The argument over Canada's avian symbol echoes one from five years ago, when the country's citizenry asked to choose a national animal, and opted for the beaver over the polar bear.
Full Disclosure: I am feeling the Bern! So when the audience rose to its feet during the Bernie Sanders rally in Portland last week, I was thrilled; nothing like seeing your man or your woman moving the masses.
HAYS (KDKA) – There’s an eaglet in the Hays bald eagle nest!
Comical, colorful, picturesque and grand as is our land, turkeys are the unsung swans of the open fields. They chirp melodically and their guttural cacophony we have immortalized with the famously phoneticized "gobble, gobble, gobble."
The humpback whale shot into the air a few feet off the side of the boat, so close I could see the barnacles on his nose
Eagles and War Relics on Unalaska: The Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands on the Looney Front, Part 6
A picture in the tourist brochure shows the Russian Orthodox Cathedral on the Aleutian island of Unalaska with a bald eagle atop the crosses on each dome and a third on the red-tiled roof to the side. But the eagles are avoiding me on my spiritual passage.
Kodiak, Home of Bears and America's Russian Heritage: The Alaska Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands on the Looney Front, Part 2
Kodiak Island, 190 miles along the Alaska Peninsula from Homer, is indeed beautiful, carpeted in dark green spruce, with lighter green meadows and hillsides. Snow still streaks its peaks in early June. Not for nothing, is it called Alaska's emerald isle. In fact, the treeless sections resemble parts of Ireland or Scotland.
Humpback Whales and Zip-Line Thrill-Seekers at Icy Strait: Cruising Alaska's Inside Passage on the Looney Front, Part 3
We're on a catamaran in Icy Strait off the tip of Chichagof Island in Alaska's Inside Passage, 20 miles from Glacier Bay National Park, looking for whales - and I'm hoping we don't see any since we're guaranteed a $100-rebate on the $179.75 per-person cost if we see none.
Most birds are perfectly capable of flying around on their own, but this crow decided it was time to take a load off. Amateur