I went to visit my fine feathered friend,The Daredevil. He flew out to escort me. It was at this time I had to make a critical decision! Before I left harbour a friend told me about Orca’s being spotted close by for the last two days! So, I could go looking for them but that would mean no time to visit with my friend and there was a good chance I’d come up empty handed, as Orca’s are notorious for not hanging around!
So I decided, a bird in the hand is worth two Orca’s in the water! He was great fun tonight! There wasn’t much of a prevailing wind from the west. So he easily caught me! Once he catches me he kind of hovers like a huge Hummingbird looking goofy!
It was so good to visit with my friend and I didn’t hear about any orca’s being around.
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Hi Wayne. Gorgeous Daredevil stills. But it says the video is Private? Halp?
It is always best to spend time with a friend when the opportunity arises, Wayne. Your relationship with the birds is marvelous.
thank you Robbie!
I love that he looks like a huge, goofy hummingbird. You have amazing friendships with these beautiful birds.
Marvellous pictures of Mr. Daredevil, Wayne. He’s a star!
Today around noon there were at least 7, and maybe 8 or 9 bald eagles soaring in circles over Oak Bay and Saanich here in Victoria. I’ve never seen that many together in a group. Two of them were a lot bigger than the others, but they all had the white heads and tails. I could hear them talking. Really cool.
aren’t they just a marvel Audrey! They do socialize just like us from time to time!
Such a beautiful video and Wayne the bird likes you I think. Amazing pictures.
thank you Kamal! I’ve known him over 15 years now
That’s great Wayne. Always welcome dear 👌👌👌
That video is amazing, Wayne. It’s so wonderful that he knows you!
I agree Lynette and very pleased you enjoyed it!
Truly a close friend of yours, fantastic!
thank you Hans!
Perfect choice, I love orcas too, but The Daredevil is really special!
thank you Anita!
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Wow, Wayne! Talk about spectacular photography!
you are a bird lover as well Doug,very happy you enjoyed them!
Yes, I am a past vice president of Nebraska Ornithologists’ Union!
which is why I value your opinion more
Wow, extreme close-up!! I was trying to read the expression on your friend’s face. Now I know–goofy!!
good guess Liz! He can be temperamental at times,but we can be!
Yep, I know I can!
Hi Daredevil! You’re looking good!
and I’m sure he would give a big chirp of appreciation Jennie!
This is fantastic! Amazing that he comes out to see you! Do you think he would ever land on your boat?
not a chance! When he perches on a limb lower down and I move over to get a closer shots he doesn’t like that and so takes off. I want him to remain wild totally!
Looks like you made the right choice!
he’s always a such a pleasure to be around!
The pics are incredible, Wayne, you capture the Daredevil’s special personality perfectly! So amazing he seeks you out and hangs around with you for a bit. The details are amazing, in fact, I’m going to refer to your close-up when I paint my brand new totem pole…more about that on my blog! I bought a 6-foot unfinished totem–bird on top and bear at bottom. I’m going to paint then in the native tradition but really emphasize the bald eagle. Super excited! Have a great day!
Glad you enjoyed it Terri and I’ll send you a larger picture! Very creative of you! Can’t wait to see!
Thanks so much, Wayne! I’ve been researching Tlingit totems for color; it’s quite fascinating. I’m excited to start the project.
great project Terri!
thank you Adam!
Daredevil knows that you have your priorities straight. Eagle friends come first. What a fun video to watch.
glad you enjoyed it Beth!
That is beautiful footage of Daredevil, Wayne. He values your company!
He knows you, how cool!
Love the fabulous video and photos!!!🙂
Thank you,I always have fun with him!
Wayne – I loved this line: “a bird in the hand is worth two Orca’s in the water!” Glad you decided to visit an old friend instead and you got up close and personal with The Daredevil and got some great photos and a video. He sure was patient while you made the video while flapping his wings to stay close for you to take the video and still shots.
your the only one to mention that Linda. I was making a joke,but I guess it fell flat.
I thought it was clever Wayne.
Very Nice Series of Eagle images!
thank you Reed!
Wow, I’ve not seen an eagle this close ,thanks 🥰
my pleasure Obong!
I love your videos Wayne, how cool to be that close to them. :)
thank you Sandra! It’s a very unique event that I suspect very few experience?
What a special treat to have such a beautiful friend. Phenomenal photos and video.
I do feel very lucky to have stumbled upon him!