Monday, 18 May 2015

Sea kayaking with eagles in Courtenay, B.C.

by Keith and Heather Nicol
There were lots of eagles around on this day
On Sunday, May 17 we kayaked down the Courtenay River and into the estuary. As we mentioned in a previous post on May 3,  this spot is very popular and the Air Park Marina boat launch means that your “put in” is easy. On this day we must have seen 20 kayaks plus a couple of paddler boarders and 1 canoe in our 2 hour paddle  But the big find was seeing lots of eagles along the way. We hadn’t seen so many eagles in one spot since the herring run in mid March at Point Holmes.  There must have been some fish being cleaned or thrown out to attract so many eagles. One of the joys of paddling in this area is that you never know what you might see so always bring your camera. For more information on sea kayaking in the Courtenay - Comox area you can search this blog by typing in "Sea kayaking in Courtenay - Comox" in the search bar on the top left.
There were lots of paddlers on the river

The eagles were swooping overhead
Here are 5 eagles on this gravel bar with another 6 or so along the beach

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