Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The bald eagle not only has an impressive size, it also has a remarkable life span. The rigors of living in the wild often take eagles well before their prime- in fact, most eagles die in their first year of life. However, once young eagles pass their first- year milestone, their chance for survival increases dramatically. On the average, eagles live about 15-20 years, with some reaching 30 years of age or more. Captive eagles with a constant food supply and medical care can live much longer, some to almost 50 years.
Here we have the two Lake Waco eagles sitting on a branch with the female behind the male.

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