At the beginning of April for the last 28 years I've been celebrating, baking, frosting, wrapping, blowing up balloons--the whole party routine--because Dave and Erica's birthday are two days apart. Now that our nest is empty with both fledglings living far away it is definitely more low key when April 11th arrives. This year to celebrate his birthday, Dave and I rode the bike to Wabasha MN to visit the National Eagle Center. This new facility sits on the Mississippi River along the nesting area of bald eagles. The Center has four live eagles who are unable to live in the wild. Here we are with Angel, the youngest eagle--read about Angel here. Also see a clip of Harriet, another eagle at the Center, who visited Stephen Colbert on the Colbert Report here.
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