Monday, 14 November 2016

November seabirds herd herring

 The diving birds, cormorants, loons , but mostly mergansers, are regularly herding herring into the shallows of Q Cove , and when they get them cornered the gulls get a feast as well. This show looks like a good indicator of a healthy herring stock living locally, and hopefully a good local winter chinook population . 
 November is usually the slowest month for salmon fishing because the last of the mature salmon of the year, Chums, are arriving at their home rivers, and the next year crop of Chinook salmon is just about to get into the winter pattern. 


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