Eagles at Harrison Mills

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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