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This blog is predominately about camera trapping in California. We camera trap to save our souls and to teach primary school students about biology and conservation. We will also touch on other camera trapping news and musings, sets from afar, mediocre herpetology, sucky birding, and other natural history discussions.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Coho Choogle


Today while going through the morning birding list round ups, I noticed that a Dipper had been seen in San Geronimo Creek, Marin County, near the Inkwells. I was planning on heading to San Rafael anyway, so I figured a side adventure would be easy and perfect for this holiday Friday.

No Dipper (though my lord what nice habitat for these amusing little guys when the water level gets up), but I was able to hang out with the unofficial animal of West Marin, the Coho Salmon.

Always a treat to get a look at these guys and as my third season as a Trout in the Classroom teacher is nearing, it was also an excellent reminder to start getting into the SALMONID STATE OF MIND.

Anyway, here are some photos and videos of the three coho salmon I saw this afternoon.


coho thrash

May the rains be thunderous this weekend to harken your brethren's arrival.

Note 11.30.14 : Dire news about the Redwood Creek Coho


  1. Great find, and no large brown-colored bears to worry about too.

  2. Maybe I can save you a trip. Here's footage of a dipper at the Ink Wells: https://vimeo.com/36056337. I recently saw some coho in Lagunitas Creek, but no redd action.