Kind of a fun image from the beginning of March at a lake on the Colorado plains. These three majestic creatures were sharing a tree in between taking turns going fishing. It is a nice showcase of how Bald Eagles looks change from when they are juveniles to when they are adults.
When they are first born and for their first year of life, they are mostly brown. From their second to third year they start to lighten up and their beak begins to yellow. The top bird is a good example of this stage. The middle eagle is between three and four years old and is showing a good bit of white in its head and its beak is almost entirely yellow. The bottom eagle is of course a full adult with the distinctive white head and regal features everyone knows.
Have a great weekend!