Bald eagles are large birds of prey with a contrasting white head, compared to the dark plumage of their body. They are not bald but get their name as they were once known as the ‘Piebald Eagle’ and over time this was shortened to bald eagle.
Bald eagles are mainly solitary but will join with their partner during the breeding season. Where lots of food is available, they can gather in large numbers and can sometimes roost in large numbers. Some individuals will migrate to areas where food is plentiful.
They have especially adapted eyesight that allows them to see fish clearly under the water surface, which makes it easier for them to swoop down and grab the slippery fish with their strong talons.