Happy 4th of July to those in the USA

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    me Guest

    me, Jul 4, 2013
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    Robert Coe Guest

    Robert Coe, Jul 4, 2013
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    Jake29 Guest

    Looks like grassy material to build a nest, not another bird's nest. I saw
    something similar on a PBS broadcast of the show "Nature" (American Eagle)
    that has been airing for the past few days:
    http://video.pbs.org/video/1069726516/ .
     
    Jake29, Jul 4, 2013
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    me Guest

    Pine straw as nest building material. The nest is fairly close by.
     
    me, Jul 5, 2013
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    George Kerby Guest

    George Kerby, Jul 5, 2013
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    Robert Coe Guest

    : Robert Coe wrote:
    : >>
    : >> http://edwardgruf.com/2012-03-17+18_eagle_pelican/slides/_DSC2848.jpg
    : >>
    : >> Photo taken last spring of an eagle flying through the Yorktown
    : >> Battlefield with the flag flying free in the background.
    : >>
    : >> Remember those who fought to give us our freedom.
    :
    : > What's he carrying? Some other bird's nest?
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    : Looks like grassy material to build a nest, not another bird's nest. I saw
    : something similar on a PBS broadcast of the show "Nature" (American Eagle)
    : that has been airing for the past few days:
    : http://video.pbs.org/video/1069726516/ .

    Well, he might have stolen that grassy material from another bird. There are
    some who consider eagles to be shady characters - shiftless, misanthropic, and
    greedy. Legend has it that Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be named our
    national bird, because he considered it to be a more sober, hardworking animal
    than the eagle. (He might also have said "stupider than the eagle", but we'll
    let that pass.) But those who admired the eagle's fine feathered look and
    sharp, savage talons held sway.

    Anyway, let the world know that we Americans still pay lip service to the
    principles expressed in our Declaration of Independence. And if the king of
    England wasn't as bad as we made him out to be, the right to exaggerate was as
    operative then as it is now. Anyway, we could legitimately claim the right to
    govern ourselves, and on the whole, that hasn't worked out too badly.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Jul 5, 2013
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    Tim Conway Guest

    Dynamite shot!!!
    Only thing you could hope for to be different is if the eagle would be a
    hair to the right so as not to be intersecting with the flagpole, but hey,
    that is just nitpicking. Excellent shot, thanks for sharing.
     
    Tim Conway, Jul 6, 2013
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    PeterN Guest

    PeterN, Jul 7, 2013
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    Mort Guest


    Thanks for the greeting, and for the great photograph.

    I once spent a July 4th in Paris, as a guest of friends. We were in an
    upstairs restaurant near the Notre Dame Cathedral. Soon after dark,
    there was a beautiful fireworks display seen through the large picture
    windows, and the waiter explained that the French government does that
    every July 4th, in honor of the Americans. It was touching.

    Regards,

    Mort Linder
     
    Mort, Jul 8, 2013
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