Friday, April 29, 2016

National Emblem


All Americans know that the magnificent bald eagle is a national emblem. A few of us know that it just barely won the contest. The much-respected Benjamin Franklin argued that our national bird should be the turkey. It's a good thing he lost the debate. Images of turkeys would be much less impressive on warplanes and tanks.                     

9 comments:

Halcyon said...

Wow! What an amazing bird. They really are much bigger than you think.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The Eagle is a magnificent predator Bob but right now with all the support Trump seems to be gaining a turkey might be more appropriate :)

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

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Luis Gomez said...

Great photo! Beautiful bird. Yeah, a turkey would not look to good.

Norma Beishir said...

Eagles are so magnificent! A turkey as our national emblem--well, Grace is right. With a turkey in the White House, the jokes would have written themselves.

William Kendall said...

What a magnificent bird. We do have them here in this part of the continent, but I've not seen one.

Even Franklin could be wrong from time to time.

Sharon Anck said...

LOL...you are so right! Fantastic photo of this gorgeous bird.

Stefan Jansson said...

I would have to agree with you on that one Bob. Very impressive birds they are.

Jack said...

This is an odd way to show the eagle.