Bald Eagle Pair

Bald Eagles are a common and always welcome sight in our area.  They are an opportunistic feeders and although they don’t migrate they do tend to move around with the food.  In the spring we see large numbers of them in Blackfish Sounds feeding on the vast amounts of herring.  As the salmon enter the rivers many of these eagles do the same feeding on the carcases of spawned out salmon.  Eagles mate for life so when you see two of these birds together they are usually a pair.  It is hard to tell male from female in these birds, although the female eagle tends to be larger and has a slightly deeper call.

bald eagles on a grizzly river