This young bald eagle is hungry and he is descending on his breakfast of chicken carcasses at the Nova Scotia Eagle Watch. The Annapolis Valley has the largest wintering ground for bald eagles in eastern North America. Every year hundreds of them converge on this part of Nova Scotia. It is an amazing sight!
Young ‘fledged’ bald eagles are quite large but they look very different than the adults and they do not have a white head or tail. This guy is nearly mature and has most of his adult feathers but you can still make out some of the darker ‘adolescent’ feathers in his head.