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Chehalis Fish Hatchery Underwater Fish CAM

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Chehalis Fish Hatchery  Underwater CAM  Installation

 

The Chehalis Fish Hatchery  is an incredible place to watch salmon -- all five species AND Steelhead & Cutthroat Trout.

The Hancock Wildlife Foundation, during the peak of the salmon runs from September through December, tries to keep a Live CAM focused on the passing and spawning salmon.  The following brief video was made by a BCIT student, Laura Murphy, showing a bit about the installation of the CAM and the area.

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Have a pleasant view or visit to the area.  The Chehalis -- Harrison Flats,  just north of the Harrison River Bridge on Highway 7 is also the home of our Fraser River Bald Eagle Festival -- the third weekend of November.

     www.fraservalleybaldeaglefestival.ca/society.html

Good fishing and eagling!

David Hancock

 

   

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CAmpbell River Eagle Festival - Release

Teachers Background Data

Campbell River Bald Eagle Festival  --  Eagle Release Video

Each February  not only do Bald Eagles gather in and around Campbell River on Vancouver Island BC to feast on the spawning herring but "Eaqle Watchers" descend to see them and enjoy the fine Festival to honor them.   The Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society  puts on the annual Fest and a highlight is the release of one of the eagles they have received 'hurt' but have spent countless hours mending, rehabilitating and again conditioning the bird so it can again live in the wild.

A Festival highlight, over and above the fine conservation -- educational displays and the list of fine lecturers, is the acutal release of an eagle back into the wild.

The following video, created by Laura Murphy of Angus Productions in cooperation with the Hancock Wildlife Foundation and BCIT, shows both the emotion-filled release and a glimpse at Festival activities.

     Campbell River Bald Eagle Festival Video


For details on the February 21, 2009 Festival see:

     www.wingtips.org/eagle_fest.htm

 

Have a good festival

David Hancock

 

 

 

 

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Father, kids witness bald eagle beating

Father, kids witness bald eagle beating
Father, kids witness bald eagle beating

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Sharp-eyed rescuers revive eagle found clinging to life

Sharp-eyed rescuers revive eagle found clinging to life
By Scott Sandsberry

Yakima Herald-Republic

YAKIMA The caller had reported seeing a dead eagle in his pasture, so when John McGowan approached it, he certainly didn't think he was looking at Sleeping Beauty.

Yep, he thought. Dead bald eagle.

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Bald Eagles Re-Use Same Nest -- Sometimes.

Bald Eagle Biology

Do Bald Eagles Reuse the Same Nest Year After Year?

The answer is commonly yes but the eagle territory often houses two or three alternative nests.  I use the word ‘territory’ here because this concept is really more important to eagles than the specific nest.  A breeding territory for eagles only houses a single active nest each year. On the other hand this territory may contain several nests that are alternatively used.

Most active eagle territories support a single nest that is used year after year.  So why do some  territories supports alternative nests and others don’t.  Good question and no single answer is likely applicable to all circumstances.  While a good solid undisturbed 600 year old conifer may support or have supported an eagles nest for 100 or even 200 or more years, most nests don’t last that long.  And certainly the breeding pair of eagles don’t last that long.  It is believed that eagles can live 50 or more years.  Most don’t.   While many conifer trees can live several hundred years most don’t and most deciduous trees live under 100 years. 

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