Category Archives: Nature

Super Salmon Spawner Patrol on Byrne Creek in Burnaby

Had my best spawner patrol of the year so far on Byrne Creek, with a total of 6 live Coho and  1 live Chum salmon. I also processed (species, sex, length, spawning status) 5 dead Coho and 1 dead Chum.

I also got to watch a pair of Coho spawning. They tend to by shy, and I don’t get to see this that often!

Some photos and a video:

chum coho spawning byrne creek burnaby bc
Chum


Coho


Four Coho and a Chum ready for processing


Coho


Coho at the gate in the sediment trap

Video of Coho spawning in the lower ravine:

NOTE: Volunteer Streamkeepers have training and permission to monitor spawning salmon, and to process them after they die. We cut carcasses in half after we’ve gathered the data so that we know they’ve been assessed, and return them to the stream to provide nutrients to the ecosystem.

Red-tailed Hawk in SE Burnaby, BC

I love it when you go for a walk in the ‘hood, check out some regular wildlife hangouts, and come upon an old friend. 🙂

Well, dunno if we’re on a first-name basis, but I’ve shot this Red-tailed Hawk, or a Red-tailed Hawk, at or near this spot in SE Burnaby, BC, a dozen or more times over the last couple of years.

Red-tailed Hawk Burnaby BC