Gimme a minute. See, I used to live in a part of the country (USA) where bald eagles make their regular homes near the ocean. They’re a nautical bird, in a way, because they survive better near the ocean. Doesn’t mean they can’t survive inland, but they just… they THRIVE near the water, right? And if you’ve ever seen a fully grown male bald eagle for yourself… they are fucking majestic. Understatement. They are wild, untameable, beautiful, they fly free.
A buddhist bhikkhuni I met while out west once said to me, “The eagle has no master. He flies when he pleases and apologizes to no one.”