Date: 10/6/19 6:56 pm From: M Campbell (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: re: interesting juvenile eagle - possible Golden Eagle, Lake Russell Dam and launch ramp, Abbeville County, SC on Thursday Oct 3
There were two juvenile eagles at the Lake Russell Dam and launch ramp, Abbeville County, SC on Thursday Oct 3.
One was a juvenile Bald Eagle and I did not get photographs.
I got distant photographs of the second eagle as it perched in a pine tree, and I just posted the photographs to ebird and listed it as Golden Eagle. It seemed to have a smaller head and beak, lighter color on the head and nape compared to the rest of the body, and white on the underside of the tail.
I have gotten two opinions on my photographs. One person said the extent of feathers on the legs showed more of the yellow leg consistent with Bald Eagle; and the other person said that the extent of feathers covering the leg was consistent with Golden Eagle.