Juvenile Bald Eagle - click to enlarge

Juvenile Bald Eagle

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.

Juvenile Bald Eagle - click to enlarge
Juvenile Bald Eagle – click to enlarge

It takes about 5 years for an Eagle to mature, and then get the characteristic white head and tail.

Juvenile Bald Eagle - click to enlarge
Juvenile Bald Eagle – click to enlarge

This bird is only just now getting a few adult feathers.

Juvenile Bald Eagle - click to enlarge
Juvenile Bald Eagle – click to enlarge
Juvenile Bald Eagle - click to enlarge
Juvenile Bald Eagle – click to enlarge

The ACE Basin area in South Carolina has a number of Bald Eagles in residence.

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