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All photos taken on May 19, 2022.

When we were planning our stay at Port Renfrew, Patty was giddy with excitement for me. She said, “Now you will get lots of photos of eagles.” I was excited too, to tell the truth. I saw an eagle flying by our ferry when crossing to the Island and another flying down the inlet, but close up opportunities for the first 3 days were few and far between.

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Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

12 thoughts on “En-Raptor-ed

  1. Wow, such beautiful bald eagle photos, Allan, especially the first one. With eagles, as with all birds, taking the time to learn about their natural behaviour makes it easier to predict their actions. And that allows you to make sure you’re in a perfect position, with your lens aimed in the right direction and your camera settings ready, to get that great shot. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 🙂 Aiva xx

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    1. I agree. Good shots and a good surprise. The reason we have been married so long is because we are old..🌞..and because there is nobody else I’d rather be with. 💓Thanks for reading Lyssy. Allan


  2. I absolutely LOVE raptors! It’s a little late in the year, but in the SF Bay Area, there is an osprey cam installed that you can watch live at an osprey nest. The parents are called Rosie (after Rosie the Riveter) and Richmond (because they are in Richmond). Sometimes it’s really cool, but sometimes it’s sad. Still, it’s very popular, and if you’re interested, here’s the link for it Also, my aunt, who has banded raptors has so many stories about them. Her funniest comment is that all other animals are bird bait after you have banded raptors

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    1. Edmonton had a Peregrine Falcon nesting box and camera downtown on the Telus Building for a few years. There was lots of cute shots and a little sadness too, especially when they mated pair did not return one year. Raptors are the alpha species of the bird world. We love watching our little Merlin falcons around Beaumont as they roust the crows, but the bald eagles and ospreys on the West Coast are the best. Thanks for reading. Hope your week is going well. Allan

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      1. I will have a post coming soon with a Merlin in a treetop with a crow in his talons. Just happened to spot him as we came back from a
        bike ride. Good to hear your Dad is coming.

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