As Duder says, "HA, I was right!"
The strangest thing about this (other than the fact that 3 grown adults mistook an owl for a bald eagle) is that in all the years I've lived here I've not once seen an owl. I can't even remember hearing an owl. This was definitely a treat to see.
We've affectionately named him Baldy. You know, just so my parents and Bran don't feel so bad. ;-)