Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Happy Independence Day, America!




I wanted to post a video of an eagle playing America the Beautiful with its beak on a little piano but, alas, couldn't find one. So, sorry, this chicken will have to do.



Now, take no nevermind of all my good-natured funnin', my Murrican friends. I know that, in fact, the Bald Eagle, your national symbol, is a noble representative of all that is good and worthy and true about the United States of America. And Bald Eagles recognize when those traits are present in its best people by alighting on them in a kind of benediction, a kind of anointing of their leadership, if you will. Bald Eagles are infallible judges of character.


See?


And don't forget that the 4th of July is Captain America's birthday too!

30 comments:

anne marie in philly said...

I wish the eagle had clawed his ugly orange face!
from the city where the USA began, thanks debra!

Leeanna Henderson said...

I wished you had the pictures of when Obama had the eagle on his arm. The bird was very calm. I laughed at the McDonald's meme. David said it looked like a pair of tits. BWAAHAHAAAHAHAAAAA!!

Miss Val's Creations said...

The bald eagles are quite intelligent when it comes to character! I didn't realize chickens were so trainable. I sort of want a pet one now.

strangelynaked.com said...

Isn't Captain America a villain in the current comics? I think I'll be drinking more than usual this Independence Day because of what that eagle reacted so adversely to.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

@ strangelynaked -- That whole Hydra Cap thing is an UGLY SMEAR CAMPAIGN and is not true, no, not one word of it.

DEZMOND said...

it is interesting that eagle is also the signature animal of my country. Back in the mediaeval times, our princes used to ride into European battles with two thousand armoured riders (which was unheard of in those days) under black capes all embroidered with golden Serbian Eagles.... beats Riders of Rohan and LOTR any day :)

Marie Smith said...

Incredible chicken. I've only ever said that about cooked ones! How perceptive of the bald eagle!

lgsquirrel said...

If good ol' Ben Franklin had his way, the turkey would have been the symbol of America. With a turkey as its mascot, I suspect it would be a very different America. By the way, belated 150th birthday Canada!

brewella deville said...

I once watched a large turkey walk up to the edge of a road, look both ways to make sure the coast was clear. The bird then clucked and stood guard as about a dozen baby turkeys walked single file across the road followed by another large turkey. When the whole bunch made it across safely, the second large turkey clucked a bit and the guard turkey crossed the road and off they all went. Turkeys as a mascot? We could do a lot worse.

So celebrate the 4th like a turkey. Protect the little ones, make a lot of noise, and resist.

Adam said...

Agent Orange didn't realize that maybe a bald eagle wasn't the wisest thing to do a photo op with.

Sylvie D said...

I always enjoy reading your posts, they always make me smile. I love your quirky sense of humour!

Mitchell is Moving said...

And, unlike chickens, bald eagles can't play the piano.

Onevikinggirl said...

Murcia is a town in Spain as far as I am concerned.
And I heard that in Dutch Harbour, Alaska (US) the white headed eagle is a pest, fully comparable to the magpie in Australia. That amused me to no end.

Melancholy and Menace said...

Yes, that eagle appears to be a good judge of character :D

Lynn said...

Thank you - it was lovely!

Missy George said...

Thanks, Deb...Great eagle post..very perceptive bird!!..Love the Golden Arches..

bill lisleman said...

It was a good 4th of July. I read a few blew a few fingers off and our public radio system tweeted the Declaration of Independence which set off a twitter storm because many thought they were invoking a revolution.

peppylady (Dora) said...

Great photo of the eagel pecking at our President Trump...Coffee is on

Jono said...

Too bad the eagle restrained himself and only scared Trump.

LL Cool Joe said...

I wonder if I can get that eagle to fly to the UK and meet Theresa May.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

That's a smart eagle - attacking the person who most threatens his survival. I saw a few eagles yesterday, actually (I was on a wonderful motorboat ride). It's exciting to see one, much less several.

Thank you for always keeping us in mind, Debra.
Hope you've been having a great week.

klahanie said...

Hey Debra,

Turns out most of the Bald Eagles flock about in Alaska and British Columbia. Evidently, even their national symbol is a bit wary of flying over the continental USA because ya never know, y'all, when some Murrican might just figure it's shooting practice time. Did I really say that?

Yay to your American neighbours, or heaven forbid, "neighbors"!

Gary :)

Fundy Blue said...

Haha! Loved this July 4th post! It's interesting how the chicken was trained to play "America..." with red light. Best of all was the eagle with Trump! Have a great evening!

Davoh said...

Yay klahanie ..
truth be told ? (from my reading of relatively ancient history . Alalzka wuz never part of any 'Confederated' states. Belonged, basically, to the Inuits. Correct me if wrong.

Magaly Guerrero said...

The Bald Eagle knows... and claws, obviously.

JACKIESUE said...

smart bird

Kay G. said...

Never seen a bald eagle but I hope to one day.
Everything funny here, as usual!

Blogoratti said...

Wonderful as always, a great starting point to the weekend. Greetings!

Magic Love Crow said...

I love that chicken! LOL! Bald Eagles are so smart!

Guillaume said...

When Captain America throws his mighty shield!