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I love eagles. A lot. Eagles hold a special place in my heart for many reasons. So I love wearing this eagle necklace around my heart as a great reminder of these things. Read on below if you want to know some amazing albeit nerdy eagle facts.
Unlike most other birds, the eagle loves a storm; they can sense a storm before they see one. While other birds run and hide from it, the eagle flies right into the storm using the storms . When clouds gather, the eagles get excited. They use the storms currents to rise and fly higher to reach higher places (Eagles can fly to an altitude of 10,000 feet.) Once the eagle finds the wind of the storm, the eagle stops flapping and uses the pressure of the raging storm to soar into the clouds and glide. This gives the eagle an opportunity to rest his wings. No other bird can fly to the height of the eagle.
Eagles do not innately know how to fly, it is a learnt behaviour. Taught, by their parents.
The eagle goes through a molting process, a painful phase that all eagles face. Calcium deposits accumulate on the eagle's talons and beak. During this time, the eagle begins to walk like a turkey. He has no strength to fly and recedes into the valley. Other eagles, who have already gone through this molting process and survived, will fly above the valley in which the eagle is, and drop fresh food to help strengthen him. Unfortunately, some eagles do not receive the help of other eagles and will die in the valley, while others will, and regain their strength. Once they regain their strength, they climb the mountain in which they were raised. The eagle will then fly on the rock and beat the calcium deposits off his beak and talons. So that the eagle will soar again with greater strength than ever before!
The male eagle takes interest in the female eagle when he is around three years old. A game of tag between the male and female eagle begins. This could last for days. The eagle tests, before it trusts. The female eagle takes a stick up in the air, approximately 8 to 10 thousand feet high in a three dimensional figure eight pattern and drops the stick from this height, and the male eagle has to catch the stick before it touches the ground. The male eagle has to then return the stick back to the female eagle. The female eagle, each time, flies a little lower and faster with a larger stick. The game climaxes when the female eagle is less than 500 ft. from the ground and she drops the stick. At this point, the male eagle has to catch the stick before it touches the ground. If not, the female eagle will chase the male eagle off. If the male eagle catches the stick, the female eagle is satisfied that he will be able to catch the falling eaglets, while teaching them to fly, thus assuring her that he will make a fit husband, which shows commitment. Only then, will she allow him to mate with her! They mate for life.
Isaiah 40:31 but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
I like it anyway!