We were in Fernie a couple of weeks ago and on the drive home found a few Bald eagles who were flying around a carcass that had been pulled a few hundred meters off the highway. They scattered when we first stopped but came circling back around the trees and back to the easy meal. A nice break during the lean winter months.
Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) are busy looking for good nesting spots in the Elk Valley and I enjoyed watching them flying along the river when I was in Fernie during Easter. In urban areas, they border on being a nuisance in many people’s mind, I don’t see them that way.
Particularly when they are in flight in a wilderness setting, I find them to be a wonderful animal to watch. The variation in the weather on the morning I spent photographing along the Elk River didn’t hurt the imagery at all.
There was fog and light rain in the morning which burned off early leaving sharp light and blue skies. The forest along the river provided a beautiful backdrop as well. I had fun with all of it.