As I was checking fence at a newly leased ranch near Auburn yesterday, I happened upon a bald eagle roosting in a large oak. I was within 50 feet of it when it flew off. It was so majestic.
In the last several years, we've seen several bald eagles here in Auburn - usually around Christmas. I think they must be moving around this time of year.
I realize that not everyone agrees with the approach of the federal Endangered Species Act, but the bald eagle is truly a success story. I never fail to be thrilled when I see one!