Another of my friends has shared her own "big bird by the side of the road" story. MH, Kansas City, writes, "Speaking of big birds on the side of the road, I was riding into town one day with a friend and spotted what appeared to be a huge bird in a tree right at the edge of the right of way. We were traveling at 70 mph so I didn't have a lot of time to process what I was seeing. Apparently when I first spotted it, it was looking our way because I couldn't distinguish any features but as we came almost up to it, the head turned and I realized I was looking at what I was pretty sure was a bald eagle!
I've never seen a bald eagle in that area before or since, but I got really curious and went on line to discover if that really could have been a bald eagle. It turns out, the other side of the highway has a lake that you can't see from the roadway. The state wildlife people had identified a nesting pair of bald eagles at the lake, so it really was a bald eagle that I saw.
I can't think of any other bird that is that big and has a white head, so I was seeing one of the pair.
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