Young Bald Eagles are a similar size and coloring to Golden Eagles. A close look at where their mottling patterns occur, whether their legs are feathered or unfeathered, bill size, seasonality and location can help narrow down the identification.
Range maps from Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s All About Birds:
National Eagle Center’s Bald Eagle and Golden Eagle field trips: https://www.nationaleaglecenter.org/eagle-viewing/
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