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  1. Hi All, I live in an area that has numerous Bald Eagles so am used to seeing them often. Our area does get the occasional Golden Eagle and one has been seen lately. This morning I snapped pictures of this Eagle going past me. It is very overcast so the pictures are not great, but I do not see the white that I usually see on the immature Bald Eagles that are around. Can anyone verify this is a Golden Eagle? Thanks so much!
  2. Here are a few questionable finds I have from this morning (11/10/17). This would be a lifer, at first I was assuming a grebe, but after getting home I'm thinking it's a Pacific Loon? Looks like barring on the back, possibly bi-colored bill light on the bottom dark on top, white neck and dark body. I believe this is a juvenile Bald Eagle. It was flying over the lake at about 30 feet high. Looks like a Mallard to me, but has white on the neck which was strange. Also Curly tail. So I'm guessing it's maybe a mallard domestic hybrid??? This is a long shot. It would be another Lifer. There were about fifty Canada Geese at the lake, so this is probably one also. But this bird was slightly smaller, had a thinner chin strap, and the head appeared to be more round. But I have not seen a Cackling Goose before, so wondering if this may be one????
  3. What year Bald Eagle?

    Taken today in Muskegon County, Michigan. Lots of juvenile Bald Eagles around, and possibly a Juvenile Golden Eagle that were trying to find. I doubt this is him. So much white on this one eagle! I was considering this being a second year, but the amount of white is really throwing me off. Sorry for the bad quality of the photos. He was pretty far off. Got a perch photo and a flight pic. Any help will be greatly appreciated!
  4. Is this a Juvenile Bald Eagle?

    Spotted in Jamaica Bay, Queens, NYC this afternoon. My second guess is a Northern Harrier, but the shape of the head and bill seem more elongated like an Eagle. Can anyone confirm? Thanks! Baldie by degibox, on Flickr
  5. Hello, This guy was snapped this morning in Victoria BC, thought he was an adult but upon download, the head looks oddly blue/gray. Thought it might be the lighting, but there's a clear white band around his neck. Your thoughts? Is it lighting? Is it a juvenile with the last of his head changing colours? Or is his head just wet? Thanks in advance! DSC_4861 by liz feltham, on Flickr
  6. The following pictures were taken less than 1 /2 mile apart, same day, in Victoria BC. The first pics I believe are an immature bald, based on sightings & posts I've made here before. I've reviewed many posts here comparing the 2 but the second set of pics, purporting to be a Golden Eagle, are not clear enough for me to pass judgement. Is this the same bird, or is one a baldie and one a golden? IMGP0615 by liz feltham, on Flickr IMGP0570 by liz feltham, on Flickr Image 2016-03-17 at 11.14 PM (1) by liz feltham, on Flickr Image 2016-03-17 at 11.14 PM by liz feltham, on Flickr Image 2016-03-17 at 11.13 PM by liz feltham, on Flickr
  7. I saw this bird fighting a Bald Eagle in front of the Eagle's nest. I'm not sure of what type of bird it is. The photo was taken February 28, 2016 in Delaware, Ohio. I'm including two photos so you can compare the size of the eagle to the other bird. Any idea what type of bird this is? There were 2 fighting episodes. I'm pretty sure it was the same bird both times. I'm sorry the photos aren't better. Thanks, Sue
  8. After a rainy morning, I saw this giant blob and was excitedly wondering what I'd discovered. Once I got it in the lens, I realized what I thought was something new was likely the juvenile bald eagle (right?), drying his wings. Any thoughts on what year he might be? Thank you! IMGP0059 by liz feltham, on Flickr
  9. This bird was photographed at Lake Brittle, in Warrenton, Virginia on 12/10/2015 at 11:30 AM. It looks like it may be an immature bald eagle. I have seen an adult in the same area.
  10. t I'm pretty sure these are trumpeter swans I saw at Sandy Ridge Reservation near Cleveland, OH. Can someone please confirm? Also is this a young bald eagle?Thanks,
  11. My dad and I were fishing the New River in southern WV just about 2 weeks ago when we spotted an adult Bald Eagle soaring over the river. It was an amazing experience. My dad, alone, returned and fished the same general area just yesterday when this little guy snuck up on him and kept him company for well over 30 minutes before it just hopped away. It never flew in front of my dad. Someone, please help me identify this bird. Me and him both believed from the very beginning that this may be a very young Bald Eagle, but we are not 100% sure. Any insight or help is appreciated. Thanks!
  12. Juvi Bald Eagles?

    Spotted these at Willard Bay State Park, in Northern Utah last week, Jan 21 - about noon. Saw two other mature Bald Eagles not far away doing some fishing. I just want to confirm these are young Bald Eagles for my report. If so do you think these are this year's hatch or a year ago? Grandpa Gray Jay
  13. Bald Eagle Pair?

    I suspect from their behaviour (what little I know) that these two are a pair; I understand there's sexual dimorphism in bald eagles and am wondering if someone can tell from this head shot if that's the case here? I apologize if I should have just added this to my previous bald eagle post instead of making it a new topic; I didn't think it belonged in the Help ID forum because I know what they are but again, my apologies if it's in the wrong place. Thank you, Liz
  14. We have bald eagles living in the back of our yard here in Victoria, British Columbia. The front of our house is on the ocean, so we are fortunate enough to regularly see them fish in the cove next to us. We moved here in the summer, but I've been told this is a year round pair. I know enough to know what they look like, but little else--brand new to birding. My question is that I often see three birds, hanging out in the same tree, the tree that they go to same time each night. They all have adult markings (if I hadn't seen three at one time, I'd have thought it was just one bird); could this be a family group? I regularly see two come home from the water side at the same time, the third one is less frequent. Would the two be a mating pair? I took this picture today, a quick shot with my phone, of one of them winging by our house on the way home. Same time, another came around the other side of the house. Any info on these would be greatly appreciated; there is lots of information out there, but I have found nothing beats hearing from live folks in the know.
  15. I saw this bird in my back yard Sunday November 23 about 11:30am. He stayed around for about 45 minutes. I live about 50 yards from a major river in far southwest Michigan. We are having a debate - one friend says "chicken hawk" another says "Juvenile bald eagle" while others says they can't decide based on google images of both. To me, it doesn't look like a Red Tail Hawk based on the bands on its tail. He was pretty big - I would guess 18-24 inches tall and about 5-10 lbs. Sorry for the poor photo quality as he was about 50-75 feet away taken with a POS camera. Thanks for your feedback.
  16. We were out at the Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge in Shirley, NY and saw this bird. I think it is a juvenile Bald Eagle. Am I correct?
  17. I co-worker of mine told me that I could share his fantastic photos taken recently at the Klamath NWR in Tulelake Ca and Klamath Falls OR. He has some gorgeous shots of many Bald Eagle at different ages, Red-tails, Harriers and a few gorgeous pictures of a Rough-legged Hawk, which I have yet to check in my life list. There are also great pictures of the eagles hunting in the marsh with Tundra Swans, Snow Geese, Greater White-fronted geese, and Red-winged Black birds in full panic. The area is beautiful and you just about can't get to a more remote section of California. The big volcano is the beautiful Mt. Shasta in California and the smaller one that is very pointy is Mt. McLoughlin in Oregon. The brown volcanic bluffs are in the Lava Beds National Monument. The lakes/marsh are both Tule Lake and Klamath Lake. This area is great for the serious birder who wants to get away from the crowds. Enjoy! http://frieders3.smugmug.com/Vacation/Klamath-Falls-weekend-Jan-Feb-/Jan31st/ http://frieders3.smugmug.com/Vacation/Klamath-Falls-weekend-Jan-Feb-/Feb-1st/
  18. Sick, ugly or just wet?

    Seeing the post about the Cardinal asking if it's sick or just ugly reminded me of this Bald Eagle we found right along the Mississippi River June 6th just south of Nauvoo Ill. on our trip to Missouri. At first we thought it was kind of sickly seeing the one view of it but now I am thinking maybe it's just wet. What think ye?
  19. My gut feeling was juvenile bald eagle. Taken today, 19 January, 2013 in Ankeny Wildlife Refuge, OR Any help is appreciated.