Bald eagle returns to Philadelphia – CNN.com
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (Reuters) — America’s national emblem is nesting in Philadelphia for the first time in more than 200 years but it may be on a collision course with developers.
A pair of bald eagles, a species that has recovered from the brink of extinction in the last 40 years, has built a nest in a former Navy yard on the south side of Philadelphia, the sixth-largest U.S. city and where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were written.
“They have eggs in the nest and you can tell they are incubating by their behavior,” said Doug Gross, an endangered bird specialist for the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
Wait a minute. How can this be? I thought Bush and Cheney had driven virtually every animal on earth to the brink of exinction. Now it turns out that bald eagles are breeding in Philadelphia? Must be some sort of mistake. I’m guessing global warming messed up their navigation and they think they are in Vancouver.