Other than at the National Zoo, I had never seen a bald eagle in person. Out where my daughter lives (the desert part of Washington State), with the sparse waterways and greenery they're much easier to spot... Even though the couple times she took us out where they've been seen all we saw were the huge nests they like to build on the top of telephone poles. In our neck of the woods, southwestern New York State/northwestern Pennsylvania, bald eagles were just about gone until about 20 years ago. However sightings have increased a lot over the past 20 years due to a variety of reasons– But I had never seen one myself. Until last night. We were coming back from dinner, near a large waterway, and first I saw a telephone pole with a large nest at the top... Before I got the words out of my mouth to my wife, "Hey look at that nest" we were at the next pole and there they were sitting at the top of the pole– two of them. They were magnificent. It's something everyone should get to see once in their lives.