Saturday, November 27, 2010

Wildlife in the Rockies

From the first picture it is clear how much more difficult laying the track must have been on the other side of the gorge. Where the river widens there were a number of bald eagles and osprey. This one was flying along with the train. They are huge birds with a wing-span of up to 1.83m/6 feet. There was an huge osprey nest on top of a telegraph pole beside the track which was said to have been there for about 100 years and still being used. Later we saw two black bears alongside the track. No one was quick enough to get a good photograph of them, only their tail end disappearing out the edge of the picture.

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