Bald Eagle – 1/4/23

Observer: Deborah Radovsky

Observation Date: 1/4/23

Observation Time: 3:15

Observation Location: Massapoag Ave, near Massapoag Lane, in a tree on edge of lake

Common Name: Bald Eagle

Scientific Name: Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Comments: This is a juvenile, between 3-4 years of age. Bald eagles can live a long time. The oldest recorded bird in the wild was at least 38 years old when it was hit and killed by a car in New York in 2015. It had been banded in the same state in 1977.

The largest bald eagle nest on record, in St. Petersburg, Florida, was 2.9 meters in diameter and 6.1 meters tall. Another famous nest—in Vermilion, Ohio—was shaped like a wine glass and weighed almost two metric tons. It was used for 34 years until the tree blew down.

More Information: All About Birds