I spotted this majestic eagle perched on a branch peering down at me. the bald eagle has a white head, with brown black feathers that covers its body. with a wing span of seven feet! this bird looks as if it weighs about 8 to 12 pounds. this eagle uses its large talens and strong beak to feed on dead animals but it will also eat live fish and chickens. usually when the females lay eggs two chicks will only survive after hatching.