Don’t believe the conspiratorial hype: Birds are real. And they’re really cool.

A massive example swooped into Maine at the end of 2021 in the form of a Steller’s sea eagle. One of only a few thousand in the entire world, thousands of miles from its usual habitat in eastern Russia, this impressive bird of prey sports an 8-foot wingspan and “honking” yellow bill. It has the rare avian ability to make a bald eagle look small. And it received a big reception when it popped up along the Maine coast.

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