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Sunday, May 07, 2006
look out from above

I saw a bald Eagle some months ago. Yes, a live bald Eagle. I was riding down the street in a car (I wasn't driving) and just looking out the window. We weren't far from my house and we were right by the expressway and there are trees that line the expressway. The trees were bare because it was cold and I saw one sitting on a tree branch.

Now, I wanted to do one of those cartoon eye rubs with both fists and look again but I know what I saw. The outline of an Eagles body; the way it sits, just like in this picture, didn't fool me. I was shocked to say the least.

I told my sister and she didn't believe me. Hmph! Anyway, a few weeks later my mom wanted to go to a couple Museums and since we hang out a lot anyway, I decided to go with her. We went to the Field Museum (by the way, the Most. Fun. Museum. Ever) Anyway, they have about a trillion taxidermy (taxidermal?) animals and they had Eagles, so I'm reading about them and lo and behold it lets me know that Eagles are prominent to Chicago and are very popular here and are making a huge comeback.

I wrote all that down and told my sister. I knew I wasn't crazy.

I also think our climate and other crazy ozone stuff is making some of the birds confused because we almost have seagulls in our backyard. Shouldn't they be by the ocean or beach or some large body of water? They're all over.

I feed them, by the way and they swoop like madmen. If you do feed seagulls you might wanna toss the food and run. LOL.
Gunngirl believed The Truth is still Out There at 1:08 AM  
9 commentst:
  • At 5:19 AM, Blogger Gareth said…

    Are you sure it wasn't a cardboard cut out of one? :p
    Someone could have stuck it to the branch for target practice!
    I love wildlife and I also like your avatar pic. Do you like going to concerts?

  • At 8:56 AM, Blogger gunngirl said…

    Gareth--Hmmm, I don't think it was a cardboard cut out. I just wish I could have stopped the car and really looked, but I know what I saw, it was a doggone Eagle. I know their shape, that bird shape is unique.

    Oh, and love concerts. I don't go nearly enough. But I'm thinking about going to see Pearl Jam.

  • At 1:48 PM, Blogger beadinggalinMS said…

    Hi GG! Eagles are so amazing when you see one. I seen 2 once when we lived in Missouri. I actually stopped the car in the middle of the road to view them. It was breath taking.

    My experience with gulls is throw the food and duck. lol

  • At 5:44 PM, Blogger Mimi said…

    I believe you! I have only seem them at Busch Gardens. I am glad they are making a come back.

  • At 6:29 PM, Blogger cherish said…

    I love Bald Eagles!! We have a lot where I live they have made an amazing comeback. To see them fly and perched out in the water makes my heart race!! One time I was on the bridge to my house and I see something out of the corner my eye. I looked over and it was a huge bald eagle flying straight up, flapping his wings with all his might. I have never seen anything like it. First I saw his head, then his wide spread wings flapping and then his talons. I watched in amazement because in his talons was a five to six foot snake that was still wiggling and turning trying to get out the eagle's talons. It still gives me goosebumps thinking of it!

  • At 10:48 PM, Blogger grody jo-dee said…

    actually, when we lived in chicago there was a bald eagle that had a nest near my hubby's you're not crazy, i'm sure.

    did i not tell you that the field museum is the BEST? it is so freakin interesting. it's my favorite of all the museums downtown.

  • At 5:16 AM, Blogger Gareth said…

    I'm adding you to my links. You are that darn good hehe.
    You changed your avatar again ... niiiice!

  • At 6:24 AM, Blogger High Desert Diva said…

    LOL at the thought of Gunny dodging seagulls. ;D

    Very cool that you saw a bald eagle!

  • At 1:04 AM, Blogger Mr. Fabulous said…

    My favorite eagle is Don Henley.

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