These Birds Rock!

Like you, Ms. Day enjoys her humanly advantages — donning lace petticoats, sitting for manicures and gallivanting from one bookshop to the next in a snappy little automobile, par exemple — but if she had her way, she'd be one with our feathered friends. She adores the idea of graciously soaring high above it all and snuggling down in a cozy nest when the day is through, with nary a care in the world about clothing trends or past-due bills or tire-rotation. Alas, Day is but an ordinary human, with each and every one of those cares to boot, but she can forget about them all, at least for a moment or two, at Eagle Days. Held at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge (10950 Riverview Drive; from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (January 15 and 16), this free celebration of all things avian allows visitors to picture the world through eagle eyes while learning about the birds via live eagle programs (held every twenty minutes from 10 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.) and checking out the bald ones through scopes as they fish in the Mississippi River and ride ice floes. Plus, a replica eagle's nest will be on hand, so that Day and other eagle admirers can check out the digs and live vicariously. Oh, how we will dream! If you'd like to join us in our reverie, be sure to dress for the weather, because most Eagle Days events are outdoors, and please don't bring any pet-tastic friends — they're not bird friendly, don't you know?
Sat., Jan. 15; Sun., Jan. 16, 2011
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