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By: Keta (offline) on Monday, December 19 2011 @ 01:59 PM EST  
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Keta-was on the tour with her video camVery Happy(hope to see a link hear soon)Nice meeting youSmile




my goodness what a dreadful photo very embarrassed . . . certainly not a glamour shot! haah Help emo

that's what we go through to get the good eagle shots for you guys! Wub

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By: elle (offline) on Tuesday, December 20 2011 @ 12:03 AM EST  
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Wow!

Haven`t visited this thread for about a week and look at all the new posts!

lindago: Great slide show.

Larry and Dawn: So glad you were able to take the safari. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAWN!!

tef: Meet you next year too, perhaps:question:

Keta: We met at Fledgefest several years ago. Thanks for the videos.


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By: davidh (offline) on Tuesday, December 20 2011 @ 10:33 AM EST  
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Fish Carcasses Still in Abundance -- and so are the Eagles

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Last Saturday was again a wondrous day on the Harrison River with the Fraser River Safari Tours -- a boat load of people saw some 3500 eagles -- an incredible sight.

The spawning is over and only dead fish carcasses are still around though we did see a few "dying salmon" in a deeper pool near the Harrison River Bridge. They were spawned out and waiting to die -- and being watched by many eagles.

With the fish carcasses being fewer this week the competition among the eagles is getting greater. One benefit for us viewers is that carcasses that are lying along the main river channel that we travel are more eagerly sought by the eagles -- so we see the eagles at closer range. The water levels of the entire Harrison - Chehalis system is still very low which keeps the spawned out salmon in the immediate area. If we get huge floods this washes the carcasses out to deeper waters and away from the eagles' access. On the other hand, lying in wait in these deeper waters are an enormous number of huge sturgeon. Fisherman come from around the world to see and catch these 185 million year old fish. Some 4000 sturgeon have been tagged in this area.

While sturgeon are a rare and endangered species world wide, we have a very large "catch and release" fishery right here. This has also been used to tag the fish for a better understanding of their movements and life expectancy. We often see the fisherman -- usually several at a time, since the fish can weight several hundred pounds -- dragging these monsters into the shallow water for the "trophy photo" before letting these ancient behemoths go.

Jo and Rob, who own Fraser River Safari Tours, who make these trips into these unique waters possible, have agreed to undertake another tour -- Dec. 29, Thursday. 10:30 a.m. at Kilby. I will be aboard to see this incredible site again and offer some biological and historical perspective on the eagles and other wildlife. I recommend this tour in their warm covered tour boat as a way of seeing something absolutely unique in the world. Hope to see you on the 29th. FRS Tours: 604-826-7703 or 1-866-348-6877 toll free.

http://www.fraserriversafari.com/FRSeag ... ounds.html

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By: mmud (offline) on Thursday, December 22 2011 @ 03:34 AM EST  
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Beautiful pics of the eagles Shrub.
The years are zippin' by fast enough, but I know what you mean about "can't wait for nest years FVBEF". Smile
Lovely pics and cool vids from your visit to the Flats Keta.
I hope your cam survived!

A nice sunny day here so I headed back to Harrison Flats for another visit. There are still a lot of eagles in the area
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By: mmud (offline) on Thursday, December 22 2011 @ 03:35 AM EST  
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By: mmud (offline) on Thursday, December 22 2011 @ 03:37 AM EST  
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By: urban Eagle (offline) on Friday, December 23 2011 @ 11:13 AM EST  
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waveFriends,

Scott,glad the sun was out for you Clapping
Great Pics
Here is the link to our lunch video
http://youtu.be/UBsl2qphVFo
Hope to get out that way one more time myself

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By: terrytvgal (offline) on Saturday, December 24 2011 @ 06:25 PM EST  
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Calling all our wonderful photographers! Check this out! A Photo Contest specifically for photos of birds! Give it a try why don't you?!


... the contestís focus is on photography that is ethical, grounded in the utmost respect for the conservation of birds and their habitats, and without unnecessary digital manipulation. ...

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I am only going to post this in 2-3 places so please spread the word among the other photographers!


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