Mt. Nusatsum

Mt. Nusatsum

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Coho in an Eagle's Talon

One of the few coho I've seen this fall was this afternoon while walking along the banks of the Bella Coola River up the valley.  A mature bald eagle flew from a perch and had the remains of the head of a coho in its talons - hopefully it enjoyed the meal, because I don't think there are many to be had this fall for the bears or the eagles.

The Bella Coola River still has a lingering silt colour to it, that is not the remnants of the summer glacial melt and not the nearly clear water we would normally be seeing by this time of year as it goes into its winter state.  It's all due to the Great Flood of 2010 which is still causing freshly exposed silt from high up in the river system to travel through the river system.

Otherwise today at -2 or -3 C was very pleasant, making the weekend all around nice in the Bella Coola Valley.

I forgot to mention last week that the X-Country skiers are active again - they've got the first phase of the 30 km X-country trail network all groomed up and skiing is excellent.  Check out my friend Tweeds blog for up to date information.  Grizzly

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