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.