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Bald Eagle chills out for Freedom Friday

A very handsome example of our national emblem from this past Sunday. I happened across this adult and a juvenile perched along a suburban lake front. The young one was in no mood to have its picture taken and quickly departed.

The senior of the two though was more than willing to hang out and in fact, I waited for an hour and it never even once thought about leaving, eventually causing me to give up on any hope of an action shot. That’s okay though as I can sit and watch them for hours, no matter what they are doing.

Bald Eagles don’t get their distinctive white head until they are between four and five years old. Until then, their heads are dark in color resulting in juveniles oftentimes being mistaken for a hawk or a Golden Eagle.

I for one am glad the weekend is upon us and am very happy to be able to say TGIF! 😉

A handsome Bald Eagle poses for its portrait in Longmont, Colorado.  (© Tony’s Takes)

A handsome Bald Eagle poses for its portrait in Longmont, Colorado. (© Tony’s Takes)

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