This is what I saw and heard on Nov. 26th 2012. I was in the background of this great photographer Sasse (Make Sure you watch in HD)
View from Killby Bridge Harrison Mills Sunday Nov 26th 2012
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At around 8am at a distance of about 500 yards these eagles could be seen from Kilby bridge across the Harrison River. Some interested people stopped and had a look as I was filming. ( I was one of the interested people )
November 24th & 25th 2012 (click on pics for BIGGER high resolution versions)
One thing that I do alone because Cheryl does not share this passion is every year I go out to Harrison Mills, BC to see the almighty Majestic Bald Eagle. I also ride out each year as well. On Saturday I counted 10 other bikes on the road, today only 1. Temps started out at 2 C or 34 F and got as high as 7 C or 44 F. Best time of year to ride, heated liner, gloves, good base gear, BUFF hoodie under my helmet and good socks. Awesome!
Since joining BC Transplant last January I really enjoy my time away from work. When we are busy managing cases for work it’s easy to put in 30 hours straight. The time I get to ride for fun and engage in my hobby like eagle watching is rare while off call. This was a great weekend!
Which means almost Bald Eagle season by the spawning stream, called Kanaka Creek by our house. Salmon are here and shortly after usually about 20-30 eagles hang out to feed on the dying salmon. A small spawning stream runs by our house.
Not too far away is a place called Chehalis-Harrison Estuary. This is where at times you can see over 7000 Bald Eagles at a time enjoying a free meal of Salmon between end of Oct through Dec. We are known for our Bald Eagles this time of year and it truly is an amazing sight to see. I hope to get out there this year with camera in hand.
Short video of the local salmon trap where they count the fish each year. Continue reading
When not out riding my other love, other than my partner and dogs is wildlife. Bald Eagles especially. If you have been following this BLOG you will know this about me…Leslie.
Every year between November and early January Bald Eagles show up along the Fraser River in and around Harrison Mills, BC located about an hour East of where we live in Maple Ridge. The reason thousands of eagles and many other birds like it here is because of the abundant amount of salmon. The Chelahlis Flats is an important wildlife and fish habitat. Spawning salmon arrive in the Fall and the Eagles have feast eating the carcass’ of the dead fish. David Hancock, a Biologist studies this area and has a love and passion for eagles. I know David and he recently was quoted saying that we might have the largest concentration of eagles in one area in the world. Even more than Alaska now. This years count has been over 7,000 eagles.