Well, they've been back for some time, but I haven't been out there this season yet. This eagle (I can never tell the males from the females if they aren't side-by-side) was sitting on the favored dead branch over the Wildcat Creek.
I still can't believe that we have a family of eagles (I managed to get a picture of the aerie and the eaglet within) about 7 miles from my house! I come from the age where these beautiful birds were poisoned by DDT and were endangered. Which is a small step away from extinct! So to see a Bald Eagle in the wild was really unheard of. But with careful regulation of pesticides (and the banning of DDT), the populations have rebounded and now there are over 100 breeding pairs in almost half of the US states. So it's not as much of a stretch to see one, but still, it means so much to me.