I’m not a birder, and I don’t know any birders, so I’m hoping one or more of our readers can tell me if these are immature bald eagles. Last year, the Wife and I were walking The Good Doctor’s Trail when we spotted a HUGE bird gliding down the Ganaraska river (most of the Doctor’s trail is along the Ganny). I got one chance for a fast photo by sneaking quietly down the trail, while watching the trees on the bank.
We’ve seen many more since then. However, they’re either too far away or obscured by trees to get clear shots. Then, about two weeks ago, Ranger and I were cruising on Anderson road (off the 4th Line from Cty Rd #10), and saw two of these perched in a tree, and another one soaring above them :
We’ve seen them just about every time we drive down Anderson and/or Kellogg road over the last few weeks. They gotta be eagles ’cause we watched some crows harassing one perched in a tree, and it was easily 4 times the size of the crows. I just can’t determine if they’re immature Bald or Golden Eagles. I’d love to see a mature Bald one. The last one I saw was in Nova Scotia, about 40 years ago. Any help would be muchly appreciated.
UPDATE December 12 2020 – I just returned from Lakeshore Rd. near Port Hope and have confirmation. This was majestically perched on a tree just off Lakeshore on Willow Beach Rd :
Now that’s a Bald Eagle.