During the school year I usually walk to UAS twice a week in the afternoon. It’s interesting to observe the changes, especially as the season turns to spring. The Channel boat harbors have boats in town for the Herring Sac Roe fishery tied up two and three deep to the transient floats. Long-line season starts a week or two prior, and the gulls are feasting on the effluent from the fish processing plants. Bald Eagles line the shoreline keeping an eye out for opportunities to eat, but it seems they are especially watching for the first herring spawning when the fish will be abundant close to the surface and relatively easy to feast on.
Although the first two openings occurred in sight of the road, I did not make it out towards Starrigavan to watch. Today the third opening took place over a large area including Crescent Bay and Middle Channel. I did not know that when I was headed home this afternoon, but noticed a bunch of planes … Read more