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Seen this one this morning near a river while canoeing in Rochester, MN. At these times you wish you brought the big lens...

I also noticed just now that he/she is holding one of the claws very strange (in all the photo's I took), would this be normal?

 

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A young Bald Eagle is correct. As for the claw, it might be injured. Birds can live with this, though, and I don't think you should worry about it... unless it's visibly struggling to walk or fly.

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Thanks for the confirm! I did not notice the claw until looking at the photo on the pc. It was pure curiosity but lets hope it is nothing for him/her 🙂

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Juvenile eagles often sit in the nest with both feet closed like this. Since the bird is only recently fledged, it may still have that habit.

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