A. Typically in the wild probably between years. Some eagles in captivity have lived up to 50 years, but in the wild they would not live as long. The bald eagle is actually a sea eagle (Haliaeetus species) that commonly occurs inland along rivers and large lakes. The adult male is about 90 cm (36 inches) long and has a wingspan of 2 metres ( feet). Females, which grow somewhat larger than males, may reach cm (43 inches) in length and have a wingspan of metres (8 feet).
This is how an adult eagle prepares its nest for the breeding season. Those of our viewers who watch wild Bald Eagles Romeo and Juliet in NE Florida, have seen an entire dead tree being defrocked of its limbs as the adult eagles prepared for their nesting season, bringing branch after branch after branch from this tree to strengthen and. Adult bald eagles are powerful, brown birds that may weigh 14 pounds and have a wingspan of 8 feet. Male eagles are smaller, weighing as much as 10 pounds and have a wingspan of 6 feet. Sometimes confused with golden eagles, bald eagles are mostly dark brown until they are four to five years old and acquire their characteristic coloring.