The Eagle

The eagle – symbol of our country, bird of prey,  majestic creature praised in song.

The best news of the day is the birth of the first eaglet to the bald eagle couple nicknamed “Mr. President” and “The First Lady,” whose nest is in a tulip poplar tree in the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C.

The First Lady is keeping baby #1 warm and awaiting the birth of her second eaglet.

You can check out the webcam here.  From time to time you’ll see eaglet #1 waddle around when Mom takes a nesting break.

Among the songs written about this illustrious bird are “The Egg” from the musical 1776 that I saw on Broadway as a kid:

Another song is “The Eagle and the Hawk” by John Denver. This one gives me goose bumps. Loved John Denver, saw him in concert with my parents (yes, I did) back in the day.

Happy Friday, everyone!

8 thoughts on “The Eagle

  1. TGIF Erica!!! Eagles are so majestic!! I’m thrilled to see John Denver singing one of my favorite songs. It’s one song I play and sing on the guitar that can put me in a better place…heal what ails me both mind and body. If we could all just tap into our spirit eagles and soar above all the noise…and be free!!!

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  2. I went to see 1776 with my class. No one had bothered to tell us that the wild turkey is only marginally related to the intelligence-challenged bird on the Thanksgiving table. We couldn’t understand why Benjamin Franklin would have ever wanted that bird in place of the eagle. (My husband was often mistaken for John Denver when he was younger.)


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