The majestic symbol of American patriotism was recently spotted flying around Mundy’s Lake in Cedartown.

These photos contributed by Gail Conner show a bald eagle in the area around the lake near the intersection of West John Hand Drive and College Street

Bald eagles in past years have been returning to Northwest Georgia — the most notable pair being Henry and Martha at Berry College — after generations of low numbers. It was previously on the Endangered Species list until 2007.

The eagle was spotted around the lake on June 12.

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