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The adult Bald Eagle is mainly brown- to blackish, with a white head and tail. The sexes are identical in plumage, but females are larger than males. The beak is large and hooked. The plumage of the immature is brown, it will remain that way for about 5 years. Bald Eagles are not actually bald, the name is derived from the older meaning of the word, "white headed".
Most of Canada and Alaska, all of the contiguous United States, and northern Mexico. It is found near large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply and old-growth trees for nesting. They will migrate to find open water in their northern most territories, with many birds from Canada, flying south as needed in able to fish continually during the winter, when lakes tend to freeze over solid.
This sighting was made while we were fishing for dinner. We managed to catch a few fish, and so did this bald Eagle. Many times in the past I have been fishing and have witnessed an eagle take a fish much bigger then anything I was catching.This day it managed to catch a perch smaller then those I was catching. I did get the biggest catch of the day and it was not a fish, it was these captures of this awesome Bald Eagle.