Thursday, June 11, 2009

June/July Display

The June/July display in the library is a wonderful collection of bald eagles that belongs to the kind and generous Larry Yeager. make sure to stop in and check them out.

A few facts about bald eagles:

* Bald eagles can fly to an altitude of 10,000 feet. During level flight, they can achieve speeds of about 30 to 35 mph.
* Bald eagles have 7,000 feathers.
* Bald eagles weigh from ten to fourteen pounds and have lifting power up to 4 pounds.
* The bald eagle became the National emblem in 1782 when the great seal of the United States was adopted.

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