This bald eagle was an animal figure my son picked as a treat several months ago after being in hospital.
This bald eagle is from Schleich and is part of their range of animal figures that have been designed to stimulate imaginative play. The bald eagle is a hugely realistic with an incredible amount of detail. This eagle is posed ready to take off from the tree branch with its wings out stretched meaning you can see a lot of detail in the wings and for the feathers. The bald eagle has a goldenrod beak which gives it a stark contrast to its white and chocolate colored plumage.
The bald eagle is the national bird of the United States of America and lives near open water to have access to a copious food supply. Its most important food source is fish and it prefers to nest in tall, mature trees. This large bird can be forty-two inches in length, have a wingspan of eight feet, and have a mass of fifteen pounds.
It is due to its impressive looks that this appealed to my son as it is something he wanted. My son is animal and all wildlife mad so the statuesque look of the bird appealed to him. He loves the way it is primed for take-off and often he will then have the bird flying around his various animal sets or even on occasions try to tackle his Playmobil dragon in a fight. Despite this rough treatment of a fighting eagle the figure has taken on no damage at all even the beak remains intact after pecking away at the dragon.
As well as encouraging imaginative play with the figure it also provides a good basis for discussion about the bird where it lives what it eats and various other animal facts which my son loves to find out at 4 years old. We also used it to talk about American when they were doing this as a theme at preschool and how this is a symbol of the USA. He took it into class with him one day for the show and tell and was able to talk about all the things we had learnt about the bird whilst showing it off to him friends and teachers.
Overall this is a great little figure and one that can be used in several ways for education or just role playing it is well made and stands up well to several knocks and bumps. It is generally available via either Amazon or it is also on sale on the Tesco's website for £4.75 a 5 star from us as we have experienced no negatives with it.
The bald eagle has a goldenrod beak in stark contrast to its white and chocolate colored plumage.This 'sea eagle,' the national bird of the United States of America, can be found near open water, a copious food supply, and an old growth forest. Its most important food source is fish and it prefers to nest in tall, mature trees. This large bird can be forty-two inches in length, have a wingspan of eight feet, and have a mass of fifteen pounds. Interestingly enough, the females tend to be significantly larger than the males. Usually living for a score or more, eagles may migrate if their water supply freezes. Mating for life, these birds share the work of raising chicks.Fun Facts: This symbolic bird of prey builds a nest that is the size of a small bedroom.