On our way to large marshes we cut through a wildlife management area. And almost went right past this Eagle sitting on the ground. If he hadn’t flown up this pine we would never have seen him.
It takes about 5 years for an Eagle to mature, and then get the characteristic white head and tail.
This bird is only just now getting a few adult feathers.
The ACE Basin area in South Carolina has a number of Bald Eagles in residence.