An immature Bald Eagle sits on the flighty branch of a loaded spruce tree bough. This juvenile eagle preferred to observe other eagles fishing, rarely venturing off its perch. The brown feathers and reluctant behavior are characteristic of a young bald eagle. Once this bald eagle matures, it will molt, shedding this shabby brown coat and growing sleek new white hood and tail feathers.
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