December 13th 2014 – (all pics are clickable for hi rez and there are videos in the post.)
Rode out to see the Eagles again today at the Sandpiper Golf Course about an hour ride east of my house. Been going out here every year for almost 18 years. Will be going out a lot more over the next month or so because the river is still way too high for these magical creatures to feast on the spawning salmon. There were a lot more eagles flying around today than a few weeks ago. This area makes me forget about 2014 as being a year of loses. Makes me feel really good to be honest especially when I ride. I have some hurdles still in my way before I move back to the USA but I have such a good family and friends I think I will jump over them and land on my feet. But, MAN…would I love to just stay out here with the eagles for weeks.
Temperature was perfect for riding. Between 4C (39.2F) – 7C(44.6F). The next four pictures were taken by a guy name Doug. I just was watching him take shots of an eagle that was real close to us and low on a tree branch. He showed his pics using a great lens and better camera than mine and I asked if he would email the shots he loved. Gave him my blog travel card and he did indeed keep his promise. Mailed me these pictures and I told him in return I would post them and link his site. Doug said he is not a pro but I think he is an awesome photographer. Thanks DOUG if you read this for the pictures and nice to have met you.
Visit Doug’s website by clicking this link DJB-PHOTO
Arrived home June 14th, 2014 – these are catch up posts. Day 27 was June 12th.
After spending time in South Dakota and Wyoming I have a whole new appreciation for this region. Although much of the states can appear to be “flat” everything this time around for me, verses in 2010 when I rode x country had a beauty to it.
Best way to see Bald Eagles can be as simple as coming to BC, bring binoculars and watch….cheap…this is a video some local cable company made of our trip to see the bald eagle phenomenon that happens every fall/early winter here near our house. Have a look…I made the cut. I am the one in the video who says I am from NY. 😉
Short photo gallery of an area once again near our house. East in an area called the Fraser Valley. Friday is it was cold for us…below freezing with a wicked win chill but ever so sunny. I often post about my area mainly for those who are not from here. There is so much to see this time of year if you like the outdoors. Wild life, snow capped mountains, skiing for those who love to do that…still off road riding in many areas too. No bike today, too much black ice when I left in the morning.
So, take a look around. I saw plenty of bald eagles around the Fraser river…many immature ones learning how to survive by the few adults who are now repairing old nests and getting ready for our 2014 eaglet season. Many eagles down south have all ready laid eggs and have off springs developing into fledglings. We start later up here. February and March “N”estorations time and April egg time.
The weekend of November 23-24, 2013, Cheryl and I headed out about an hour east of where we live to get away for the weekend and enjoy the Bald Eagle frenzy that happens every year around here. Thousands of salmon come to the Chehalis Flats where the Fraser and Harrison Rivers meet to spawn. It’s also this time of year when the annual Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival goes on as well.
Around this time of year into January resident and transient eagles come by for their free buffet of food before their nesting season starts around March. Most are coming from Alaska after the salmon spawned up there and leave after the big freeze. Tons of food for all species so it is also a special time to see normally non-social raptors gets along with so many young and old. Continue reading “Bald Eagle Haven – all pics can be enlarged”
National Geographic has once again opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The overall grand-prize winner will be announced in December of 2013. National Geographic was kind enough to let me choose among its entries so far for display here on In Focus. Gathered below are 39 images, with captions written by the individual photographers. [39 photos]
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You need to watch this if you love Bald Eagles like I do. The weekend of November 23rd, Cheryl and I will be heading out only about an hour east of where we live to check out the annual eagles feast. Thousands of eagles all ages arrive to feed on the spawning salmon around Harrison Mills, BC. I go every year but this year Cheryl is coming with her high-powered new work camera. We don’t have a lens like Christian used in this video, a local photographer but I am certain we will get some great shots.
Enjoy! We are truly lucky to live so close to this annual phenomenon.
Watch this dramatic short video showcasing why we live in BC and Vancouver. Watch the entire video and you will get a taste of why we are called Beautiful BC. Enjoy, especially for those who are not from here.
Christian Sasse is a local photographer near Vancouver who happens to be someone I met while he was filming and taking pictures of Bald Eagles last year. I love wild life of all sorts but the majestic Bald Eagle, especially this time of year while the salmon spawn are in an abundance. Christian, also known as just Sasse is a very talented relatively new photographer in this field and the video below is show casing Port Hardy on Vancouver Island’s north. We both have not been up there yet but will do one day. Enjoy a slice of heaven and watch the video Continue reading “Port Hardy, BC / Eagle Nova Films’ “Outdoor Treasures” Series”
The Birds-of-Paradise Project reveals the astounding beauty of 39 of the most exquisitely specialized animals on earth. After 8 years and 18 expeditions to New Guinea, Australia, and nearby islands, Cornell Lab scientist Ed Scholes and National Geographic photojournalist Tim Laman succeeded in capturing images of all 39 species in the bird-of-paradise family for the first time ever. This trailer gives a sense of their monumental undertaking and the spectacular footage that resulted. Filmed by Tim Laman, Ed Scholes, and Eric Liner. Continue reading “Birds-of-Paradise Project Introduction”
Every once in awhile I come across a video that just resonates with me…I mean everyone should watch this especially if you are an adventurer. This guy Ed from New Mexico rode 10,000 miles in 26 days and how he sees Canada and Alaska is spot on. I LOVE, absolutely LOVE his attitude, sense of humor….I mean everything about his heart and soul. I really hope everyone who takes a look at this post takes the time to sit back and watch….it is soooooo worth it trust me.
I think this is my most favorite ADV video I have seen so far….and I loved seeing where we went through his eyes….BRAVO!