Eagles, eagles, eagles everywhere -- was my line but as of today I have to amend that: Eagles and Salmon, Eagles and Salmon and Eagles and Salmon and PEOPLE everywhere! Wow!
The 18th Annual Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival was incredible. Twice the number of eagles heard of the buffet being offered and appeared. The salmon, live spawning and already dead and offering their bodies to the eagles, were present in the 10s of thousands and the weather supported the largest crowds ever. What more could we -- or eagles -- ask for!! Well -- we think about twice as many people also visited the Festival to view our eagles and salmon.
The Saturday "at dawn" count revealed 2380 eagles on the Chehalis Flats and Harrison Bay -- about twice the number over last year. Rain had been sparse the past couple of weeks and the river was very low revealing lots of salmon carcasses for the eagles to eat. About 260 great majestic trumpeter swans came in and over-nighted on Harrison Bay -- always a magnificent addition.