'Tis the season--for family, good food, good friends...and bald eagles!  What a fortunate day--we saw a bald eagle today, and he was kind enough to wait for us to drive home, get our better camera, and return.  The eagle then proceeded to pose as we shot away!  We kept our distance, concerned we would disturb him.  The shot really was at the far extreme of our lens distance and acuity, but good enough to document his presence.  As for the eagle, he may have been taking advantage of the lower pond depth or proximity to the pond for thirsty small mammals.  It's good to have the eagles in the area for the winter season of mating and raising of young!