Immature Bald Eagle? or?

Started Jun 2, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: Another one for you Birders, please!
In reply to NikonNature, Jun 4, 2014

NikonNature wrote:

Sharp-shinned looks right to me too. Nice photos.

Another point worth mentioning is the eye color. which often changes as they mature. For Cooper's and Sharp-shinned they start off with a yellow-ish color like your photos. When they reach adulthood (about 12 months) their eye's turn a more orange color that will progress to red or red-orange. This at least helps identify the bird as immature, which gives you a starting point for other field marks.

Thank you very much,  Jeff!

Very instructive and helpful to beginners like me.


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