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Juvenile Southern Bald Eagle


This Southern Bald Eagle was spotted perched up in a tall Cypress Tree along an almost deserted rural road near the Lower Suwannee Wildlife Refuge (Road 326).  I happened to see the eagle while we were driving and asked my husband, the driver, to stop so I could perhaps get some pictures of the bird.  We stopped along the side of the road and I walked  on the road from a distance, and got these pictures.  The eagle was a juvenile as it is a mottled brown with lots of white feathers on its body.  As the eagle matures it changes into the more recognizable brown and white coloring that most people know of.

I took these pictures on November 15, 2014 when we were visiting Cedar Key and the Lower Suwannee Wildlife Refuge (fairly close to Cedar Key).  I really love seeing Bald Eagles and am quite glad to have seen one of the reported 17+ pairs of Bald Eagles that live in this area.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!



Comments on: "Juvenile Southern Bald Eagle" (3)

  1. just beautiful! like the wing stretch so you can see all his white, still. 🙂

    • Hi Theresa, Yes, this is an older juvenile. I am really happy to see as many Bald Eagles as I do here in Florida. They seem to be doing well. Have a fantastic Tuesday tomorrow!

  2. I always think the Eagles are a cool sighting.. No matter how many times I see them.. Great shots.. Have a happy week ahead!

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