Juvenile Bald Eagles may not be quite as handsome as they will be when they turn five and have their full, white heads, but that doesn’t mean they are bad looking. Indeed, they are gorgeous as well, even if they look quite different. As a benefit to wildlife watchers, the young ones are also far more tolerant of people, oftentimes viewing us bipedal lifeforms as a curiosity.
Such was the case with this juvenile in Adams County, Colorado this past winter. It was perched on a pole alongside a country road and me stopping right beside it didn’t bother it one bit. In fact, it sat there staring at me just as I was staring at it.
Have a great weekend and TGIF!