Yesterday, as I stood out in the backyard surveying my handiwork on the little cottage, I looked up and saw a real-live bald eagle flying over the treetops across the road. I've seen two bald eagles before, but both were in captivity at raptor centers. This was the first time I'd ever seen one in nature before, and it was unmistakeable--the brown large body, the white head and neck. It was a real treat for me, and another lifebird to add. (I don't count the birds I've seen in cages.)
I just wish I'd had my camera.