Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Magnifying the passion for nature. Zeiss Victory Harpia 95. New!

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old Thursday 12th November 2009, 01:13   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Wildwood Mo
Posts: 86
Golden Eagle or Young Bald Eagle? Missouri

I lean toward Golden but there are some locally that say it isnt. Just looking for opinions!

Thanks in advance!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	709820197_s8ucj-L.jpg
Views:	450
Size:	143.1 KB
ID:	227972  
stlouisguy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Thursday 12th November 2009, 01:35   #2
james holdsworth
Consulting Biologist
james holdsworth's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: ontario
Posts: 2,993
It's a Bald. The bill is too massive for Golden. Also, even though there is a suggestion of the golden nape, it is not nearly prominent enough for Golden Eagle.
james holdsworth is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Thursday 12th November 2009, 02:41   #3
Registered User
BF Supporter 2018
birdboybowley's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: W Sussex, England
Posts: 8,219
Agree with Bald
"...Bureaucracy is a parasite that preys on free thought and suffocates free spirit..." Douglas Adams
birdboybowley is online now  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2016 2017 2018 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Thursday 12th November 2009, 09:43   #4
Registered User
apbarr's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Old Plean, Scotland
Posts: 2,225
Agreed, beak looked too big for Golden even in thumbnail view
apbarr is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2009 2010 2011 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Thursday 12th November 2009, 17:54   #5
Master Naturalist, NE
Tero's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 8,409
Yes, I guess bald. Never seen but these youngsters so I would probably not find a golden easily. It has been seen in Missouri in November, but maybe not this far East.
humorblog Blackbirds: Nebraska birds:
ABA list: 356 black-bellied whistling duck
Tero is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2005 2006 2007 Support BirdForum With A Donation


Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
juvenile bald eagle vs. golden eagle phil seu Bird Identification Q&A 3 Wednesday 30th September 2009 22:14
Bald or Golden Eagle? TerryK Bird Identification Q&A 10 Tuesday 18th August 2009 12:53
Immature Bald Eagle? Golden Eagle? Other?! Yankee Bird Identification Q&A 5 Sunday 25th November 2007 19:25
immature bald or golden eagle? waka waka Bird Identification Q&A 4 Monday 15th January 2007 01:27
Young Bald Eagle? wbrower Bird Identification Q&A 5 Tuesday 3rd October 2006 22:27


Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.15705705 seconds with 15 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 20:18.