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Despite the snow and cold Al Price, Mike Shaw and Steve Britten saw more eagles than they did last year.
While all three men were motivated by their results the talking point back at the gallery was the massive changes the floods had caused to the river system.
"We saw a huge gravel bar had been moved down the river about a quarter mile and at some point with the next flood Im sure therell be a lot of material that could, potentially, completely block some of the narrow inlets," Price said.
While the opportunity to see one of natures most graceful creatures, is the reason why so many people venture to Brackendale on Jan. 4, its not the only reason.
Many families and friends come to take in what is a wonderful community event.
"Its nice to get outdoors; thats always a lot of fun and its a great atmosphere back at the gallery," Ricker said.
"Then theres always the excitement that it could be a another record year."
The Brackendale Eagle Festival continues throughout January and this Saturday, Jan. 10, one of Canadas most distinguished wildlife artists, Robert Bateman, hosts an exhibition of his works.
It is $15 entry fee for Batemans exhibition but all proceeds go towards Brackendales Eagle Tower monument.