Regal eagle

Photographer Christopher Mooney got this beautiful close-up of a golden eagle (or immature bald eagle?) near the shore of the Pepacton Reservoir yesterday.

Posted to the Watershed Post Flickr group. (Local photographers, if you'd like to see your photos on the Watershed Post, feel free to post them to our group pool.)

3/22/12 Update: Eagle-eyed reader Kevin Millar tells us via email that this handsome fellow is an immature bald eagle:

Looks like a third winter Bald Eagle.  It looks like the top of the head is starting to turn white.  I don't think Golden Eagles ever get the white feathering on the breast that this bird has, either.