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 2014 Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival
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By: karenbills (offline) on Monday, November 24 2014 @ 11:45 PM EST  
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Great pictures, Sandra. I especially liked the picture of the ice at the shoreline. It shows you how cold it was out there that weekend compared to this last weekend when it was much warmer.


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By: karenbills (offline) on Saturday, November 29 2014 @ 03:31 PM EST  
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Here's a great video that someone just sent me. It was made at FVBEF 2014.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pibyxky ... ploademail


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By: TEF (offline) on Saturday, December 06 2014 @ 03:12 PM EST  
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I will post my pics once I get back to Toronto. We stayed in HM for 3 days and were lucky on the Monday as the water was calmer and there were more eagles. We took a tour with a fishing boat and it was great.

I have a question about the swans. We have trumpeter swans in Toronto and they make the sound of a trumpet. The swans in HM were flying in V formation and making different sounds. Are these not Tundras? I've seen Tundra swans in Ontario and they fly in a V formation and are loud in the air, but trumpeters don't sound at all like the ones I saw in HM.

I'm just getting ready to check out from Vancouver. I posted some pictures of the Vanier Park eagles on their forum. There are 2 and they were doing nestorations with the help of several crows.



No, Lee, those are trumpeter swans. David counted 57 of them during the eagle festival last weekend. I've never heard him mention tundra swans here. I will have to ask him about that.



Did you get a chance to ask him? They didn't make trumpeting sounds and they flew like tundra swans. They also look very similar to each other so it's hard to tell so I am basing this solely on sound and behaviour.

Here are my pics. They are not just from the 2 days at the festival but from the 14th in Vancouver through the 20th, so they include Vancouver, Harrison Mills/Kilby, Squamish and Boundary Bay.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/sammikens/


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By: karenbills (offline) on Sunday, December 07 2014 @ 07:56 PM EST  
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Yes, Lee, and David said we get both kinds out here but most of them are Trumpeters.


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