Persian falcons, they come with their drug money, and the Mexican flag's eagle needs the money for his little sister who has TB or something, so he shoots the wing off our eagle, and leaves him for dead, but America is there and we build him biatching airplane wings with like jets and missiles.  And that's how California became a state.
 
2013-02-24 05:48:56 AM
I used to take an occasional trip with grandparents to parts of the Mississippi river upstream from us in St. Louis, to watch the bald eagles catching fish.  Back in the 90's, I think.
 
2013-02-24 05:51:41 AM
Aren't they tiny?  Swans are way scarier.  Swans don't give a fark, they'll charge you in the middle of a picnic.
 
2013-02-24 05:54:45 AM
This one was down the street.
/Talons

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2013-02-24 05:57:02 AM
He looks like a stylish pigeon with her nails and lips did.  I can see a flock of them in my mind eating from one of those tiny bags of flaming hot cheetos talking gossip and chewing loudly.  I could kick that bird's ass.
 
2013-02-24 05:59:22 AM

staplermofo: Aren't they tiny?  Swans are way scarier.  Swans don't give a fark, they'll charge you in the middle of a picnic.


media.al.com
This bird would pick its teeth with a swan. If it had teeth that is...
 
2013-02-24 06:06:00 AM

LaChanz: This bird would pick its teeth with a swan. If it had teeth that is...


Give me a tranquilizer dart, some superglue and $5 in cockfighting blades and spurs and 2 weeks to train him and I could get a swan that would kick that eagle's ass.  I mean, we don't put naked people on our national symbols.  Let's deck this mofo out!  That eagle looks scruffy and dirty.  That look works when you're half machine, but not when you're all bird.  I'm just saying nature has handed us the baton here and we've not running with it.  That and bald eagles suck as-is.
 
2013-02-24 08:34:07 AM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/veganbutterfly/5808555957/

'Merca %#*# yeah!

Sadly that pic is more appropriate than I wish it were.
 
2013-02-24 08:40:10 AM
Eagles are common in Washington State and AK. So common if you aren't careful and live in suburbia your cat or small dog just might wind up dead to one.

If that denotes respect or dramatic need of thinning the population, thats up to you. But all it takes to see one is a nice drive on I-5 or 405 out by Canyon Park.
 
Pud [TotalFark]
2013-02-24 09:17:13 AM
 
2013-02-24 09:25:39 AM
I see them regularly in my wooded yard. Sometimes two at once. I don't bother taking pictures anymore, but still stop what I'm doing to watch for a bit. Kinda glad they haven't picked our spot to nest.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-02-24 09:49:23 AM
I saw a pair of red-tailed hawks chasing one a few years ago. I bet the hawks approve of removal from the endangered species list. (And in turn hawks are mobbed by crows, and crows are mobbed by chickadees, and nobody mobs chickadees because they are so cute.)

Aren't they tiny? Swans are way scarier. Swans don't give a fark, they'll charge you in the middle of a picnic.

As non-native birds Mute Swans are not protected by federal law and you can toss them on the grill without violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
 
2013-02-24 10:33:29 AM
Yeah, they're not really that uncommon here anymore. Still cool to see, though.
 
2013-02-24 11:00:58 AM
We're lousy with bald eagles up here. They're like pigeons.
 
2013-02-24 11:01:50 AM
Saw a bald eagle snatch a squirrel off my driveway once.

I almost shiat myself.
 
2013-02-24 11:02:01 AM
img.thesun.co.uk
 
2013-02-24 11:03:42 AM
One of the best successes of the Endangered Species Act and the EPA.
 
2013-02-24 11:04:48 AM
Why do the put the eagle crossings in places where they are so likely to be struck?
 
2013-02-24 11:05:02 AM

mab1823: [img.thesun.co.uk image 682x400]


America, fark yeah.
 
2013-02-24 11:05:12 AM

staplermofo: Aren't they tiny?  Swans are way scarier.  Swans don't give a fark, they'll charge you in the middle of a picnic.


That is why you have feet.
Use them.
BTW, you can punt a swan ~25 yards w/o injuring it.

/love me some tilde, Oh Boy!
 
2013-02-24 11:08:05 AM
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"No comment"
 
2013-02-24 11:09:04 AM
Saw one sitting on a lightpost in the grocery store parking lot ladt month.

Another one flew next to me when I was riding my bike along the waterfront last summer.

And a couple of weeks ago one swooped down right over my head to get a roadkill squirrel when I was riding my bike -- scared the crap outta me at first for sure!

No shortage of eagles in Bellingham.
 
2013-02-24 11:09:33 AM

mike_d85: Saw a bald eagle snatch a squirrel off my driveway once.

I almost shiat myself.


I feed my chipminks daytime and flying squirrels @ night.
Little buggers will search my pockets for peanuts when I am sitting on my front porch.
We also have a pair of Cooper's Hawks in the neighborhood.
The male took a chipper not a foot from my feet, swung by a tree to smack it, and whoosh he was gone.
I can always find the hawk, listen to the crows.
 
2013-02-24 11:19:39 AM

snocone: mike_d85: Saw a bald eagle snatch a squirrel off my driveway once.

I almost shiat myself.

I feed my chipminks daytime and flying squirrels @ night.
Little buggers will search my pockets for peanuts when I am sitting on my front porch.
We also have a pair of Cooper's Hawks in the neighborhood.
The male took a chipper not a foot from my feet, swung by a tree to smack it, and whoosh he was gone.
I can always find the hawk, listen to the crows.


Yes, the Coops do the same thing here.

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2013-02-24 11:24:28 AM

JosephFinn: One of the best successes of the Endangered Species Act and the EPA.



This.

Same with any raptor, I think.

I was about 12 or 13 when I saw my first red-tailed hawk, and it was kind of a big deal. Now they're everywhere in SE Wisconsin.
 
2013-02-24 11:27:23 AM
i289.photobucket.com
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-02-24 11:29:45 AM
No shortage of eagles in Bellingham.

Or farther north along the coast. "Endangered species" in U.S. law is a misnomer. Designations protect populations rather than species. In much of the lower 48 states eagles were rare, but they were happily chowing down on the abundant fish in Alaska. The Fox Squirrel is common, but the Delmarva subspecies is rare. Wolves are rare in some places, but abundant enough in Wyoming to potentially have their endangered status revoked (Congress ended up settling that dispute before the lawsuits were over).
 
2013-02-24 11:34:17 AM
I've only seen a few bald eagles in my life but every time I saw one I was amazed.

They are amazing and they are BIG.

I thought hawks and falcons and even vultures were awesome, but the Bald Eagle is a big bird. It's actually majestic.

There are a few birds which are bigger, but I've never seen one in the wild,

One of the coolest things I ever saw was a heron grabbing a fish out of a pond, holding it in its mouth for a brief moment and gulping it down. If an eagle had eaten that fish, it would have swooped down from the sky and grabbed it with its talons and flown up to a tall tree or mountain and calmly eaten it bit by bit.

I like the eagle's style.
 
2013-02-24 11:35:21 AM

Generation_D: Eagles are common in Washington State and AK. So common if you aren't careful and live in suburbia your cat or small dog just might wind up dead to one.

If that denotes respect or dramatic need of thinning the population, thats up to you. But all it takes to see one is a nice drive on I-5 or 405 out by Canyon Park.


I could see them regularly soaring over Federal Way. I think they're awesome.
 
2013-02-24 11:41:53 AM
I thought they were extinct?
 
2013-02-24 11:43:29 AM
I once missed a hawk by an inch as it flew over six lanes of highway traffic. It was carrying some dead rodent bigger than itself, probably a gopher. It just couldn't gain altitude and didn't want to drop its meal. I had to hit the brakes to keep from hitting it. You'd think the birds would learn to be at least 20 feet high before trying to cross.
 
2013-02-24 11:48:17 AM

MichiganFTL: I thought they were extinct?


You hang out with liberals.
 
2013-02-24 11:48:42 AM
And you thought bugs hitting your windshield were a biatch to clean.
 
2013-02-24 11:48:50 AM
i86.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-24 11:48:53 AM

staplermofo: I saw a few bald eagles at a state park this winter.  They're very disappointing.  I wouldn't mind them going extinct so we could start telling the legend instead of having the piddly truth just hanging out in a tree for like 25 minutes while my farking lens is icing up and fingers are swelling and getting gross.  Stupid eagles.  Our national bird should be like, a half-cyborg bald eagle.  Give him a backstory.  Like, he and the Mexican flag's eagle went to the same eagle dojo, but then the evil drug dealing ninjas, maybe Persian falcons, they come with their drug money, and the Mexican flag's eagle needs the money for his little sister who has TB or something, so he shoots the wing off our eagle, and leaves him for dead, but America is there and we build him biatching airplane wings with like jets and missiles.  And that's how California became a state.


Benjamin Franklin wanted the national bird to be a turkey.
 
2013-02-24 11:49:18 AM
Not Amused...

faith-happens.com
 
2013-02-24 11:51:33 AM
Glad to see the eagles are making their way into Bellingham proper.  When I lived up on the rez near there I would see them occasionally but never in the city proper.  That was 35 years ago.
 
2013-02-24 11:52:43 AM
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2013-02-24 11:53:56 AM
I was deer hunting a few years back and just as dusk arrived I had a rather large owl swoop in to land on the branch I was on. Sat there for a few minutes before it was too dark to hunt so I mimicked a dove call. The owl's head snapped around and I could just imagine the "oh my fark wtf a person is on my branch what how!?" reaction as the owl looked for the dove and finally saw me. It tripped over itself and fell off the branch but managed to get control before crashing.

Had a few red tail hawks do the same, but never got the owls 'oh shiat' reaction.
 
2013-02-24 11:55:01 AM

SithLord: staplermofo: I saw a few bald eagles at a state park this winter.  They're very disappointing.  I wouldn't mind them going extinct so we could start telling the legend instead of having the piddly truth just hanging out in a tree for like 25 minutes while my farking lens is icing up and fingers are swelling and getting gross.  Stupid eagles.  Our national bird should be like, a half-cyborg bald eagle.  Give him a backstory.  Like, he and the Mexican flag's eagle went to the same eagle dojo, but then the evil drug dealing ninjas, maybe Persian falcons, they come with their drug money, and the Mexican flag's eagle needs the money for his little sister who has TB or something, so he shoots the wing off our eagle, and leaves him for dead, but America is there and we build him biatching airplane wings with like jets and missiles.  And that's how California became a state.

Benjamin Franklin wanted the national bird to be a turkey.


I don't know what turkeys looked like to Ben, but the wild turkeys in the California foothills are very impressive.
 
2013-02-24 11:57:54 AM
I should clarify. I'm talking about the Sierra Nevada near Placerville.
 
2013-02-24 11:58:02 AM
The noble beaver is by far the greatest national animal.
 
2013-02-24 12:00:26 PM

staplermofo: Aren't they tiny?  Swans are way scarier.  Swans don't give a fark, they'll charge you in the middle of a picnic.


That's why you only take cash to a picnic. And by the way, their music is free on online. And it's awesome, by the way...a sonic gut-punch.  So, agreed: Swans do not give a fark.
 
2013-02-24 12:03:42 PM

Wangiss: You hang out with liberals.


My Addams Family Values reference was apparently lost on you, like tears in the rain.
 
2013-02-24 12:04:23 PM
www.texasdude.com
 
2013-02-24 12:04:28 PM

phaseolus: JosephFinn: One of the best successes of the Endangered Species Act and the EPA.


This.

Same with any raptor, I think.

I was about 12 or 13 when I saw my first red-tailed hawk, and it was kind of a big deal. Now they're everywhere in SE Wisconsin.


i309.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-24 12:09:45 PM
will no one think about the bed bugs?!?!?!!

Bring back DDT!

/not really serious
//also not really sure if bedbugs are actually resistant to DDT
////spraying i a house is not the same as carpet bombing thousands of acres with it though
 
2013-02-24 12:10:33 PM
By the way, it's redundant day on Fark, BTW.

Fark me and such as.
 
2013-02-24 12:15:18 PM

Malcolm_Sex: The noble beaver is by far the greatest national animal.



I vote for the noble hedgehog.
 
2013-02-24 12:17:34 PM
I didnt see one in the wild until 1981 at the age of 12.

I saw it while on boat headed downstream on the Mississippi River at night.  It was perfectly silhouetted by the floodlight of an upriver barge tow as it flew across its path.  Just a ridiculously majestic sight.

Now a few times a year I have two up a cottonwood tree in the yard here (I assume they're the same birds each time) just 3 miles north of downtown St Paul and 10 miles east of downtown Minneapolis.

They're usually arguing with each other over a scrap of food.
 
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