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American Bald Eagle Foundation Collage
American Bald Eagle Foundation Collage
Even though the Aurora arrived in Haines at noon, by the time I got to the motel, completed check-in and walked down to the foundation building it was too late to catch the afternoon bus to the eagle viewing areas. This collage consists of pictures I took at the Foundation that afternoon and evening. On the top row are various birds that were on display. From left to right they are: (1) Vega - adult bald eagle. She suffered a wing injury and was rehabilitated. However the injury was severe enough that she cannot be released. (2) Dylan - Eastern Screech Owl. He is blind in his right eye and not releasable. (3) Hans - Eurasian Eagle Owl. Being captive bred and a non-native raptor, he is not releasable. (4) Bella Donna - sub adult bald eagle. The dark markings on her head are the remnants of her juvenile markings. She suffered an electrocution injury which required partial amputation of her wing. Therefore she is not releasable. (5) Max - Merlin. Due to a birth defect his left wing never fully developed and he is incapable of flight. Therefore he is not releasable. On the bottom row at left are the Chilkat Native Dancers from Klukwan Village putting on a performance. On the right are two mounted mountain goats which are part of the Foundation's Diorama.
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American Bald Eagle Foundation Collage
Mountains Behind the American Bald Eagle Foundation Building
Mountains Behind the American Bald Eagle Foundation Building
Each morning I would walk the two blocks from the Captain's Choice Motel down to the Foundation Building to meet up with the photography workshop participants. When I left the motel it was still dark and the time/temperature clock on the bank I would walk by registered in the mid 20s. By the time I had gotten breakfast and completed the walk, it was twilight and the tops of the mountains to the west were already lit by the rising sun.
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Mountains Behind the American Bald Eagle Foundation Building
Festival Square Dance
Festival Square Dance
An old fashioned square dance featuring live music was held on the Friday night of the festival. Knowing that there would be a dance, I was prepared. I had purchased a western shirt with eagles embroidered on the front yokes and had an eagle with a mountain background embroidered on the back yoke. I also bought an eagle theme belt and while I was at the Pike Public Market in Seattle I found an eagle belt buckle. This is a picture of me in the dance.
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Festival Square Dance