This immature bald eagle was brought to the raptor center recently. Some DNR people found him on the ground by a pond in a park. He was severely weakened and emaciated with a puncture wound in his chest. We don't know exactly what's wrong with him but are trying to get his strength back up so they can do more tests. His crop was full of beetle carapaces, so he was probably on the ground for a while trying to take care of himself. Poor guy.
Snapped a few other shots of things at the center
Took some shots of beaks and talons for an article I am writing for Untamed Science about predation....this will go under the 'morphology of a predator' section