My wife and I recently encountered this eagle swooping past us with a rather decomposed salmon in its talons. It landed on a nearby tree branch and fortunately I had my camera ready for action. I didn’t think this was a bald eagle, but found out later that it was an “immature bald eagle” – it takes them 4 years to get the classic white head look. Btw – it took me 40 years to achieve the same look! Their wing span is 80 inches – a little wider than I can stretch my arms. Click on an image for larger view.