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Divers enjoy CdA bald eagle attraction from down under

Kokanee stage to spawn in November in the Wolf Lodge Bay area of Lake Coeur d'Alene near Higgens Point boat ramp. (Inland Northwest Divers)
Kokanee stage to spawn in November in the Wolf Lodge Bay area of Lake Coeur d'Alene near Higgens Point boat ramp. (Inland Northwest Divers)

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Responding to my blog post and today's news story about the big start to the annual bald eagle congregation at Lake Coeur d'Alene, a member of Inland Northwest Divers said most visitors see only half the show.

Scuba divers love this annual event! We dive below the water to see the kokanee salmon below, so we see the action both above and below the water!

The photo above is one of several the divers have collected this year of the spawning kokanee that attract the eagles that attract thousands of visitors to the spectacle.  See  more photos on the group's Facebook  page.



Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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