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11th Annual Eagle Day 

When: Sat., Feb. 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 2012
Price: free
You don't need eagle eyes to catch a glimpse of the feathered national symbol. Organizers of the 11th Annual Eagle Day at Wyandotte County Lake Park (91st Street and Leavenworth Road in Kansas City, Kansas) have binoculars available for checkout, allowing you to see the wild eagles hanging out along the water. Get a closer look at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., when Operation Wildlife representatives show off a captive flock of birds of prey, including eagles, owls, hawks and falcons. At 11:30 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. Ty Smede, photographer and author of The Return of the Bald Eagle, shares insight about the creature that — unlike most Americans — mates for life. Festivities last from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with related activities occurring in Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Schlagle Library (4051 West Drive, inside the park). "Bald eagles have made an amazing comeback throughout the United States since the days of DDT, dieldrin and other toxic chemicals that had nearly wiped out the entire lower 48's population of eagles, brown pelicans and ospreys back in the '60s and early '70s," says Craig Hensley, education specialist at the KCK Public Library. For more information, call 913-299-2384 or see kckpl.org.
— Crystal K. Wiebe

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