By: David Hancock:
Bald Eagle Biologist
White and Small.
Never left alone for more than 2-3 minutes 1 - 10 day days
Starting Grey and Small. In warm weather left alone 1-10 minutes 1 1/2 - 3 weeks old
Grey sit up in nest.
Can be left alone in warm weather 10-+ min. 4-5 weeks old
Brown feather just starting to show in a few rows 6-7 weeks old
Brown feathers showing as dominant tracks 8-9 weeks old
Brown and full size body: No grey down showing. 10-12 weeks old
Fledglings: Uniformly brown: Chicks fledge at 80 to 90 days of age.