Wild Weds. 3/52 Juvenile Bald Eagle

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Last week-end myself, and friends Dali, and Gordon went birding with one of my favorite Meet-up groups to do some birding in Central Valley California.  We stopped at two wildlife refuges and while at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge we spotted this Juvenile Bald Eagle surveying the land.   The day started off pretty foggy, but cleared up to overcast, with patches of blue sky in the late afternoon. When I made this image the sky was still gray.

Juvenile Bald Eagle 3 yr old

I think this one is a 3 year old.

Nikon D810| Nikkor 200-500mm @480mm| f/8| 1/2000s|ISO 1000| Aperture Priority

more to come…



40 thoughts on “Wild Weds. 3/52 Juvenile Bald Eagle

    1. The first and second year’s don’t have much white in the chest or crown and their feet aren’t yellow in their earliest years. By year 3 their feet are yellow and they have more white in their crowns and chest.
      By age 4 they look more like an Adult Bald Eagle with much more white in their tail, crown/head and their feet/legs and beak are more yellow.

      I’ve been following Bald Eagles for a number of years now so have gotten to know how they look at different ages. I’m really excited to know that I could pass a test on this info actually. It’s been hard won knowledge so more precious to me. 🙂

  1. Deborah, just to let you know I went back and saw my Jan. 5th comment on “Here Kitty, Kitty” held a compliment about your beautiful bridge photo header! Also, about the cougar. . . xo 💖
    I am still following you but my comments today must be in awaiting approval somewhere. (?)

    1. I wonder if I somehow missed your comment on the 5th?

      Thank you so much for the comment today! I got really behind with the holidays, and when the week-end rolls around I’m usually out with my camera so, get behind again. I will catch up! 🙂

  2. Oh, how wonderful to have friends to share the experience “live!” It is nice of you to show us the photograph of this “youngster eagle!” Thank you, Deborah. xo 💐

  3. Gorgeous juvenile watching out over his territory! 🙂

    Hey Deborah, I am pulling my hair out looking at all the WP themes. ARGH! What is the name of the one you’re using now? My theme is no longer supported, and I’m worried on losing data, etc. Thanks!

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