You know, when it comes to weather, it seems things always balance out in the end….I’m not sure if we really needed Mother Nature to try to make up for the lack of rain in the past 3 1/2 months, all in one weekend! but that is what happened…boy did it rain!!!!
but that is a good thing because now there is water full of spawning Chum Salmon, in places like the first bay, that has been high and dry up to a day or so ago.
can’t really tell from this picture but the bone dry little pond over there now has water in it…
as does the log bay….those ripples caused by happy salmon darting about!
here are just a few of the Salmon, close to shore now…
the Bald Eagle activity was taking place out on the much diminished in size ‘flats’ – there wasn’t a lot of bird activity along the path, probably due to too much human activity as after such a wet weekend everyone was out for a breath of fresh air.
a lot more gulls around, including this Herring Gull – you can really make out the light coloured eye….
back the other way there were a lot of ducks, in fact there were a lot of ducks along the whole route….these American Wigeon (towards top) are the first I’ve seen this season, the ones in the foreground are Green-wing Teal.
only saw one Great Blue Heron today….he was taking advantage of the deeper water to check out a new area. Lot’s of crow activity today too, but too far off for pictures.