Sometimes humans forget the true size of the birds of prey, since we’re used to seeing them from a great distance. The Bald Eagle has been making a comeback in the United States, moving from the endangered category to “threatened.”
Bald Eagles like to fish and scavenge carrion or kills of other animals. They have strong beaks that can break and crush bones and powerful talons that can grip branches and kill small mammals. People belief that Bald Eagles mate for life, constructing one of the bird-world’s biggest nests!
Eagles have tremendous vision, able to spot a mouse in a field from miles up above. Their strong beaks remind us to be careful with our words. True eagle medicine is a purification of the self so that others might be purified, so the eagle teaches us to courageously face our fear of the unknown. Flying high above the terrain allows the eagle to take in a greater vision of what’s going on below. When the eagle is ready to strike, there is no turning back so Eagles help with focus and determination too.