Last Day in Prince Rupert

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The day dawned rainy once again, but as the morning wore on the rain stopped even if the clouds remained overhead.  We spent the morning at the campground after a leisurely breakfast.  Around noon time we went into the city to do a little shopping and then returned to the campground for lunch.  As we drove through the city, it was fun to see the eagles just sitting in the trees like we see robins. 

After lunch we grabbed our cameras and headed down to the waterfront to see if we could find some eagles.  We had been told on our first day here by our camping neighbor that someone in Prince Rupert feeds the eagles down at an old dock.  So we set off to see if we could find where he does this.  As we drove down the rutted road we could see scores of eagle soaring and diving ahead of us.  As we approached we could see that the eagles were “fishing” in a large puddle.  They were grabbing chunks of meat that a gentleman, Chuck Long, was tossing into the puddle.  We were literally dive-bombed by the eagles.  There were as many in the trees as in the air.  Many of the eagles were juveniles, some with almost full white heads and tails, since this is still nesting season and many matures are still busy with nests and young.  Some of the birds were eating “on the fly.”

After exhausting the photo ops, we returned to the trailer, made a few phone calls and then headed to Pizza Hut for dinner. 

Tomorrow we will rise really early to catch the ferry to Ketchikan.

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Overhead
Watching us from above
Watching us from above
Eating on the fly
Eating on the fly
Head shot
Head shot
Another head shot
Another head shot
Sitting by the water
Sitting by the water
Puddle fishing
Puddle fishing
Flying in
Flying in
Lone Ranger
Lone Ranger
Thirteen eagles in one tree
Thirteen eagles in one tree
Totem in front of City Hall
Totem in front of City Hall
Soaring by
Soaring by
Prince Rupert
photo by: Adrian_Liston