Astral Imaging at Dogwood Ridge Observatory

Latitude: 3748'51.0" N"
Longitude:7823'41.0"W
Scottsville, Virginia 24590

 

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Alaska Trip
May 24th - June 6th, 2016

Vancouver, BC May 28th

City of Juneau, Alaska
Eagles and Salmon Fishing

 

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These are pictures I took while Marty was on the whale watching and Mendenhall Glacier tour. Not a lot of fishing action, it was noticeably warmer and the fish were off the bite. We gave it a go and the other two gentlemen on board landed a few Cod. I waited till last and was the only one to get a King Salmon but it was a Jack and needed to be released (under 28"). There's an old saying that a bad day fishing bets a good day at the office. It's true! And the fun of watching all these eagles in close proximity to our boats was a blast. I just wish I had had the Canon camera instead of the cell phone to take the pictures with. These don't give you a real feel for the number of eagles around our boats. We started with 1 flying and another high in the trees but when they saw us coming they flew in from all over the place. At one time we had at least two dozen flying around, some almost close enough to reach out to, well it seemed that way, but close. The juveniles, the ones that are all brown and haven't gotten the white head or tails, knew better than to try for the food but they were there just in case they got lucky. It takes about 5 years for the young eagles to get their white heads and tails. I was also told that they sometimes drown due to grabbing too large a fish they can't fly with and can't release their talons from. Evidently they need to be on solid ground to release them.

 

 

    
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