I had the opportunity to go out to Kananaskis October 11 and 12th to help with the Golden Eagle count (fall migration 2009) at the Mount Lorette eagle watch site. Bill Wilson and I counted 236 Golden Eagles on Sunday. Cliff Hansen and I counted 69 on Monday. By the way, the temperature at the site on Monday morning was -19.5C. Below is a picture of a juvenile Golden Eagle that Cliff was able to take at the site. I also include a shot of a Water Dipper by Cliff Hansen. One of the many Dippers that stay at the site year-round as the Kananaskis River here does on freeze over in winter.
I thought I would also share a encounter that one of our fellow "eaglers" had on October 8, 2009 at the eagle watch site 4 days earlier. Joel gave me permission to share his story, I added the bear: