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      Found a baby bird or a sick or injured bird?   07/11/17

      Here is a short article with advice for what to do if you find a baby bird or one that appears to be sick or injured. Bird rescue article Please feel free to post here if you have questions or need more help.
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marblerye

Golden Eagle or Bald Eagle

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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!

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23 minutes ago, psweet said:

Big head and bill, white mottling on the belly and underwing coverts, this is a young Bald Eagle.

agreed

 

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Big head, not long tail resulting in head projection nearly equal to tail projection = Bald;

small head, longish tail resulting in tail projection being obviously much longer than head projection = Golden

 

This is illustrated well in most of the field guides.

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