Tag Archive | Bald Eagles

The Eagles Have Landed~

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Soaring Eagles,

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touch earth,
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for a time,
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but never really,
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leave the sky.
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Their home is always,
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in the clouds.
Cheers to you the stunning eagles of Vancouver Island~
(Note: Dark colored eagle is a juvenile)

The Fjords of The Sunshine Coast~

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(Please click to enlarge).
We are in a very remote cabin. People may say this sometimes when maybe it isn’t really true. But trust me. It is completely true. This is how our luggage was brought up to our “off the grid,” hyrdo (read river) powered cabin in The Tantulus Mountains.
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Our “stuff” was truck-pulled up the funicular (my word), dumb-waiter (my husband’s word) to our minimal-carbon footprint “chalet.” There are a lot of rules to living up here which I will not bore you with, but the place is so knock your socks off beautiful you won’t believe it, and I will post photos of it soon so you will believe it.
I am however chronologically (as well as spelling and directionally) challenged, so I am going to post the photos in consecutive order. For now, check out the spectacular beauty of The Sunshine Coast.
I managed to post these because we left our chalet and drove down the pitted dirt road in the peaks, to go get groceries, where I found a place that actually had wifi! God Bless Starbucks! They really are everywhere and they always have wifi, as well as low-fat Carmel Macchiato latte……ahhhhhh civilization! You don’t appreciate it until you leave it.
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This is the view from the place we stayed in Egmont before we commenced “roughing it.”
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It is located on the Shookumuchuck Inlet.
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The inlet is in a vast wilderness area reached via Egmont Canada.
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These rock formations are further up the inlet, viewable by boat, in the Jervis Inlet.
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There are bald eagles everywhere!
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Cheers to you from our stunning, lovingly constructed mountain abode, in the tantalizing, non-latte drinking, tips of the Tantulus Mountains!

Bald Eagle Family on Their Kill!

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Check out the bald eagle family on their kill! We saw seven eagles today and I got a lot of clicks. I was puzzled when I came upon a fresh kill site and was looking around trying to figure out who the predator was, when all of a sudden I looked up and realized I was at a eagle’s fresh kill site being stared at by a most perturbed eagle! That’s him above. (Please click to enlarge).
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Here is the juvenile. What a thrill to watch him! He was as big as mama.
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Beautiful isn’t he?
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Here’s the eagle on the kill. There were multiple kills deposited here, fish and birds.

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The eagle has landed!
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Here is mama and her offspring.

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This eagle was outside our balcony when we got up this morning, farther away, but still a thrill!
We are in Egmont Canada where these photos were taken. Internet is via satelite and is extremely slow here so please forgive me for not being able to follow your posts as I would like. I can only squeak out a post when the satelite is beaming it’s rays upon me, which isn’t often! In two days we move deeper into the wilderness, into the Tantalus Mountain Range where the peregrines and bald eagles nest in the highest concentration in North America! We missed the orcas today spy hopping in the inlet.
Cheers to you and may the spirit of the eagles soar directly to your heart, as they have into mine!