Bald eagles are common on all day tours whether on the grizzly bear tour, whale watching safari or the extra day wildlife trip to the Kakweikan River and Trapper Rick. In the fall when the salmon are spawning in Knight Inlet’s Glendale River the eagles come down to the riverbank to feed on dead salmon. All birds of prey find it easier to eat carrion than catch their own food and a riverbank full of spawned out salmon is the ideal place. On our skiff rides up the river adult and juveniles eagles remain on the riverbank and refuse to leave their meals while we pass close. As shown in this photo we tend to get the “eagle eye” as if to say, “this is mine, keep going”.
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