Posted on September 29, 2022September 30, 2022 by L. L. CoblePhoto of the Day An early-season Golden Eagle passes the lookout at Second Mountain Hawk Watch in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, today. This eagle is not an adult. White in the tail indicates that it has not yet reached its fifth year of life. It may have spent the summer wandering well south of breeding grounds in northeastern Canada, then, upon commencing autumn migration, arrived here well ahead of the nesting birds. To learn more about determining the age of Golden Eagles, click the “Golden Eagle Aging Chart” tab at the top of this page. Though the large flights of Broad-winged Hawks are done for 2022, the greatest number of other raptors, including Golden Eagles, will be passing local counting stations during the coming five weeks, so be certain to also click the “Hawkwatcher’s Helper” tab to find details on regional sites that you can visit.