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The Chow Line


We passed a hatchery along the River on the Richardson highway and the Gulls were out in force.  They were gorging themselves on the newly released fry apparently.  They would line up on this roof and then swoop down and gobble some hatchlings up and then return to the end of the chow line and roost for a while.  I don’t know how much Fish and Game is paying to feed the gulls but I hope they put enough in for the rest of us to catch some.  What you see hear is a fraction of the hundred or so that were taking advantage of the free meal.

Silvers & Reds


Cottonwood Creek runs by my house here in Alaska and it has all three Salmon runs on it.  Well at this time of year the Red Salmon and the Silver Salmon are moving upstream onto their spawning grounds.  On their trip up from the Cook Inlet, after dodging the fishing nets, and after dodging the sport anglers, and after dodging the eagles and bears, they have to run this little stretch of water.  It’s pretty shallow here so the bigger ones are popping up and out and over things.


This Red is scooting his way around this rock and then into another pool.  From there it is another little step to another pool….and over and over again we go.  They do a lot of work to get where they are going.  Here’s to hoping this guy makes it all the way and carries on his good name.