We got eagles

Those outside of the Syracuse media market probably haven’t heard the talk of the town around here: a large group of bald eagles has returned to the area, and is overwintering at Onondaga Lake. You can read a column by the Post-Standard’s Sean Kirst, a blog post with many comments, another blog post with more comments, see a slideshow, and read today’s follow-up column on the best place to safely view them.

It’s hardly possible — in one blog post — to cover all of the environmental, ecological, economical, commercial, industrial, social, spiritual, historical, and political implications of their reappearance here. So today, I’ll just say:

We wanted the Creative Class. We got eagles.