Hoping that the bird would not fly away until I got down to my "sit spot" closer to the water, I kept my eyes on it while making my way over the fallen limbs and protruding rocks. And to make it more challenging, since the nest had failed, I did not have my camera or tripod with me, let alone my folding seat!
Anyway, placing my trusty bean bag on a good sized boulder as a cushion for the scope, I knelt down. The photos are not "camera quality" but hopefully you can somewhat see what a 4th year immature looks like. This bird hatched out in 2017 (so 2017 counts as year one). Now what Is also interesting are two well known facts about Eagles: they never forget where they were born; they frequently return "home".
One more note to add to the mix...this nest fledged one in 2017. Hmmmmm....I wonder????
seeing, saying, and sharing...
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