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A walk through a Vancouver Island rainforest yielded this beautiful Bald Eagle in full launch from a 90’ high tree. What a joy she was to watch as she swooped right over my head!

Female Bald Eagles are larger than the males and are absolutely huge here in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, where I live. Bald Eagles gain their pure white feathers on maturity at around age 5 years and can live up to 35 years of age. It is a little known fact that of all juvenile Bald Eagles that make their first flight from the nest, around 40% do not survive their first attempt. A tragic statistic and one that really surprised me. There is little room for error when going for one’s flight wings in the Eagle world.

25% of proceeds from sales benefit the wonderful Mountainaire Avian (& Mammal) Rescue Society where I volunteer. Thank you for helping me to help them :o-) ~ Skye

  1. Check out these amazing Bald Eagles battling it out for ownership of being in pole position. This is our Eagle Wars video filmed and created for your enjoyment*

Comments

  • WayoftheWarrior
    WayoftheWarriorabout 6 years ago

    WOW

  • Butterfly2008
    Butterfly2008about 6 years ago

    Love this ! Thank for sharing the info too.

  • Hi and you’re very welcome. :o-)

    – Skye Ryan-Evans

  • ©FoxfireGallery / FloorOne Photography
    ©FoxfireGaller...about 6 years ago

    That is a stunning capture, fantastic.

    Vancouver Island, I always wanted to live there

  • I’ve lived in a few countries, but this is the place for me!! lol Thanks CJ

    – Skye Ryan-Evans

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonabout 6 years ago

    Excellent capture and action shot, also thanks for the information

  • Hello Rosalie, thank you and I’m glad the information was of use to you. :o-)

    – Skye Ryan-Evans

  • WonderlandGlass
    WonderlandGlassabout 6 years ago

    What a spectacularly fortuitous moment… to be there… when she took flight… and be able not only to observe, but to capture for sharing… and yet there are those who believe there are no accidents and all things happen for a reason. If that is the case it was indeed because you are such a voice for the creatures who cannot speak for themselves… and to enlighten those who will look with open eyes and listen with open ears…. thank you. Peace

  • You’re wonderfully generous with your praise. Thank you so much. Warmest wishes from Vancouver Island :o-)

    – Skye Ryan-Evans

  • WonderlandGlass
    WonderlandGlassabout 6 years ago

    I speak only the truth, my friend, which is why I retired from politics in this country many years ago. may the Peace you share from Vancouver Island take root and grow where it is sorely needed… and thank you ;-}

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