The Alsea Bay sure is busy!
So let’s start at the bottom of the food chain. The above photo shows a man using a dredge to harvest ghost shrimp to be used for bait. The birds like the ghost shrimp too.
We saw the pelicans fly by; not diving today. Cormorants were diving and eating crabs but it was the Elegant Terns that caught our eye. From a distance they look like seagulls but a closer look reveals their black cap. I’ve never seen one but was given a heads-up they were in the area on the Yahoo Group: Lincoln Co. Birding and Nature Observing
Boats were crabbing for Dungeness crab in the Alsea Bay.
There were even a couple boats out in the jaws – or the mouth of the bay.
This hopeful chinook fisherman is trying his luck on the beach next to the Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center. But he had no bites this day.
Walk a little further up the shoreline to the bridge for another favorite spot. We didn’t see anyone catching though.