tattered

While sitting at one of the boat ramps this morning, I heard an osprey give its “eagle alert” call.
I looked up to see this ragged 2 year-old eagle soar past and head for the osprey.
The osprey dashed off with the juvenile eagle right behind it.
This eagle probably just started his 2 year of life.
The tattered feathers on tail and wings have been well-used in his first year of life.
He is just beginning his first molt of his original flight feathers.

WALK3999 03-25-16 @ 09-33-47 Pea Ridge 2 yo Ebenezer

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