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Mid-Summer Bald Eagle Activity
Keta | July 16, 2008 at 07:07 amby
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This week the low tide at Spanish Banks in English Bay (Vancouver) comes in the morning. It's usually a good time to get some eagle footage, as there are generally less people about and the light tends to be very good. Yesterday I was there before 9:00am, already the sun was quite hot and the eagles were scarce.
From what I could see, they must fish and hunt in the dawn hours, because by mid-morning they just flew from the shore out to the water, scoop up a fish and fly right back. Usually they sit on the sand after they have eaten, kind of relaxing, or maybe just taking in the scenery.
I did manage to get reasonably close a couple of times, but only for a moment before the eagle flew away. I did have the good fortune of being able to follow one back to what I believe to be their nest site. It sat in a tree just above the road so I got a good shot of that, then flew off to the waterfront only to come back very soon, fly right over my head and sit back in the exact same branch.
I'm going down right now for some more footage, am hoping that by being an hour earlier I can have better luck.
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