WEB PHOTO SPECIAL: Bald Eagles Take Flight

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During a jet boat tour with Fraser River Safari on Wednesday, noted biologist David Hancock of the Hancock Wildlife Foundation talks about the thousands of bald eagles that return to the Harrison River to feast on salmon carcasses every year.
 

During a jet boat tour with Fraser River Safari on Wednesday, noted biologist David Hancock of the Hancock Wildlife Foundation talks about the thousands of bald eagles that return to the Harrison River to feast on salmon carcasses every year.

Photograph by: Paul J. Henderson, for the TIMES

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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