White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)

White-tailed Eagle

The White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla), also known as the Sea Eagle, is a large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae which includes other raptors such as hawks, kites, and harriers. It is considered a close cousin of the Bald Eagle and occupies the same ecological niche, but in Eurasia.

White-tailed Eagles are sexually mature at four or five years of age. They pair for life, though if one dies replacement can occur quickly. A bond is formed when a permanent home range is chosen.

Mated pairs produce one to three eggs per year. The eggs are laid two to five days apart in March or April and are incubated for 38 days by both parents. Once hatched, chicks are quite tolerant of one another, although the first hatched is often larger and dominant at feeding times. The female does most of the brooding and direct feeding, with the male taking over now and then. Young are able to feed themselves from five to six weeks and they fledge at eleven to twelve weeks, remaining in the vicinity of the nest, dependent on their parents for a further six to ten weeks.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-tailed_Eagle - 27.06.2011

The Creator

Naturally a creation requires a creator and we want to talk about him here.

Today the topic of creation is discussed vehemently by some people, by others opposed ardently and by still others called insignificant.

It can not be insignificant, because purpose and destination of our life derive from the source and means of our coming into existence as humans. Self-evidently I am not reffering to conception and birth of the individual human, but the origin of life and especially of man as such.

If I believe that all life came into existence from dead matter by chance, then their is no necessity for me to think about the purpose of my life or my responsibility. Dead matter and chance are unable to pursue a goal and give a purpose to life, neither can they be the origin of ethical values.

Thank God this is not the only possible explanation for our existence. And thus it is rewarding to reflect, to challenge and to search.

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