Here is what todocanada.ca says about salmon: Early September to Late October (Early November) when temperatures are between 3°C to 18°C, Chinook Salmon, Atlantic Salmon, Pink Salmon and Coho Salmon migrate upstream from Ontario’s Great Lakes to lay their eggs in the shallows before winter settles in.
We saw several today busily swimming upstream at Lambton Woods:
Here are photos of the four species mentioned:
Judging from these photos, this morning’s salmon appear to be Atlantic Salmon.
This morning’s group:
Bird Species list: double-crested cormorant, great blue heron, great egret, Canada goose, mallard, red-tailed hawk, turkey vulture, killdeer, lesser yellowlegs, ring-billed gull, herring gull, red-bellied woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, blue jay, American crow, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, American robin, ruby-crowned kinglet, house sparrow, common grackle, northern cardinal, American goldfinch. (23 species)
And now the autumn season waits,
In mellowing forms of fruitage. – Stephen Henry Thayer (1839–1919)