Shock and awe...about five of these amazing creatures just flew off of my roof today to soar over the pond...this is a three story house and I heard them walking? tramping? stomping? soaring? and scaring all of the other birds into scattering all over the place!!! They are native to our area and seem to know when the pond is low and fish are more visible. The other day a brown eagle dove into the pond...literally into and under the water and up again...empty handed.