I went on another Bald Eagle Tour. Access was limited to the area over the last few weeks. Because of the catastrophic flooding events in southern British Columbia, roads need to be repaired and many homes and businesses were flooded. Only essential travelling was allowed on Highway 7. But that changed Monday night. The travel ban got lifted and the highway is open to all travelers.
Naturally I had to drive down, checking out the area and see whether “my eagles” are ok. They are ok. However, the flood of three atmospheric rivers coming down in a just a few days plus the amount of water coming down all creeks and rivers had an effect on the number of eagles this year. While I can remember seeing thousands of eagles just two years ago. This year the numbers are shrunk rapidly. The high waters swept away many of the dead salmon scattering along the shores. And the current made it of course harder for the salmon swimming up against it.
However, it’s still impressive to be there and when I looked up, I could count about two dozens of bald eagles right above me doing their eagle thing. Flying around in circles and occasionally playing with each other in mid air. And of course, with some patience, I was able to spot a few eagles feasting on salmon and doing some close fly-by’s.
If you want to join me on my next Bald Eagle Tour – Fraser Valley, click the red button and check out all the details in my online shop. The Bald Eagle Tour – Fraser Valley is offered during the winter months. Because that is the time, when the eagles congregate at the river shorelines.