By the look of the tail feathers,this eagle is from last years nesting.Both Moe & Maggie were upset their young one was flying around. When eagles kick their young out,it’s for life. Having said that,they’ll only complain & not attack them.
Because this Immatures tail feathers are beginning to turn white,I’m going to guess that it’s 2 to 3 years old?
The Daredevil & Delilah had not one,not two but three immatures hanging around today & the strangest thing is neither of them were complaining! I think these immatures are year olds,the third one looked older.Both of these Immatures look like they are the same age.So I’m calling them the “Twins”!
I was in the forest when I heard some flapping out front in the water! I went to investigate & found this immature eagle having a bath.Looking at the markings,I’d say this is a one year old?
Mid-August is always like a Debutants ball.All the eaglets become fully fledged & introduce themselves to the world…….& me!
This is Ernie & Ethel’s offspring.I suspect this newby to be a female?The beak is rather large compared to the head & that usually means it’s a female. I saw a second one flying about as well! This one is going to be called “Nicky”.
I found it just north of Strawberry island on a low rock.Will have to keep a eye out for the other!
Notice the pure black eye.They don’t get the yellow until 5 years old.Immatures eyes always creep me out.