When young eagles spread their wings for the first time, a current of air may pass over their feathers, creating a vacuum under the wing. The resulting force will gently lift the startled bird who will quickly fold its wings and drop down into the nest. At first, the eaglets will hop up and down, exercising their wing muscles; then they will manage to fly from one side of the nest to another, then hop out to a branch and fly back to the nest. This process may take as long as a week.
To motivate their offspring to fly, a parent may bring food back to the nest, display it in midair, and continue the flight to a tree near the nest. After a few encouraging calls from the parent, the hungry eaglet will soon move to the edge of the nest, spread its wings and fall forward into flight.
The eagle poster collection:
Inspired by the bestselling book The Eagle: America's Inspiration, the eagle poster collection combines striking action photography of the bald eagle in its natural habitat with inspirational quotes from people who soared above the rest. Reward top achievers or inspire your whole team with these magnificent posters printed on high-quality paper and laminated for beauty and durability.
The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
Actual Size: 24" x 18"