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!