two newborn baby bald eagle eaglets in the nest. Young eagles do not leave the nest until about 75 days after being born. They will not attain adult plumage, the white head, or breed until 4 or 5 years of age. This picture was taken in mid May about 15 days after being born. Alaska
The bald eagle, with its snowy-feathered (not bald) head and white tail, is the proud national bird symbol of the United States—yet the bird was nearly wiped out there. For many decades, bald eagles were hunted for sport and for the "protection" of fishing grounds.
Bald Eagles they fly around the locks and ferry's in the St Louis Missouri area on the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers in the winter time - beautiful!