The other day while looking out onto White’s Pond, I was fortunate to see an American bald eagle land on a branch sticking out of the water. I was awed by its size, beauty and majesty. There are few animals which inspire more awe and fascination than the eagle. Witnessing one of these powerful birds soar across the sky is truly a sight to behold. They’re powerful and graceful. Fearsome predators, yet surprisingly sharp navigators. Because of its great strength, stately looks, and long life, the bald eagle was selected as the national bird following the American Revolution. Another reason the bald eagle was chosen is because it is native to North America.