If wishes were fishes…

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.


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Carrie Staples

Author, illustrator of "The Yarn Animal Book", probably the only craft book with instructions for making such unique yarn animals as an orangutan, an ant eater, a llama and a star-nosed mole and "The Single Minded Prince, a fairy tale for all ages about a boy and a pirate captain who both misbehave. The books and a booklet series based on each different yarn craft topic covered in "The Yarn Animal Book" (pompoms and other really easy yarn crafts, knitting, crocheting, rya, needlepoint and embroidery), are available on Amazon and Kindle.

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