Today I have some eagles at Goldstream River.
I really like the white one at the top and wonder if he is one or two years old?
These eagles are drying out their wings after being in the river or from the rain.
The eagles gather at the river to eat the spawning fish.
There are several rivers in the local area but this river always has a lot of fish in it.
I think the photo above was from the Cowichan River area as some of the photos are mixed up so there may be some from Cowichan in here.
I always like to see the eagles at the rivers. I love the sounds they make and all the excitement.
The salmon provide the fat and food for the winter for many animals and birds. The Dipper loves to eat the eggs and the seagulls are the clean up crew for anything that is left over.
The salmon are dragged up on the shore by animals and birds and they fertilise the trees and give nutrients to the shoreline. The trees are dependent upon the fish and all of nature is dependent upon this cycle of life.
The fish die after they spawn so they give their life to the process of life.
I look forward to this cycle each year and it is part of my life as well. It is a time of renewal and reward for the animals and birds that gather. I hope it will go on long after I am gone.
There was heavy rain in some of the photos and a heavy mist in others. I like the challenge of taking my video and photos in the icy cold or rain. It makes me feel really alive.
In the video I think there was a class of school children standing behind where I got my video. I wanted them to move but what can you do. They were not very interested in the eagles either.
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Wild Bird Wednesday
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