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  •  Almost missed your bucket bwren. Just got in from (2+ / 0-)
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    trick or treating with Little bit and found it after finally getting her off to bed. Glad I didn't miss it altogether.

    No salmon here but I've always thought that their spawning journeys were interesting. The closest thing to it here in Missouri are the Suckers and White Bass that leave the rivers each spring to come up into the feeder creeks to spawn and then return to the rivers when they are finished. And similar to that are the large concentrations of catfish, particularly the Spoonbills, that build up just below the dams  which stop their upriver journey during spawning season as well.

    I saw a pair of Gadwalls on a small lake just east of me yesterday. That brings to eight the the number of duck species I've seen here since the fall migration began. No snow geese spotted yet but should start seeing them any day now.

    In  spite of several nights with hard frosts I still see a few butterflies every day after it warms up a bit. This week I've seen several little yellows, one crescent, a half dozen buckeyes and two cabbage whites. All the bigger species seem to be gone now. No dragon flies spotted for several days either so they may be done for the year.

    Found an injured barred owl on the highway Monday evening and took it to the World Bird Center yesterday morning to their raptor rescue hospital. They gave him good prospects for eventual release back into the wild. Said he was in very good health other than his injuries of course.

    Just give me some truth. John Lennon--- OWS------Too Big To Fail

    by burnt out on Wed Oct 31, 2012 at 06:57:14 PM PDT

    •  Barred Owl rescuer, I salute you! (2+ / 0-)
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      Salmon and I go way back.  I've killed too many; sent their bodies off to restaurants and markets. It was a long time ago, but now I do what I can to keep their local habitat healthy.

      We just had two bats and a cow knock on the door!

      I came for the politics and stayed for the science.

      by bwren on Wed Oct 31, 2012 at 07:16:33 PM PDT

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        very nice walk in the woods b, very timely, heh.

        down in norcal all the water quantity and quality wrangles with 'legitimate' farming uses and golf courses and the unregulated water siphons and fertilizers and stupid grading and pesticides and rodenticides spewed everywhere by Big Pot has me pissed, the tribes are working to correct it as are the appropriate agencies, but it also brings in big money.

        Recently some Hupa kids were pinned down and shot at while they were nighttime deer hunting, surrounded by several automatic rifle shooting pot farm guards...and yes maybe they were trespassing on unpermitted trespass grows on the Hoopa reservation, but still shouldn't have been hunted. Like they said, our grandfathers were hunted, we shouldn't be.' They texted the sheriff who rescued them.

        Also they are working still to get more stream flow to the Trinity system, flow in one river is so low thew salmon are stranded for now.
        Problems problems, your walk in the woods leaves that all behind, thanks youins.

        good news, the Elwa dam is poof, gone!

        sorry to have missed this at the time.

        This machine kills Fascists.

        by KenBee on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 10:31:52 PM PDT

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