Watson, a bald eagle, soars away after his release

January 8, 2012 | 6:23 p.m. CST
Watson, a 5-year-old bald eagle flies into the wilderness after her release Sunday afternoon at Long Branch State Park by the marina in Macon. The bald eagle was adopted as the U.S. national emblem in 1782.

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