Delight in America! I took this photo of our national bird, the Bald Eagle, on the beach in front of the cottage on Lake Michigan. I was easily 200 feet away, but was able to get this photo be using the zoom on my Nikon CoolPix P90 and shooting through a window on the second floor. What a thrill!
My parents confirmed that we have a pair of bald eagles that nest nearby and that they often see them soaring over the water or sharing a fish on the beach. Up until now, I had only seen them in the sky.