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"Life Portrait - Bald Eagles"

7 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches each

Bald Eagles were a rarity when I was a boy in Michigan, when seeing one was like seeing some kind of royalty. Over time it was learned that the use of a pesticide called DDT was making its way through the food chain, and causing Bald Eagles to lay eggs with shells so thin that they were being crushed by the parents trying to incubate them. In 1972 the agricultural use of DDT was banned in the U.S., and Bald Eagles have made a spectacular comeback.

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