Mark and I went on a road trip to see the Eagles along the Mississippi. My camera wasn't able to get closer than this with its zoom so these aren't crisp, but it'll have to suffice.
Territory squabbles abound wherever man or beast reside. This one, at least, was short-lived and harmless. Beautiful birds, and glad the Founding Fathers proclaimed the Bald Eagle as the national symbol rather than Franklin's turkey. Old Ben also suggested the rattlesnake.
The committee's working on the appropriate symbols for the Great Seal also considered the rooster, the dove, a flaming Phoenix, and a two-headed eagle. Sometimes things just work themselves out.