July 26, 2003
There are a good number of Bald Eagles that now call Lake Vermilion their summer home. It was not too many years ago when an eagle sighting was a rare overhead treat. But today eagle sightings are a common occurrence. (The mature bird pictured here was perched high in a Frazer Bay island White Pine.) The bird’s recovery is very impressive. Did you know the bald eagle nearly lost its’ 1782 bid to become our national bird?
Yes, the eagle narrowly beat out (by one vote) the wild turkey for the honor. Why does that seem ironic?
Additional information on our magnificent national bird is here.
Now if we could just get the eagle into some voice lessons to improve on its’ “song“.