Bald eagles can spend hours perched in trees overlooking water, their keen eyes alert for feeding opportunities.
For perching, bald eagles prefer tall, mature coniferous or deciduous trees that provide them with a wide view of their surroundings.
Young birds will attain their adult plumage within about five years. Immature bald eagles are sometimes mistaken for a golden eagle. But a young bald eagle has more white mixed into its overall coloration. Golden eagles are typically more solid in color, have smaller heads and their beaks have a blue-black hue.
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