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A Day in an Eagle’s Life

22 Apr

6am.

Ooooohhhhhh, yaahhhhhhhh, that’s better! Just gotta strech my wings…………… ah there we go. Hi there! I’m sitting on my nest right this minute. As you can probably tell, I’ve just woken up! Gosh, these chicks are really wriggly; I hardly got any sleep last night. Its always the way-you sit up all night trying to get to sleep, and then, just as the morning is coming, you drop off. The next thing you know, your chick is squawking his head off! Goodness, I nearly forgot to introduce myself! I am a Steller’s Sea eagle, the biggest eagle in the world. I am a male, and, unfortunately for me, female Steller’s Sea eagle’s  are quite a lot bigger than me. Oh well, I think I look better than most of them (I never agreed with “the bigger the better”). Most of them, that is, except my mate. She is the best looking eagle round here! By the way, she’s still fast asleep. Lazy thing! Actually, she’s a jolly good mate. Female Steller’s Sea eagle’s get to about 105cm long and can weigh up to 20lbs. There is a rumour that there’s a whopper who weighed 28lbs! I’m not sure if that’s true or not, though. We males get to about 13lbs, still a pretty good size. We live near the coast in Japan. You get some great fishing here. Oh, that reminds me I’d better do a spot of fishing. Chicks and mate’s get rather annoyed if not fed enough! Talk soon, bye!

8am.

I’m back! That was amazing! The view was super, and that fish……………….! I’ll tell you about it now: I was flying high above the water when I spotted a big, dark, shape just below the water. It was much bigger than I was used to catching, but I thought I’d have a go. I made sure I was the right height, and then dropped like a thunderbolt! Wham! I hit the fish with a clatter. It was a huge Cod, about 10-15lbs! It was quite a job, but I managed to carry it safely back to our nest. I’m just about to tuck in……………………………..

10am.

Gosh, that tastes good! Hey wait a minute, my mate and chick are waking up. Gobble gobble gobble, I’m eating this as fast as possible……………………! Drat, she’s kicked me off! I was enjoying that. Oh well, I’d better go and get another fish…………………………………

12pm.

Lunch time! Since I last spoke, I’ve caught 3 fish. I’m just eating the biggest one. Yummy! I’m just gonna look after these chicks for a minute-my mate wants to stretch her wings.

3pm.

Hi again, I’m off duty for the moment. I think I’ll fill you in a bit more about us eagles. As fully grown adults, were have know natural predators. However, chicks can fall prey to martens. Horrid things! Goodness me, whats that thing over there on that pile of sticks………………………………………gosh, its a marten! Go away you stupid thing! Its running away…………………..I’m chasing it……………………over that rock………………out of the way you silly tree…………phewee! Got him by the hooter! ( another word for nose……..er…in my case beak) He’ll make a good meal for my me and my mate!

5pm.

Its time to settle down for the evening before the last fishing session of the day. Now for a nice snooze……………………………………………..

7pm.

Wow! Its amazing what a good nap can do for you! I’m just about to go fishing-talk soon!

8pm.

Ah, another good fishing trip. I caught 2 big fish. I’m gorging myself this minute! It will be time for bed soon, so I think its probably a good time to say bye! Its been nice telling you about a day in my life. I’m beginning to feel rather sleepy….oh well. Night night. Sleep well!

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6 Comments

Posted by on April 22, 2010 in Action, Animals, Life

 

6 responses to “A Day in an Eagle’s Life

  1. josh

    April 22, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    well done tom! really, sort of, real!

     
  2. hdlegg

    April 23, 2010 at 6:17 am

    Good tome, but i don’t like the spelling mistakes, cos we want people to think this website is written by literate people. so can u edit it and change for example 2 (change) two please

     
  3. Mike

    April 23, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Harry I think that is really harsh.

    Tom, great story.

     
  4. Hannah

    April 23, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Harry, don’t be so rude! and its a good story Tom 🙂

     
  5. hdlegg

    April 25, 2010 at 6:02 am

    it wasn’t meant to be rude, soz if it was but i want everyone to try and keep this website good, still gd story

     
  6. Tom

    April 26, 2010 at 7:22 am

    yep thats fine!

     

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