Immature Bald Eagle

I photographed this Immature Bald Eagle at Charleston City Lake in Charleston, Arkansas.

Up until its fifth year, when it reaches sexual maturity, the immature Bald Eagle’s plumage is dark brown with haphazard white striping.

The term “bald eagle” actually refers to a bird that is “white headed,” not actually bald.

Immature Bald Eagle Immature Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus-leucocephalus)

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R7
  • Lens: RF 800mm F11 IS STM


  • Location: Charleston City Lake (Arkansas)
  • Date and Time Taken: January 15, 2023 (09:39 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f11
  • Shutter speed: 1/2500
  • ISO: 1000 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0 EV
  • Focal Length: 800 mm

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