Driving out to Harrison Mills in the Fraser Valley, BC to take a boat tour to view Bald Eagles on the Harrison River. These spectacular raptors gather here every year to feed on the salmon that have come to spawn in the river. St the start of the day the fog was so thick that it was very difficult to see the river. Luckily the fog lifted by the time we got to the boat and we were presented with beautiful blue skies, feeling the warmth of the October sun.
Taking photos in a small boat can be a bit of a challenge. Any time another boat passes by, creating waves, makes it difficult to get a clear shot when it is all handheld. Just to be out on the river was exciting though. The banks were lined with fisher men and women, casting and waiting patiently, while the salmon were jumping. How frustrating that must have been!
If you love seeing these wonderful raptors you should check out the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival. November 16+ 17. Take a lovely drive out to this area and drink in the beautiful colors of autumn and enjoy the wildlife that surrounds us.
A sense of freedom is felt while watching these raptors soar high into the skies and scan over the river with the Cascade mountains as a backdrop.
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