A juvenile bald eagle carried away its prey last week near the U.S. 34 Bypass in west Greeley. Juvenile bald eagles look very different from adults. Young bald eagles are almost entirely brown with occasional white markings on the underside of the wings and chest. As the juvenile gets older, the bill will turn from dark brownish-black to yellow and the head and tail turn white. Benjamin Franklin once said, “I wish the eagle had not been chosen as the representative of this country. He is a bird of bad moral character; he does not get his living honestly.” Franklin wanted the turkey as the nation’s bird. Imagine what Thanksgiving would be if that happened.
Photo story: Snack for an Eagle in Greeley
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