Thursday, January 11, 2018

"Sizing Up in Flight"...

An immature Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) trying to impress an adult (left) in flight with its wingspan. Adults average 7-foot wingspans. This adult was actually chasing-off the younger eagle from its hunting grounds. Adults gain full adult plumage at around five years, which includes white head and tail feathers, yellow beak and eyes.

Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge, Arkansas. January 6, 2018.
This photograph is cropped as they were about 1/2 mile away.
Photo # KSA_5069c.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

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