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Need help with an ID

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Backdoctor, Apr 2, 2005.

  1. I went out late in the Savannah's Preserve, by where the adult Eagles hunt to feed their chick. Shot a couple osprey, and was chatting about gear with a visitor when he pointed out two birds. One was an osprey, this was the other. Could it be an immature baldie? Cant be the baby from the nest as it hasnt fledged yet. What do you think. The images arent the best as my shutter speed was 1/400th with my 300 and 1.4x on, and I literally just turned, pointed and shot.

    original.
    NIKON D2H    ---    420mm    f/7.1    1/400s    ISO 320



    this one I tried to blow up, but not sharp enough
    original.
    NIKON D2H    ---    420mm    f/7.1    1/400s    ISO 320
     
  2. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Looks like a juvi Eagle, maybe.
     
  3. I would say for sure it is an eagle.
     
  4. the more I think about it, look at the beak, a long one like an eagle, not a short one like a hawk.
     
  5. Sure locks like a juvi eagle to me
     
  6. Baywing

    Baywing

    Feb 22, 2005
    CT USA
    Looks like an eagle to me.....
     
  7. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Beautiful pose on the first shot Harris.

    Juvini Baldy...

    How did you like the Savannas. Remember mentioning it to you at the Shoot. Let me know what you thought.

    Also.

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  8. Leigh

    Leigh

    Feb 19, 2005
    Alabama
    I concur...looks like a juvenile baldy....appears he might be molting? I did a little research and found a pic very similar to yours, as far as the feather coloring goes...
    Cheers!
     
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