Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Another Damn Eagle


Another Damn Eagle, originally uploaded by macatay.

Port Hardy, British Columbia

N50°48'978

W127°22.218

Bald Eagles are as common as crows along this coast. Innocent city children who get sent to summer camp in the San Juan Islands learn to refer to the big birds as "another damn eagle". Port Hardy, with its concentration of sport fishing and fish processing plants, has an especially large population. They are so big - we saw one moving across a salt flat from a distance yesterday and mistook it for a large dog. This morning there was an eagle sitting on top of our mast. Still, they are impressive!

We ducked into Port Hardy to sit out a storm, and are now heading for Cape Scott and the west coast of Vancouver Island. It is eleven in the morning, and the Captain and his cousin, Toinette, are motoring slowly and trolling for salmon. Shortly, I will link the computer to the single side band radio and transmit this message and the photo file to the internet via the ham radio service. Wonders of nature and wonders of technology.

2 Comments:

Blogger Owen said...

That is an awesome photo!

August 08, 2006 4:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The largest population of Bald Eagles in the USA is at the Ketchikan city dump.

Moneta and I once saw a crow take a fish away from an Eagle.

clw

August 08, 2006 8:38 PM  

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