Last weekend was the Eaglefest in the Kilby area, about a half hours drive from here. We were there today and were treated to dozens of Bald Eagles along the river. They come every fall to feed on the spawning salmon.
The trees were full of the regal raptors. I can count six in this tree alone.
We stopped near this farm and walked up onto the river bank. See the three eagles in the tree?
On the river bank we were witness to several large eagles catching salmon and feeding. It was very exciting to be so close to them. These pictures are a bit grainy as I had to zoom right in on them and my camera doesn't have a great zoom lens. Also it was quite overcast and the light was poor.
This guy put up quite a valiant struggle to catch what must have been a 15 lb salmon. He could bearly drag it from the water.
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Once he got it to the bank he had to sit an rest before he could eat. It was wonderful to hear the cries of the nearby eagles calling out in excitement as he battled with the salmon.
With that hooked beak and massive talons, that salmon was soon gone.