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Juvy Bald Eagle | by MelRoseJ
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Juvy Bald Eagle

This is what a juvenile bald eagle looks like. Mum and dad hid this little guy. We spotted him tucked well into the middle of the tree and hidden by numerous branches. For their first 3 to 5 years, Juvenile Bald Eagles are a subdued mixture of chocolate brown with varying amounts of white over the body, tail and underwings. Adult plumage develops with sexual maturity. Both Adults and Juveniles can weigh 7 to 14 pounds with a 7 foot wing span. Their physical features are identical.

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Taken on December 30, 2016