If time permits while you are whale watching and if there is a shortage of suitable food back at the lodge your guide may jig up a few bottom fish to feed the camp eagles. The guest reaction to the fact that I must “knock” the fish on the head is often a mixed response. As much as they want to see an eagle fed there is a certain amount of sympathy for the fish. Karen and Martin visiting from the UK provided this photo.
One of the guides, Glen, captures an eagle picking up a fish. You know that it is a good photo when you can zoom in on the eye and it is still sharp and in focus. Eagles are abundant in all our tour areas during the spring and summer; however the numbers decline once the salmon arrive in the local river and the eagle move for closer access to the salmon. That just means there are more eagles on the tour to the grizzly bears on the Glendale River and we have to look a little harder to locate them on a whale watching tour.
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