Location: CO Born but working in Athens, TX for now.
Did ya notice the ones with the dark heads and the splotched backs? Looked like a completely different species. I'm not a bird watcher and the only eagles I've seen are Balds and Goldens. Does anyone know what these birds are?
They are all bald eagles. The ones with white heads/ tails are mature and the others are juveniles. I was watching one yesterday picking off some fish a guy walked away from while ice fishing. He moved to a spot 100 yds away and the mature eagle swooped down and took a perch he had left. My wife took a picture of a mature eating a male mallard duck a year ago while sitting in a tree in our yard. At the same time 2 juvies were eating more right on the beach. They wouldn't bring them to the tree. The next day I went down there and saw several duck carcasses. They are really beautiful birds and this time of the year I see them several times each week.
I raise this glass in tribute to old friends...Davidmil and Rickmur. Two of the originals who made this place great. Rest in Peace.