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« Post / Reply #270 on: March 17, 2017, 08:32:13 PM »

Fantastic photos!!!! thank you
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« Post / Reply #271 on: March 17, 2017, 08:45:39 PM »

 
Now i am on the east side of Tralee Point, closer to Whaling Station & Helliwell.
Hauling in the gill net to be beaten of Herring into the skiff.
 
march 16 2017 14:10 - Herring roe fishery during the Herring Spawn near Tralee Nest
 

 

 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-pTQHhbK-g" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-pTQHhbK-g</a>
 


On my way out to the next spot, there are two Eagles perched in this Tree watching the cars go by, a youngster & this one.
 

 
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« Post / Reply #272 on: March 17, 2017, 08:51:19 PM »

 
march 16 2017 14:40 - young Eagle fishing during Herring spawn
 
 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygcx_0H274M" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygcx_0H274M</a>

The Herring males* milt causes the water to be foamy, as well as milky blue, & the foam builds up on the shores.

march 16 2017 14:46 - milt foam during Herring spawn
 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvRsvr61o_U" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvRsvr61o_U</a>

Now i am at Whaling Station, where the Herring spawn & Herring roe fishery are going strong.
 
march 16 2017 15:08 - skiff beater knocks Herring from nets

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjy89WhJ10U" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjy89WhJ10U</a>

march 16 2017 15:15 - Herring spawn under Nest # 20
 

 

 
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« Post / Reply #273 on: March 18, 2017, 02:52:45 AM »

it would not break my heart if the eagles dive bombed the fishers
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« Post / Reply #274 on: March 19, 2017, 07:59:14 AM »

 
On this day of heading out to capture the Herring spawn i went down to the beach in front of Niner territory!
It was dull lighting & raining, i am high up on a bank tiptoeing close so as not to scare anyone who is down there.
i see all these shapes in the distance, a dozen of them?
What the heck are they?
They look Eagle shaped but they are black against the blue of the Herring spawn water.
They are all Eagles in silhouette!
Waiting on the shores at low tide for a Herring to jump out of the water in range for nabbing!
 
march 17 2017 15:24 - Eagles waiting to nab a Herring
 
 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVE5cV2He-o" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVE5cV2He-o</a>
 
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« Post / Reply #275 on: March 19, 2017, 09:09:46 AM »

Thanks so much for your "eagle eyes"  Booni!!!  Love the personal view and descriptions!!!  love
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« Post / Reply #276 on: March 20, 2017, 07:36:15 PM »

 
Oh, wow, did i ever hit the jackpot yesterday!
i got invited over to Nest #6/7 territory, apparently the Sea Lions were really something.
i*d asked the day before if i could go check it out, then got distracted by something else, so this time i figured i*d better head over there & take a peek.
i parked & then walked through the sunny warm grassy field, & the sounds were amazing!
Gulls, Sea Lions, Eagles, a cacophony.
Then i started seeing Eagles everywhere, in all the Trees, some perched on the edge of the cliff not much higher off the ground than the top of my head.
i made a point of slowing down & looking at the ground so as not to scare everyone away.
There were Eagles air drying!
 
march 19 2017 14:02 - Eagle drying in the wind & Sun
 

 

 

 

 
march 19 2017 14:05 - Eagle drying in the wind & Sun

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPNVvxchxv8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPNVvxchxv8</a>
 
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« Post / Reply #277 on: March 20, 2017, 07:45:10 PM »

 eek! So wonderful booni! They wouldn't fly away.. one look at you and they would hit their poses"  And say "Hey it'sbooni! give her your best side " !!!
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« Post / Reply #278 on: March 20, 2017, 07:46:20 PM »

 
Little sweetie-pie!  heartssmiles
i see food on the edge of the beak.
& Herring scales.
 
march 19 2017 14:12 - young Eagle
 


i tiptoe up to the bank, trying to hide behind Trees with no success.
When i can see the beach, i am blown away!
The tide is out & the beach is COVERED in Eagles!
i have never seen so many in one place, dozens & dozens of all ages.
Are they all waiting for Herring to jump out of the water onto the rocks again?
On the bank the Trees are also full of Eagles.
i look to my right, tons of Eagles on the beach there too, & to the left, Eagles as far as i can see.
 

 


Nictitating membrane visible here.
 

 

 
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« Post / Reply #279 on: March 20, 2017, 07:53:35 PM »

 
There are shallow areas of water, the beautiful blue of Herring spawn.
But then i notice the water wiggling & splashing!  eek!
 
march 19 2017 14:15 - Herring trapped or spawning on Collishaw Point
 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLaIwoZS_Uc" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLaIwoZS_Uc</a>

This Eagle has nabbed one, & you can see others wiggling in the beautiful blue water.
 


The Herring is still alive & has moved from one foto to the next, trying to get away.
Meanwhile others are wriggling in the water.
 

 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bKjeotR9lA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bKjeotR9lA</a>

Lovely golden eye on this Eagle.
 

 
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« Post / Reply #280 on: March 20, 2017, 08:05:23 PM »

 
march 19 2017 14:18 - Eagle feeding on Herring trapped or spawning on Collishaw Point
 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdM1T97Swb8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdM1T97Swb8</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QF5_V6dl0io" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QF5_V6dl0io</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptr-8w4F9fw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptr-8w4F9fw</a>
 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kfJyEHcMIE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kfJyEHcMIE</a>
 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5KfETUIkyg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5KfETUIkyg</a>
 

 
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« Post / Reply #281 on: March 20, 2017, 08:18:12 PM »

 
march 19 2017 14:19 - Eagle nabbing Herring in the shallows
 

 

 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg1J5_v0CAI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg1J5_v0CAI</a>

A quick grab & fleap away!
 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rf8D7VzGrY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rf8D7VzGrY</a>
 
march 19 2017 14:31 - Herring in the shallows

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3SKY-APa_A" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3SKY-APa_A</a>
 
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« Post / Reply #282 on: March 20, 2017, 08:21:11 PM »

 
march 19 2017 14:35 - Eagle nabbing Herring in the shallows
 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ElCfxDAOD8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ElCfxDAOD8</a>
 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGD3_cokANc" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGD3_cokANc</a>
 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2rOAlWPmzk" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2rOAlWPmzk</a>
 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRiCqcz5-rU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRiCqcz5-rU</a>
 

 
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« Post / Reply #283 on: March 21, 2017, 01:38:08 AM »

Excellent series, booni!   thinking
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« Post / Reply #284 on: March 21, 2017, 10:28:12 AM »

 
march 19 2017 14:43 - Eagles nabbing Herring in the shallows
 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vBDZt0hJeU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vBDZt0hJeU</a>

The Gulls, as you can hear, got in on it too!

march 19 2017 14:45 - Gulls nabbing Herring in the shallows
 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ae74nNv6Rls" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ae74nNv6Rls</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IBXwLBI4Ys" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IBXwLBI4Ys</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZs_AjZMoQk" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZs_AjZMoQk</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ivt8IQXXCNc" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ivt8IQXXCNc</a>
 
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