Raptor Wednesday

There’s no mistaking the white head and tail of a mature Bald Eagle. The white-black-white pattern is visible from quite a distance. This is better practice, though. This is another Bald Eagle, but a young’s, without the white head and tail feathers yet.But what’s this? A Common Raven, one that seems to be missing the ends of its tail feathers. The wings are pretty ragged, too. The bird was calling, which certainly cinched the identification. What was the story with the feathers, I wonder?And now a new champion enters the lists of high overhead birds. Returning from wintering down south (some locals nesters have be tracked to Colombia), Osprey are now overhead. The somewhat gull-like shape of the wings and the color patterning of the underside help to help distinguish these.

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