Conversation with my 9 year old son as we were on our way to church Sunday morning:
E: What color is a bald eagle's head?
Me: White. That's why they're called bald eagles. Their heads are white making them look bald.
E: I just saw two.
Me: What? Where?
E: Up on a tree. We just passed them.
(We drive by a cow pasture on our way to church. It's a big field and there are some trees there).
Me: That couldn't have been a bald eagle. There are no bald eagles in Florida.
E: But I saw it.
Me: No, you must have seen something else. A hawk, maybe.
E: But it had a white head and looked just like an eagle. I saw it.
Me: No honey, bald eagles live on the Pacific coast in mountainous regions. Besides, I think they're endangered. You must have seen something else.
Today I received our local town paper. Right there, on the front page, was a picture of two bald eagles who have made a nest precisely in the tree my son said he saw the eagles. Apparently E wasn't the only one who saw them and they've been getting some attention. So it turns out my son was right, he saw two eagles. And Mom had to eat crow.
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