The best return of chum in years, says Pardee

from Bowen Island Undercurrent
NOVEMBER 5, 2016

American Dipper with chum egg

American Dipper with chum egg in its beak. Photo by Mary Lepatourel

Chum salmon returning to the Bowen Island Lagoon have attracted crowds this past week. One on-looker described salmon watching as being akin to watching professional sports, “You just want to cheer them on…”

Other creatures are enjoying the return of the salmon as well – like this little American Dipper, seen with a chum egg in its mouth.

Tim Pardee, from the Bowen Island Fish & Wildlife Club says the chum have also been spotted heading up Davies Creek beside Bowfest field.