of our Bald Eagle photos were captured in the Alaska wild, mostly on the Kenai
Peninsula. It is a pleasure to watch such magnificent birds. I am
fortunate to live in a place with a large population of Eagles. There are
numerous nests in and around Seward, and it is not uncommon to have Eagles
sitting in the tree near our house, and on occasion, in our backyard.
A mature Bald Eagle is easily
recognized by its white head. Juvenile bald eagles are a mixture of
brown and white and will not develop adult plumage, including the white
head feathers, until they reach maturity at 4 to 5 years of age.
With a wing span of up to 7.5 feet and weighing between 8 to 14 pounds the Bald
Eagle is Alaska's largest resident bird of prey.