Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Fish in the Road
On the way to Meridean via Rustic Road 107, I stopped to help a western painted turtle cross the road.
That's when I noticed ripples on the surface of the puddle on the side of the road - behind the turtle.
A school of tiny fish stranded by the receding flood waters on along the Chippewa River.
I didn't have a bucket or anything in which to transport them back to the river. So I left them there.
Dinner for a lucky raccoon or kingfisher?
What species? I didn't have a clue.
On the way home, I stopped at the library for a fish identification book.
They look like fingerling Gizzard Shad - favorite food of the Bald Eagle.
Posted by hvhughes at 9:55 PM