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mcash70
Logan Lake, BC
(Zone 3a)

May 30, 2013
8:01 AM

Post #9539392

Yesterday morning on our way to town we saw this eagle feeding on a deer carcass by the side of the road, it was a huge bird as you can see from the deer which was a large one. We have both the Bald and Golden in our area, but because it is immature I am not sure which it is.

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Chillybean

Chillybean
Near Central, IA
(Zone 5a)

May 30, 2013
8:20 AM

Post #9539421

I believe this is a Bald Eagle. Here is a site with comparison illustrations.
http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=132018

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

May 30, 2013
8:33 AM

Post #9539441

Yep, Bald - note the white underwing coverts but dark brown flight feathers (on Golden, dark coverts but white bases to the flight feathers).

Resin
mcash70
Logan Lake, BC
(Zone 3a)

May 30, 2013
8:50 AM

Post #9539461

Chillibean, thanks for the ID and the Hancock link, it's a very good one.

Resin, thank you also for the confirmation on the ID, I had thought it was probably a Bald. I will add the photos to the Birdfiles database.

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