Bird #172 — Bald Eagle

haliaeetus (sea eagle) leucocephalus (from leukos, white, and kephale, head)

Friday, July 4, 1980 — 6:30 pm

McNaughton, Wisconsin — Spider Lake

I assure you that I did no manipulating of any sort in order to see my lifer Bald Eagle on the Fourth of July.  It really happened that way.

It was a beautiful evening, and my wife and I decided to go for a row around the lake.  We were lazing about in the big bay, when we spotted the Bald Eagle soaring over the woods behind a point.  It dove out of sight behind the tree line for a short time, then reappeared, flapping slowly out of sight over the woods.

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