Many cameras were capturing the scene on the Skagit during eagle fest, and happily the eagles cooperated. I had to laugh when Saturday at 9:30am a bird flew over Howard Miller Park and landed in the tree by the bridge ready for its shift as our “display bird.”
Things were just as smooth down at milepost 100, where there were 475 visitors on Saturday There was a carcass nearby, possibly a calf or deer, providing meat which the eagles were happily eating in trees on both sides of the river. One bird stayed right over the picnic area even when at least 40 people were there with huge cameras and scopes. Eventually things got too crazy and he took his lunch flew across the river where it was quieter. It seemed like festival attendees were all having a great time and getting to see birds up close.