Prairie Puddleduck Moon

“The name for the whole summer was ‘CEN’QALES – time of heat ….. During the moon CENHENEN – “time of the humpback [pink]”, was when our people fished the HENEN. … There was still another salmon that hadn’t arrived yet. That was the coho, or TAWEN. This moon was CENTAWEN – “time of the coho”, around September.” Dave Elliot senior
So we are now past CENTAWEN, and entering PEKELANEW, leaves changing colour. We are headed for a blood red Full Moon on Sunday. The tides are running strong.
Yesterday and today have seen a bunch of new arrivals. Western Grebes, American Wigeon, Shovellers, Green-winged Teal, and Horned Grebes have appeared in advance of a front. Dark, rolling stratocumulus “undulatus” clouds presage rain later today.
Its official now, the Pacific Northwest has experienced the warmest ‘CEN’QALES on record.
contributed by J.K. Finley
Dark stratocumulus undulatus clouds over Roberts Bay coincide with the arrival of several migrants, 24 Sept 2015

Dark stratocumulus undulatus clouds over Roberts Bay coincide with the arrival of several migrants, 24 Sept 2015

Satellite imagery

Satellite imagery showing the tail of the ‘comma cloud’ sweeping over northern Vancouver Island early on September 24th, as migrants made their way to Shoal Harbour Sanctuary. http://weather.gc.ca/satellite/animateweb_e.html

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