Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Salmon Run at Grindstone Creek
Sam and I visited Lake Ontario at the first of the month and our experiences with the Trumpeter Swans in Burlington Bay have already been shared here. A few kilometers away, Grindstone Creek empties into the lake. There are mud flats, a marsh, and thickets loaded with seeds and berries along the trail. It is a haven for birds especially during migration periods. I saw my first Hooded Mergansers a few days earlier in the marsh. On this day there were hundreds of Cedar Waxwings and White-throated sparrows about as well as many other birds.
I asked one grizzled man,
"What are you fishing for?"
He quipped back,
"Because I don't know how to golf."
I laughed and asked no further questions. Fishermen are a breed unto themselves!