Bald Eagle, first year winter juvenile

January 10, 2014 in Bald Eagle

On same Friday, waited around a bit longer with feeling that one or two eagles might still be nearby, but out of sight, and not in a rush to make a move.  As I started to slowly ramble back to the car, this beauty emerged from the trees heading west along the river edge but at least 30-40 feet above.  It was taking its time and did not react to me in any noticeable way.  Looked like a first year winter juvenile.  It appeared dark overall, dark brown eyes, dark bill, pale tawny belly that contrasts with dark brown breast, whitish wash inner primaries and secondaries, trailing edge of wings rounded and serrated with uniform length.

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