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1 How much do you know about bald eagles? Part 2 T. Trimpe 2008

2 1. How long is the incubation period for an eagle egg? A days B days C days 2. How old are bald eagles before they fledge, or take their first flight? A. 4-6 weeks B. 7-8 weeks C weeks 3. Eagles are diurnal hunters. What does this mean? A. They hunt during the night. B. They hunt during the day. C. They hunt anytime. 4. A bald eagle can see a rabbit or other prey from ________ away. A. 0.5 miles B. 1 mile C. 2 miles 5. TRUE or FALSE? The bald eagle appears on the Illinois State Flag. 6. Bald eagles usually use the same nest year after year. How heavy was the largest nest found in Ohio? A. 500 pounds B. 1 ton C. 2 tons

3 1. How long is the incubation period for an eagle egg? A days B days C days 2. How old are bald eagles before they fledge, or take their first flight? A. 4-6 weeks B. 7-8 weeks C weeks 3. Eagles are diurnal hunters. What does this mean? A. They hunt during the night. B. They hunt during the day. C. They hunt anytime. 4. A bald eagle can see a rabbit or other prey from ________ away. A. 0.5 miles B. 1 mile C. 2 miles 5. TRUE or FALSE? The bald eagle appears on the Illinois State Flag. 6. Bald eagles usually use the same nest year after year. How heavy was the largest nest found in Ohio? A. 500 pounds B. 1 ton C. 2 tons Bald eagles can see objects almost 8 Xs further away than humans can.

4 Did you know? A bald eagles nest is called an aerie. Baby eagles are called eaglets. Bald eagles build their nests by placing sticks in layers. The first layer is placed in the shape of a triangle. The following layers follow the triangular pattern but are rotated. Each stick has others woven in-between. The completed nest is lined with moss, pine needles, or grasses. The finished nest might look messy, but is actually very sturdy. In fact, a human adult can be supported in a bald eagles nest. Why are the two brown birds in the nest?


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