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Chilliwack Bald Eagles

Post by mmud » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:05 pm

Welcome to the Chilliwack Bald Eagles thread.
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This site is for pictures and information about eagles and wildlife in the Chilliwack area and all are welcome to post their pictures and observations here.

The City of Chilliwack, British Columbia is a community of approximately 90,000 + people, located 100 kilometers east of the City of Vancouver in the beautiful Fraser Valley.
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These are 4 of the nests I originally monitored in 2010. Unfortunately all are now gone. 3 were lost in winter storms and one was removed by the land owner.
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This tree was also a favorite spot to check as each winter there were always lots of eagles here. Unfortuntely it was removed by the land owner January 13, 2010.
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There are still many nests in the area but none give me the closer views my original ones did. I still get out checking them when I can, just not nearly as often as I was previously able to.
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Re: Chilliwack Bald Eagles

Post by Iona » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:43 am

:woohoo: Now we just need a roadtrip :%:

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Post by Marg » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:02 pm

Yes Scott I agree with Iona. :D
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Re: Chilliwack Bald Eagles

Post by JudiW » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:09 am

Scott I know the weather has not been too good for backyard captures , but this coming week is suppose to change and instead of April showers it will be in like a lion and smooth like a lamb as the month goes on :windy: :rain: change to sunny skies :Cool: :luck:
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Post by JudiW » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:44 am

Scott I know the weather has not been good so far this Spring for photography of your wonderful back yard but it will be nice and sunny :rain: :windy:

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Post by txelements » Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:00 pm

:wave: Scott.....just checking in on your eagles :)

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Post by mmud » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:23 pm

It's been a long time since I've been able to get out and see some eagles but the day finally arrived.
A beautiful day at the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival. A little windy and most of the eagles were on the far side of the river but there were enough on this side to get a few pics.
My first stop was Sandpiper Golf Course around 9 am in the area the Harrison Mills eagle cam looks over. I could hear eagles calling out but couldn't see many. A couple flew by and a few more were perched in the trees.
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Post by mmud » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:27 pm

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Next I headed to the Observation Deck. There were a few on the river's edge.
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A fish flopped around close to this one but it didn't bother grabbing it.
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Post by mmud » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:29 pm

There were quite a few eagles spread out on the far sand bars visible from here.
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This youngster had a salmon in it's talon which was too heavy for it to fly off with.
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Post by mmud » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:30 pm

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Heading back to the parking lot there were several eagles perched near the walkway.
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Post by mmud » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:31 pm

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Post by mmud » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:32 pm

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Eagle Point was my next stop.
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Post by mmud » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:33 pm

Only one eagle in the area posing for anyone walking by the salmon spawning pond. You could see many more on the sand bars and on the other side of the river.
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Post by mmud » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:35 pm

This immature eagle flew over carrying part of a fish.
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I could see (and hear) the Fraser River Safari boat David was on as it went by. They would have a great view of all the eagles on that side of the river.
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Post by mmud » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:36 pm

O.W.L. had their table set up and Rob and Sonsie were there along with a Barn Owl and it's handler.
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I went to a very interesting presentation on bats who inhabit the south coast of B.C. then had a nice visit with Marg before David's always educational and amusing talk about the eagles. It was a pretty good day. :)
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Post by Woodlands Bleu » Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:17 am

Ahhh, Fabulous Scott...thanks for all the effort to get these pictures up. They are worth it. It sounds like a great day,
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Post by windsong » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:24 am

As always amazing pictures Scott, thanks for sharing. Even if I couldn't be there, at least I get to live through your pictures. :thumlft:
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Post by txelements » Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:28 pm

:ty: Scott

I've certainly missed visiting your Chilliwack Eagle page.

What a beautiful day to celebrate the eagles. Good job on the coverage & photos.

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Post by Marg » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:24 pm

Enjoyed your pictures Scott! We enjoyed FVBEF!
It was good to see you Scott. :)
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Post by mmud » Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:30 pm

Thank you Carolyn, Pat, Naoma, and Marg. :)

A sunny day so I went out for a couple hours this afternoon checking 7 nests and searching for a few local eagles. The first hour I didn't see any eagles but did manage to see 5 later.
The first was perched overlooking the slough with it's mate perched farther away. I took some long distance pics then walked along the road to get a little closer. I was still was not close but it looked like it was getting ready to fly off so I headed back to the van.
It was still keeping an eye on me as I got in.
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Post by mmud » Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:34 pm

No eagles in any of their nest trees but the ones I saw were only a short flight from several nests.
This pair was dining on fish on a gravel bar in the Fraser River. I spotted them easily as I was driving by but it was hard to find a clear pic through the bushes once I walked back to the area they were in.
They of course had spotted me and must have thought I wanted their fish as they immediately grabbed it and flew to the other side of the river.
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It would have been nice to see a few more but it was a beautiful day for a drive so things worked out well. :)
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Post by Iona » Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:05 am

Great to see your eagles. Thanks for sharing with us. :D

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Post by txelements » Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:15 am

Things did work out well. Very well, Scott.

Gorgeous day, great pictures and I'm sure a wonderful time getting out for it all.

In one of the 9:34 pics, it looks like the eagle is stretched out on the beach instead of flying. Great illusion. :)

So that's why the eagles always keep their eye on you, you fish stealer, you.
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:ty: for taking us along.

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Post by elle » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:42 am

Fabulous Scott. Thank you.
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Post by Marg » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:32 am

Thank you Scott for the pictures. :rh: You are lucky living out that way. :bye 1:
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Post by JudiW » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:34 pm

Scott.....magnificent photos love them all :rh: :eag: :eag:

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