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Sunday, October 17, 2010
Signs of Fall
The first flight of white pelicans showed up in East Bay this morning. A sure sign that cooler weather isn't far away. As you can tell from the picture they were too far away for decent pictures with my current lens. By the time I decided to put the boat in the water for some closer shots and ran around towards Whiskey George, they had departed.
The good thing about white pelicans is their arrival coincides with Mirrolure time. This is when the larger trout start loading up on protein for the fall and winter. I didn't hit any of the big sows this morning, but I did find some nice sized males 18-19" that were looking for a snack. We've got some rain forecast later on this week so we may get some top water action, if we have an overcast day or two.
Eagles are everywhere you look in the bay. This immature eagle didn't seem to understand why I was releasing trout.
They don't get their white tails and heads, along with their yellow beaks, until their fifth year. This guy looked like he was starting to get some white on his head.