Awakening to the spirit and beauty of the northern Great Plains
Friday, November 18, 2011
Campbell River photo album
Salmon die like leaves falling from the trees. This one was on the edge of the Campbell River on the Haig-Brown grounds.
Here are some salmon still alive. I took this from a bridge on the river, where I could see hundreds coming through the inter-tidal zone upstream. I think these were Chum or Dog Salmon--perhaps still numerous because they are not as marketable as other types. These fish will likely be dead within two weeks.
Here are a few more salmon shots.
The gulls, mostly glaucous-winged, come to the river in great numbers to feast on dying salmon.
A couple of fishermen were plying the river as well.
Common mergansers and bufflehead were further downriver in the estuary.
I'll show some shots of the Haig-Brown property and birds soon.