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Bald or Golden Eagle?

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I'm thinking juvenile Bald eagle. Does everyone agree?

Could someone give me a guide to tell when it's Golden.  They are usually so high and difficult to ID

Grants Pass Or.

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Yes, they can be tricky when high overhead and lighting not favorable.  Agree on the immature Bald Eagle.  Note the white 'armpits' aka wingpits and the white band along lower end of tail.  These are telltale signs of a young Bald.

A young Golden will have white areas concentrated further up the wing at the base of the primaries, and at the base of the tail.  An adult will be brown overall, with somewhat paler flight feathers visible in good lighting.

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Thank you Bee_Keeper for explaining, That's how we learn.

We have had a couple Golden eagles hanging around.

I can hope, maybe some day

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