Duluth-banded eagle a tribute to troops
Gretchen McDaniel knew the odds were against her. The longtime Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory volunteer wanted to "adopt" a bald eagle in honor of her brother-in-law, who's serving at a Marine base in Afghanistan.
"I thought it would be a nice pick-me-up," said McDaniel, of Duluth. "And, of course, the symbolism of the eagle would be perfect."