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

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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