Friday, April 5, 2013

A Bald Eagle at Herrick's Cove

4th year bald eagle
Martha spotted this bald eagle today at Herrick's Cove, in Bellows Falls. There's still some dark feathers on his/her head and tail, so not quite an adult yet. Bald eagles take 5 years to fully mature.

We did notice the way his right wing is hanging a bit askew. You can see in the picture how the left wing is tucked up and on the tail but the right one isn't. Is this an injury? Luckily, it did not affect his flying.

In the pictures, you can see how the right wing looks a bit odd near the wrist.

What a majestic bird!!

1 comment:

  1. Breathtaking!! Fabulous bird. Hope the wing isn't seriously hurt.
    Want him/her to soar for a long lifetime.