Found on the bank of Bear Creek.
Rodent tracks, found under bridge near running water. Possibly a Western Harvest Mouse (Reithrodontomys megalotis) based on asymmetry of hind feet? Or possibly a vole of some kind?
Typical raccoon gait pattern.
Understep walk. Toe 1 on the hind foot appears elongated and angled away from the other four toes, indicating an opossum.
Found under a bridge among domestic dog tracks. However, gait, behavior, amount of hair in pad, and minimal register of rear metacarpal pad suggest it may be a fox? Based on size and shape, my guess is gray fox, rather than red fox.
One carcass and up to 6 fish passing through by mouth of Lazy Creek.
I observed 11+ Chinook in a riffle at Blue Heron Park in Phoenix yesterday around 5pm. 4 females digging redds, 1 carcass, 1 jack and 6+ large males. At least 4 more salmon spotted splashing downstream!
Estimate 3 dozen fish near Coyote Trails Nature Center, US Cellular Community Park.
Around 8-10 chinook observed between Coyote Trails Nature Center and Northridge Terrace. Several fish in pool at end of Northridge Terrace. One redd being dug behind San George Estates.
At Blue Heron Park, Phoenix.
2 more adults seen at the opening just upstream of Blue Heron. No Redd observed.
abundance 3 Hawthorne park
on downed limb, abundance 3, bear creek park
Immediately behind San George mobile home park (between the Sports Park and Phoenix).
4 spawners in action at approximately 5 pm today, Oct. 26, and several carcassses in the vicinity.
Observed from Bear Creek Greenway, immediately behind San George Estates mobile home park (between Jefferson Nature Center and Phoenix)---- one chinook, spawning
Chinook salmon (spawned out) in Crooked Creek ten meters up stream from confluence with Bear Creek along with two partially eaten carceses on banks of Crooked Creek thirty meters up stream.
Sightings of: Chinook salmon in Crooked Creek spawning in shallows fifteen meters up stream from confluence with Bear Creek.
Two Chinook salmon sighted in Bear Creek twenty meters south of the Crooked Creek in confluence.
12+ chinook and one carcass at Blue Heron Park. Mostly females digging and guarding redds, a few males moving about. Easy viewing-trail right off of paved path down to the creek. Just look at the head of riffles!
Two fish had several white spots on them. Behind the San George Estates.
One live chinook at mouth of Crooked Creek; carcass downstream in Bear Creek.
About 7 pairs of salmon.
There is a very rough access point to Bear Creek about a 3 minute walk upstream from the Rotary bridge in US Cellular Comm. Park. The creekside entry point is marked on the left by an orange staked flag in the gravel alongside the Greenway path. On the right are a fence and greenhouse facilities and a bunch of plastic nursery pots. Recommend good walking shoes or better. Site can accomodate about 5-6 people as the bank is a little steep. Big cottonwood across the creek on the right and gravel bar across the creek on the left.
3 pairs tending their redds at that Blue Heron Park
Around 30 fish spawning upstream of Rotary bridge at US Cellular Community Park. Difficult to access location by land due to brush/blackberries.
several fish moving upstream in Bear Creek near mouth of Lazy Creek
4 fish total moving up and down in stream
2 adults swimming, one chasing another
Several fish exhibiting spawning activity. Several fish passing upstream. Really easy to see fish surfacing in the shallow water.
fall chinook salmon downstream of Coyote Trails Jefferson Nature Center, downstream of US Cellular Park bridge
salmon moving upstream in Bear Creek near mouth of Lazy Creek, Bear Creek Park, Medford, OR
Observer: Reed Patrick
Date: 20 June 2012
Location: Soda Mountain Wilderness, OR
Habitat: Hardwood forest
Track Description: Bones of (most likely) a deer. Found by stream lying in tall grass on black rocks. Mouse bites were visible on bone.