Infinite Bald Eagles

1668 CECasco Bay, ME, USA

“In the year 1668 . . . thither reported at the same time an infinite number of Gripes [Bald Eagles], insomuch that being shot by the Inhabitants, they fed their Hogs with them for some weeks.”

John Josselyn, Roger L'Estrange, G. Widdowes, George Brinley, and Levi Z. Leiter, New-Englands Rarities Discovered (London, UK: Printed for G. Widdowes at the Green Dragon in St. Pauls Church-yard, 1672).

Image: The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The bald-headed eagle" New York Public Library Digital Collections.