E week at ABC Wednesday! E as in eggs, Elvis, emerald, exertion, and EAGLES. We see a lot of bald eagles where I live just north of the United States border on the west coast. And especially at this time of year, we see them here teaching their fledglings how to fly and prey on small critters.
I often go out with my camera to try to get shots of them, but this year is an exciting year because there has been an increase in those who have gathered in one location near the dyke. Apparently, when the water is high due to heavy rains, it's extremely hard for eagles to access their main food source - salmon. Most of the salmon were washed out of the tributaries and into the Fraser River. However, because there is an organic transfer station nearby, the waste has become a secondary source of food for the eagles. Also, there are a lot of ducks and seagulls in the area so they are sources of food for them, too.
I haven't been too successful getting good shots of the eagles, but here are a few I can share. Go and see some of a local photographer's shots at www.delta-optimist.com. Scroll down to the photos and click to see 14 shots by Gord Goble. Here are a few of my not-so-professional ones.
Everlasting thanks to Denise Nesbitt for creating ABC Wednesday, to our extremely erudite current editor Roger, and to the eager Melody who has enthusiastically agreed to be our next editor when this meme continues in July. Be sure to explain all about ABCW to your friends and family and encourage them to take part. I can tell you that I've met many ladies in person through ABCW and feel that I've made some enchanting new friends!
- Delta, British Columbia, Canada
- I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.