Is This a Golden Eagle?
(Gananoque, Ontario, Canada)
I photographed this bird in a tree at Halstead's Bay, along the Thousand Islands Parkway east of Gananoque, Ontario on January 20, 2013 at about 10:30 am.
The wind was gusting out of the west at about 70 km/hr and I don't think he was too keen to fly at the time.
He sat there for at least 15 minutes before leaving.
He had to weigh in excess of 10-12 lbs.
The photo was taken using a Canon 7D and 18-250 mm lens (at 250 mm) at a distance of about 75 feet.
Is it a Golden Eagle?
Wow, thanks for the picture Mike, I'm not sure whether that is a Golden or an immature Bald, and I'm thinking you might be right, but I bet one of our readers will know for sure!