This weekend I went to see the Bald Eagles at Starve Rock. The weekend is sponsored by the Illinois Audubon Society, US Army Corps of Engineers, Starved Rock, Foundation, Audubon and the lodge.
Here are some interesting facts I learned this weekend about the eagles. They stand up to 3 ft tall with a wingspan of 7-8 ft. Although make and female eagles share the same plumage, females, as in most birds of prey, are somewhat larger then males.
The adult birds are characterized by their white head and tail and yellow beak and eyes. Immature birds exhibit a brownish plumage and they will not attain the white head and tail