2013 Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival Report

Festivals and Fun

 

Hi all:

What a month.  Our Harrison Mills eagles have returned earlier and in bigger numbers than ever before.  I can only hope the fish carcasses last.  If you have not been watching the Chehalis Tower cams you have been missing a world class spectacle.

Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival:    Then of course we have been preparing for the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival -- and all the Festival volunteers and so many of our HWF volunteers made incredible contributions and the whole event seems to have been a great success.  A "highlight" was the loss of electricity just as I was about to present my PowerPoint presentation.  No electricity, no projector or PowerPoint.  I carried on with a "talk" -- unillustrated and it seemed to go over well.

We had a special pair of guests this year -- Thor and Dorte Forslev, the Grandfather of all Bald Eagle Festivals -- his Brackendale / Squamish BE Festival will celebrate it's 27 year this January.  We were so pleased to have him honor our Festival.  The past few years, due to a major downturn in returning salmon in their river system, few salmon have returned to spawn and few eagles have appeared.  I am certain we have carried-fed most of his birds over the past few years.  The Squamish River this year is showing good salmon returns so their eagles will likely return.

 

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