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By: yalitldevl (offline) on Saturday, February 18 2012 @ 07:30 PM EST  
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Hi Hakristi!!! and welcome to HWF! :hello: great to have you here! I will give you some links to help you find your way around in the next post

Your most beautiful eagle and shot is a Bald Eagle. Wub

Why you might ask? Because Golden eagles do not have the white spread over the body that Balds do. I learned this in my many talks with the ornathologist at US Fish and Wildlife service

It's a beauty for sure! I'll be right back...off to collect you some links Titter

ok I'm back....

this link will take you to a page that shows "the latest posts". Now you can look down that entire page and simply go to any that peek your interest! how's that?

forum/index.php?op=lastx


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By: yalitldevl (offline) on Saturday, February 18 2012 @ 07:38 PM EST  
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here is the exact part of an email conversation about another very similar juvenile I had back at the beginning when I asked Judyb to start this thread for me....


A young Golden would have white only in concentrated patches at the base of the tail and primaries,not scattered throughout, as in this bird.

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another tip for you and all to watch for is the legs, get the legs and if the ankles are bare = Bald....if ankles to feet are feathered = Golden

this is a known Golden from the USFWS which is public domain. see the ankles?

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http://digitalmedia.fws.gov/cdm4/item_v ... OX=1&REC=3

from the same source, here Pat is a Bald Juvenile...they all have black tipped beaks and also note how the feathers do not go down to foot

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By: Anonymous: hakristi () on Saturday, February 18 2012 @ 08:28 PM EST  
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Hi!

Thanks the answer. I thought that is a BE juvenile.....
And especially because of the leg...

This forum is very informative. Keep going!!!
Actually that is the only place where I could find real information about juvenile BE & GE differences.






       
   
By: yalitldevl (offline) on Saturday, February 18 2012 @ 08:34 PM EST  
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you are most welcome! and please do a roam around as there is much, much more info on many things

this link takes you to the one that will teach the "how to's" of this all

forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=38&mode=&show=15

Hopefully see you again soon :hello:


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By: mmud (offline) on Wednesday, February 22 2012 @ 04:45 PM EST  
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Hi Lori :hello:

Pat B posted a link to this on the WTE thread. A nice close up of a Golden Eagle.

Golden eagle on White-tailed eagle Winter Cam in Estonia - Feb. 20/12


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By: MaryF (offline) on Tuesday, February 28 2012 @ 02:05 AM EST  
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Lori...Here's a Golden Eagle for you. He looks a bit frazzled in his head shot!! He's in great hands at the Wildlife Center of Virginia!! love


http://www.wildlifecenter.org/wp/2012/0 ... den-eagle/



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By: yalitldevl (offline) on Wednesday, February 29 2012 @ 08:39 PM EST  
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Ohhhh thanks so much Scott and Mary!! sleeping at the switch Green LOL

I'll go check those two links right now love


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By: Anonymous: shelley () on Tuesday, March 27 2012 @ 12:43 AM EDT  
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I saw an eagle this month that puzzled me. I'm in Saskatchewan, Canada, and this eagle was in Moose Mountain Provincial Park, near Kenossee.

It was flying high, lit by the sun. A friend said it was a Golden Eagle -- but from the wing pattern pictures in this thread, its light body and wide, flat wings, I'm wondering if it was instead a Juvenile Bald Eagle?


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Any help would be very welcome -- my thanks!





       
   



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