I heard some rather interesting facts about eagles. I was never aware of these facts before, although I knew they were rather regal and majestic creatures.
Did you know that eagles undergo a season that is molting? Not really that much research has been done on this event because they will basically hide themselves during this time. It’s a very private issue. From what the researchers have managed to find out, this is the process occurs.
Eagles will fly into the highest, most remote mountain place they can find. Their whole beak becomes incrusted with calcium. This makes it nearly impossible for them to lift their heads upright. They have to scrap their beaks to rid themselves of this build up. The talons also become covered with calcium, until they’re down to nubbins and they will rub them on the stones also.
It’s likewise that these creatures’ feathers become weighty with oil and dirt. If they should dive for prey, their wings would make a different’whistling’ sound. It gives them enough time to run and hide Since their quarry can hear them coming. Feeding becomes impossible.
The eagles also begin to pluck out all their feathers, and their vision becomes impaired. That keen’ eagle-eye’ looses they once had. With their skin vulnerable and being blind, it is a period that is bleak and powerful.
To say that the eagle is defenseless and vulnerable is an understatement. They’re at everyone’s mercy. The eagles have no feathers, they can’t fly, they can not hunt, so they can starve; they have no talons, they can’t lift their heads or use their beaks, they can not protect themselves, and thus they are easy pickings for any predator. But an unbelievable phenomenon happens… other eagles begin to look after them! They will keep an eye on their compatriots; they will do the hunting for them and drop food off from heights for their companions that are disabled. It is a occurrence, but not one hundred percent fool proof. Many do not make it through this interval.
If this entire process can be survived by the eagles, here is the best thing of all though, they’ll become stronger and more prominent than they were! Talons, feathers, and their beaks all begin to grow back sharper and more robust than ever. They will have the ability to fly greater that are better and higher than ever. They ‘renew their youth,’ as it were. What’s more, they become endowed with a energy that they never had. They have more of an acute eyesight, pierce sharper and could soar higher, swoop faster. The eagles are pristine and more powerful now than they were in their prime – but with a price tag!
Shouldn’t this make us consider our own lives? Are we ready to go through grueling times finer on the other side and in order to come out higher? Are we willing to help out someone, who can’t help themselves, receiving nothing in return? Are we prepared to be that vulnerable and weak, to be able to become stronger and more confident?
We humans can learn much from the animal kingdom… I wonder, do we give them any cause to learn from us?