Sunday, November 16, 2014

Salmon at Eagle Creek Trail

In the fall, we never want to miss salmon making their long migration back to their spawning grounds.  Eagle Creek Trailhead is an ideal place to see them.  This year, we watched in amazement as thousands of salmon rested in the water just below the surface.  Afterwards, we stopped by the Bonneville Hatchery to see the fish ladder, feed rainbow trout and check out Herman the Sturgeon and company.  Herman was resting deep in his pond, hulking and not too handsome for his own good. Sadly, all his pictures came out far too murky.  
Salmon eggs.
Salmon just under the surface.
Rainbow trout at the Bonneville Hatchery.
An American dipper seen stealing salmon eggs from the fish ladder.

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