Source: Clarifying Confusion about Eagles Wings | Lee’s Birdwatching Adventures Plus
Because the Bible says that God will bear us up on wings as an eagle, I always thought that eagles actually taught their young to fly by bearing them on their backs, letting them fall, and catching them once again before they hit the ground. However, I never witnessed that in real life, nor had I witnessed any other birds teach their young to fly in that way, but the Bible said it, so I assumed it to be true. Dr. Johnson explains what the Bible really means, and now it all makes perfect sense to me. Read and enjoy this article. I believe you will find it enlightening.