Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Gaspereau on the move; up the North Oromocto River for Watery Wednesday


Usually every May, (this year it is happening in April) our river is a location of much activity as Gaspereau moving up river fight the rapids and falls they encounter to return to their spawning grounds further upstream. Large groups of gulls usually gather here to feast on the jumping , quickly moving fish in the fast moving current.





Waterty  Wednesdayhttp://waterywednesday.blogspot.com/ is a delightful meme where you can enjoy almost any aspect of water scenes or activity. This meme offers a wide choice of topic. To view contributions of others or to post your own contribution, please click on theWatery Wednesdayicon on the right sidebar on this page and enjoy. A Happy Wednesday wish to all!

12 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Yikes! Looks like the fishing is good for the Gulls.
Blessings,Ruth

Cindy said...

Great photos! How sad to think that a fish will fight their way to the top of the falls only to be caught by a gull.
Great photos!
I featured a gull on mine today. He wasn't eating a fish though.
Hugs, Cindy S

madcobug said...

It's a shame that after that hard fight to get over the dam then they get caught. Great pictures.Helen

Tammie Lee said...

amazing portraits of nature in action!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Gorging and gulping
they go—seagulls a-feasting
on fresh gaspereaux!


Choose some water:
Yearning
Fireboat

Stephanie V said...

Reminds me of the salmon rushing upriver to spawn here. Beautiful watery shots, Ann.

Riel said...

So much action there! I know the gulls have to eat, but the poor fish are trying so hard !!!

luna miranda said...

oh wow! fabulous shots! i've never seen gulls in action before.:p

Mary said...

How very frustrating to do all that work just to become lunch for a Gull! Great shots of both birds and fish...and birds eating fish :-)

A and Y Ikeda said...

lovely photos, I just wish they were bigger in size.

me ann my camera said...

I hope none have been offended by the "nature" of these photos which depict the harshness of the realities of gulls and gaspereau. Such is life in the 'wild' Gaspereau are also the prey of Osprey that fish in the same river. I questioned myself if the photos were too graphic as I do not post photos of a hawk and its captured prey. I also have sympanthy for the gaspereau. Thank you all for your comments.

somebody said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.