|Bald Eagle. Lake Wohlford, near Escondido, California. February 16, 2014. Greg Gillson.|
The orange patagial tag on the wing numbered "83" could mean one of two things. It may have been a "problem bird" removed from an airstrip to a more remote area. Or, it could be a captive bred bird released as part of a re-introduction program.
In fact, if this is K-83, then it is a female hatched in 2008 at a nest at Two Harbors on Santa Catalina Island off the coast of Los Angeles. (See the Montrose Bald Eagle report from 2010.)