I was walking home this afternoon, along MD 198 near the BW Parkway. Ahead and to my right I saw, out of the corner of my eye, a largish dark bird rising into the air. My immediate, somewhat dismissive thought was, of course, crow. But almost as soon as I thought it I reconsidered. Too large. Buzzard. But I was looking now and ... no. Wings aren't right. And it's windy - too much flapping. Flapping not right. And then I had a thought... but no. Not in town ... Could it? This way. Come this way. He circled, rising, circled and came eastward and yes. Yes, it was.
These aren't the greatest photos in the world, but here he is. An adult bald eagle, flying over MD 198 smack in the middle of Laurel.
Oh, wow. What a great way to start out the Presidents Day weekend.