A rare and fair feathered sight concluded a Joe BidenJoe BidenGOP report on COVID-19 origins homes in on lab leak theory READ: The .2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Senators introduce bipartisan infrastructure bill in rare Sunday session MORE campaign event in Iowa on Friday when a pair of bald eagles circled over the Democratic presidential candidate's head, according to a pool report.

Biden's campaign appeared to take the appearance of the national bird of the U.S. as a good omen.

"Nature knows," tweeted Biden's policy director Stef Feldman.


"We’re gonna win Iowa," tweeted Christina Freundlich, Biden's Iowa deputy state director for communications.

Reporters were a little more cynical about the meaning of the cameo.

Wall Street Journal reporter Julie Bykowicz joked, "This is what a nearly $1 billion presidential campaign can get you."


"great advance work," added CNN political analyst and former Clinton White House press secretary Joe Lockhart.

Washington Post reporter Matt Viser noted that at least one vulture has been spotted at a previous Biden event.

"The Biden campaign no doubt likes this omen a bit better," he tweeted.


It's not the first time Biden's been followed by a bald eagle. As vice president in 2015, one of the birds soared overhead during a Washington, D.C., appearance. He called it "a really good omen,” according to The Washingtonian.

Last September, also in Iowa, an alleged bald eagle flew over a Biden event that prompted the candidate to talk about his late son, Beau. He said he hadn't seen a bald eagle since Beau died in 2015, according to New York Magazine. He reportedly said of the bird, "Maybe that's my Beau."

Biden will face  President TrumpDonald TrumpSenators introduce bipartisan infrastructure bill in rare Sunday session Gosar's siblings pen op-ed urging for his resignation: 'You are immune to shame' Sunday shows - Delta variant, infrastructure dominate MORE in the presidential election with polls closing on Tuesday. The two are nearly tied in Iowa, where Biden was leading within the margin of error in a New York Times-Siena College poll last week.