Recent rains raised the Alsea River to 14 feet. Flood stage here is 18ft. The clear water gave way to muddy runoff. Still these brave Greater Scaups came fishing. A bird’s gotta eat!
Here’s a look upriver just west of Blackberry Campground this morning. The rain stopped, dropping the river level 2.5 feet by tonight.
The Greater Scaups fished all day. How do they see anything in that mud? It must have something to do with those golden eyes – gives them a sunny outlook!