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Old 01-25-2010, 10:57 PM   #21
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I'm curious as to how you became familiar with the word, bacchanal?
The word was used to describe behavior at an interdisciplinary team meeting. It was not a word with which I had any familiarity. I asked for a working definition. Drunken orgy was provided. I paused for a moment then laughed uncontrollably while others maintained poker faces. Soon we were all laughing uncontrollably once the realization struck that the only person who knew the definition was the person who had used it.

Bacchanal is a fun word. Never miss an opportunity to use it. Laughter is infectious.
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Old 02-27-2010, 03:54 PM   #22
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The eagles were so hungry they were picking up the local cats......
A feeding station was set up for them and..........
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Old 02-27-2010, 10:12 PM   #23
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Here's a picture of Bacchus aka Dionysus.
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Old 02-28-2010, 12:49 PM   #24
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I must have missed something? Is this what you call your bald eagle....
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Old 02-28-2010, 06:57 PM   #25
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Seeing the eagle thread jogged my memory about a question I wanted to ask a long time ago!

When we visited my family on the Eastern Shore a few months ago there were several bald eagles out in their field, and an even larger brown bird that they are calling a 'Golden Eagle'.

The birding books we looked at all indicated that these are smaller than the Bald Eagle, but the one we saw there was definitely larger.

Is it maybe something else?
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Might have been an immature bald eagle as these still have the brown face feathering.
They can appear larger than the adults if they're closer or fluffed up.
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Golden eagles are pretty big... could have been what hava said or could have been a golden, Golden Eagle - baldeagleinfo.com havalotta> check this out, Eagle Flight and Other Myths Eagles Don’t Eat Children or Pets, "Jacobson said an immature eagle is most likely to swoop down on something inappropriate, like a large dog on the beach. People then overreact and claim that eagles are hunting dogs. “It gets exaggerated” he said. “Eagles don’t hunt cats and small dogs." but wait a minute... "David Hunsaker once found a cat collar in an eagle nest" and "The cat collar was funny,” he said. “It had a bell attached to warn birds. It was still buckled."
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:38 AM   #28
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Nice addition... I watched an Eagle swimming to shore with its wings...It's really quite something.
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Old 03-22-2010, 01:29 AM   #29
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Bald eagles-dscf5818.jpg
This is a juvenile wading upon a log in the Menominee river.
Bald eagles-dscf5250-august-eagle.jpg
The one in flight is an adult as you can see by its white head.
Bald eagles-dscf4291-1.jpg
This photo shows the size comparison of an eagle verses its nest.
If you look in the very center of the nest you will see the eagle.
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