|Bald eagle, Lake Boon 2011 (Martin French)|
|Bald eagle with a fish (Internet photo). Click on photos to enlarge|
|Juvenile bald eagle lacks the white feathered head and tail,|
and beak has not yet turned yellow. (Internet photo)
|Adult Golden Eagle (Internet download)|
**The Golden Eagle is native to North America, but unlike the Bald Eagle, not limited to North America. Golden Eagles prey primarily on small mammals, and prefer open plains and mountains to densely wooded terrain. But they do wander east as far as Massachusetts, and can be mistaken for immature Bald Eagles. The original federal Act (1940) protected only Bald Eagles, but was extended to cover Golden Eagles in 1962.