The Great Blue Heron is another bird that we see commonly on out tours. Like the eagle they are opportunistic feeders and are quite proficient at catching small fish. In the ocean they will often sit on kelp or logs and look for unsuspecting fish. In the rivers they hunt for fry (young salmon) and other small fish such as stickleback. Thanks to Felix for the great picture.
Spring in Knight Inlet does bring some large grizzly bears to the lodge’s tour area of the Glendale River estuary. The spring and early summer bears are eating the high protein sedge grass or turning over beach rocks in search for other forms of protein. This is a good-sized grizzly for the spring. Keeping a wary eye on the viewing boats. The tide is rising as told by the high water in the river behind the bear. Note the blue heron in the background always fishing.
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