Like so many American role models—from adulterous presidents to child-molesting Boy Scout leaders—the bald eagle has cultivated a snazzy public image that hides its ignoble heart. In fact, this majestic national symbol is nothing more than a common thief: It eats fish stolen from other birds. A bald eagle and other, more honorable, birds of prey strut and preen at The Wild Bird Center’s One Year Anniversary. But watch your pocketbook! From noon to 4 p.m. at the Wild Bird Center, 4926 Wisconsin Ave. NW. FREE. (202) 244-9453. (David Plotz)