Molting Juvenile Bald Eagle Fishing
It's very special to be able to capture images of a juvenile bald eagle on the verge of getting it's adult colouring. This lone juvenile has the entire sandbar out at the farthest reach of Spanish Banks in English Bay (Vancouver) to itself. There are quite a few white feathers on its head, and less peeking out from between its dark body feathers. But when it flies, the underneath of the wings still maintain a clear cappuccino-coloured pattern!
When the low tide comes in the morning I do my best to get out there, because the light is very good and the eagles are active (plus there is very few people about).
The fish are so plentiful the eagle just has to hop/walk over and drag one out of the water. Which it does no less than three times. The fish get trapped in the outgoing tide, and can't get back to open water once sandbar gets big enough to cut off their access.
The eagle takes off, swoops around and lands a few times in good view of my camera.