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Title: A friend just shared this with me and thought I would share~
Post by: BPMar on August 09, 2011, 07:34:08 pm
     
    Please take the time to watch the whole video. It will make your day.

    YOU'LL ENJOY THIS AMAZING BIRD! Read the narrative before viewing.

    Music video featuring a special free-flying Bald Eagle named 'Challenger' (in honor of the lost space shuttle crew) cared for by the non-profit American Eagle Foundation(AEF).

    He's a 'human-socialized' bird accidentally raised by the people who rescued him - after being blown from a wild Louisiana nest in a storm as a baby in the late 1980s. Declared 'non-releasable' by federal and state wildlife authorities, he was trained by the AEF to perform educational free-flight demonstrations at high profile public events.

    He's the first Bald Eagle in U. S. History that learned to free-fly into stadiums, arenas and ballrooms during the singing of the Star Spangled Banner.. The celebrity eagle has appeared at numerous major sporting events like the World Series, Pro-Bowl, All-Star game, BCS National Championship, Fiesta Bowl, Men's Final Four, etc.

    Challenger has also flown before 4 U. S. Presidents!

    His life story is told in a children's storybook titled Challenger, America 's Favorite Eagle..'

    Turn on your speakers and click on link below.. Challenger - Amazing Free-Flying Bald Eagle

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOZF4vTAF2M&feature=channel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOZF4vTAF2M&feature=channel)


Title: Re: A friend just shared this with me and thought I would share~
Post by: Sondra on August 10, 2011, 05:15:14 am
I became aquainted with Challenger a few years back and all I can say is AMAZING!!


Title: Re: A friend just shared this with me and thought I would share~
Post by: Ditty on August 10, 2011, 09:27:49 am
I love it!  AMAZING for sure!  So majestic, handsome.....  *sigh* 


Title: Re: A friend just shared this with me and thought I would share~
Post by: Jadesmom on August 10, 2011, 11:07:53 am
That was great!


Title: Re: A friend just shared this with me and thought I would share~
Post by: BuffaloParrot on August 10, 2011, 02:00:00 pm
Really great! :clap:


Title: Re: A friend just shared this with me and thought I would share~
Post by: wishforabird on August 10, 2011, 04:35:57 pm
I so love this bird!!!

if you want any more info on him here ya go :
http://buffaloparrot.smfforfree3.com/index.php/topic,9910.0.html

thanks for the vid Mar!  :hugu: