Young Eagle

Friends, this Bald Eagle is a youngster, but not sure if it is a hatch year bird or older, they don’t reach maturity until they are five years old and the plumage changes every year.  This immature was perched in a birch tree on a cloudy day, hence the white background.  Several Eagles of all ages were gathered above a deer that was probably a wolf kill.  They were enjoying their breakfast til i came along and disturbed their Thanksgiving dinner (early), the wild have to eat when the opportunity arises, til Tomorrow MJ

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About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on October 27, 2012, in Birds, Crex Meadows, Nature, photography and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Great photo, I really like it.

  2. I love that white background and the white bark of the tree really adds to it. The eagle has such a regal look. thanks for sharing a great photo.

  3. MJ, this image reminds me of an illustration. Super shot. I agree the eagle is at least two years old. It has maturity. Tell Jim, when he can paint like this bird he has arrived. jack

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