If my wishes were fishes these two scraggly juvenile bald eagles would have full bellies! They were both sitting on same branch of a southern red oak yesterday afternoon in the cold rain, wishing for better fishing in the river below them. The eagle on the left is probably older than the eagle on the right. Young juvenile eagles don’t have white heads and tails like adult eagles. A bald eagle is full grown when it is 5 years old. It won’t have a completely white head and tail until then. If you see a large, dark brown bird in a tree, look closely. You may have found a young bald eagle rather than a black or turkey vulture.