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Tired of Pandemic And Legislature? Try Eagles

We simply cannot join the throngs who report daily on the legislature and the pandemic repeating and repeating the same speculation. Better to soar with eagles…

We took our annual drive Saturday to the “EAGLE TREE,” 120 miles east of Boise at WENDELL. The magnificent birds come every Christmas for about 40 days and roost in a couple of cottonwood trees. We counted 30 on January 8. They leave at dawn to fish in the Snake River and return at sunset each day.

Ask locally for WEST POINT or the eagle tree after you exit I-84 at Wendell.


Bring along a pair of binoculars and a telephoto lens if you want photos.

Comments & Discussion

9 comments for “Tired of Pandemic And Legislature? Try Eagles”

  1. Beautiful. Thank you.

  2. Hard to start an argument about eagles.

  3. Great stuff

  4. Boise Lawyer
    Jan 9, 2022, 9:02 pm

    Caeth:

    Ben Franklin would like a word.

  5. Boise Lawyer: There is always one, isn’t there?

  6. Turkey or Bald Eagle?

    Franklin conceded that the turkey was “a little vain and silly,” but maintained that it was nevertheless a “bird of courage” that “would not hesitate to attack a grenadier of the British guards who should presume to invade his farm yard with a red coat on.”

    Congress was not convinced, however.

    Who has great pics of (non-legislative) turkeys?
    R. awhile back when a real feathered turkey was hanging out in Downtown?

  7. Night Trader
    Jan 11, 2022, 4:46 pm

    Now that really is a breath of fresh air. Thanks

  8. Silence is complacency.
    Ignoring evil allows evil to propagate.

    In 1963, there were only 487 nesting pairs of eagles in America (from over 100,000 birds).

    Due to people using SCIENCE and REGULATION eagle numbers have recovered.

    1967 eagles were listed as Endangered.
    1972 EPA banned the use of DDT
    1973 EPA officially used the federal Endangered Species Act to protect them.

    Eagles still have threats including use of lead bullets for hunting, loss of habitat, and a contaminated food chain including plastics.

    Do not tread on the eagle? Put that on a flag!

    Who is opposed to positive REGULATION?
    Anyone want to cuss at the federal government while looking at eagles?
    Our indigenous people have been correct all along and seldom get the credit and respect deserved.

    What do Idahoans and Boise folk do when faced with the same decisions?
    Salmon vs dams.
    Gasoline vs our air.
    Ignorance vs public health.
    Religion vs science.
    Cost vs outcome.
    Truth vs lies.

    When you are choosing a side, please think of our American Bald Eagle.

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