The Eagle does fly. Still need to dial it in better and maybe play with the balance a bit but it did come home in one piece. The V Tail mix for the rudder control I had reversed so I had to really concentrate when turning. Turning was a chore when trying to turn against the wind. Sure glad I put ailerons into it, at one point I almost thought I was going for a long walk because I couldn't get it to turn into the wind. Aslo, if it went into a bit of a stall or high alpha look you really had no controls unless you pitched it down and then it would respond, pitch is actually really responsive.
LOL, not sure what the birds where but whitish (had to concentrate on the plane) but as soon as they saw the Eagle the whole flock came in for a look, when I flew the other planes didn't see them once.
I think you need to be careful of the wind as the v-tail is very close to the main wing and the big wing will probably mask the control surfaces of the v-tail.
If find that swallows are the most aggressive birds and will have a go at any plane I fly.
Crows and rooks will have a go at most raptors and I did have a gull take a good deal of interest in my Gotha P.60, I think it wanted to mate with it as it is such a good flyer.