This informative post will be posted on Saturday along with my usual writing. You are invited to participate with the opening question.
Brain Teaser Question
Put these statements in the right order:
(A) The ship stopped to anchor in Commander Bay
(B) A boy awoke and saw a sea lion
(C) A boy went ashore and napped in a meadow
(D) A boy did not tell what he had seen
(E) A boy got a job on a ship
(answer found at the end of this post)
The bald eagle is one of the largest birds in the United States. It is the only eagle unique to the continent of North America. Since 1782, the bald eagle has been the National Bird and Emblem of the United States.
Here are a few interesting facts about the bald eagle:
- Habitat: coastlines and waterways (U.S. and southern Canada)
- Wingspan: up to 8 feet
- Top speed: between 40 and 45 miles per hour
- Congress: name for a group of eagles
- Lifespan: between 25 and 40 years in the wild
Facing near extinction in the 1960s from the use of the pesticide DDT, conservation efforts and federal protection of the eagles has led to a dramatic increase in its numbers. Estimated known nesting pairs have increased from a low of 417 in 1963 to more than 71,000 in 2020.
Answer to Brain Teaser Question
E, A, C, B, D