Two young eagles have claimed an area north of Denver International Airport as their own. The pair is oftentimes perched on nearby utility poles and are quite tolerant of people. Yesterday one of them was on its favorite perch, keeping watch over its area. It was quite cold and the wind blowing a bit causing its feathers to be a bit ruffled.
This eagle is likely between two and three years old. It won’t be until it is five that it will have the characteristic dark body and white head.
View more pictures from this day’s photo excursion below.