BALD EAGLE

JANUARY 23 2019 – Today Captain Ian headed out at 1pm on StrongTide – one of our high speed open Zodiacs.  It was a beautiful Marine Wildlife Tour with bright skies and light winds.  Ian headed along the shore in search of wildlife.  Our passengers enjoyed sights of Steller and California Sea Lions, Harbour Seals and an array of marine birds.  But the stars of the show today were the 10-15 Bald Eagles that they saw on the rocks of Race Rocks Ecological Reserve.  Typically we see more Bald Eagles during the winter months but seeing 10-12 all together in one area around here is pretty rare and super cool!  Fun fact…. Bald Eagles reuse their nests each year.  They add to it more and more over the years making the biggest nests in the world!  The largest recorded Bald Eagle’s nest was found near St Petersburg, Florida, USA and measured 2.9 m (9 ft 6 in) wide and 6 m (20 ft) deep. It was examined in 1963 and was estimated to weigh more than two tonnes (4,409 lb).  Now that’s a nest!!!!

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