Bald Eagle Juvenile
While visiting my daughter in northern Kansas, I saw a lot of Bald Eagles. Most were sitting on the ice sheet in Lake Waconda. A few were sitting on the remnants of the old highway, now mostly covered by the lake. The rest were hanging out in trees that surrounded the lake. Based on my research, it looks like these eagles are temporary residents of this area. Their fall migration begins when the lakes and rivers in their nesting areas freeze over. They go south to find open water. They move back to their northern nesting grounds in the spring. This image was of a one year juvenile that flew fairly close, as I was sitting at the edge of Lake Waconda.