. . . Back home, a Bald Eagle landed on a limb in my neighbor's tree. He is in a molting period, which is why he looks messy. Young eagles apparently molt five times before they reach adult plumage, which takes about five years. The adults molt after the breeding season, and their wing feathers molt at a separate time than the rest of their feathers. If someone knows any more< about this process, Al would be happy to know.