Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle. Our national symbol, the bald eagle, sits near the top of a complex food chain. The northern Rocky Mountains provide adequate supply of prey for this magnificent predator. Predominantly eating fish, the eagle also feeds on small mammals, rodents, ducks and animal carcasses. Massive nest structures are usually located within one-half mile of a lake or river and built on tree snags and added to each year.

Sent by Mary Ellen, who lives about 20 miles from the Mississsippi River near St. Louis. Thanks for the beautiful stamps.

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