WEB PHOTO SPECIAL: Bald Eagles Take Flight
Monday, November 22 2010 @ 02:24 PM EST
Contributed by: karenbills
Dozens of bald eagles are currently descending upon the Harrison and Fraser rivers every day to feast on millions of salmon carcasses that have spawned in recent weeks.
While this year's large sockeye run has received a lot of media attention, low numbers of salmon returned to many other river systems up the coast of British Columbia bring the annual bald eagles to Chilliwack's back yard by the hundreds.
"The eagles have come in very early and in very large numbers," said David Hancock, a noted wildlife biologist and founder of the Hancock Wildlife Foundation.
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