Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Canadian Bald Eagle
I am not sure that eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) recognize international boundaries, this one happened to live on the shore of the Pacific Ocean on Vancouver Island just outside of the Pacific Rim National Park near Ucluelet. We saw dozens of eagles in Canada and Alaska. They appear to be about as common as the Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) in Arizona. Seeing them and taking photos are two different things. Fortunately, like vultures, they seem to sit around a lot so photos are possible. This one was quite a distance away and I took several photos of the same bird.