08/17/2014 11:02 am ET Updated Aug 17, 2014

Taking Up Arms Where Birds Feast On Buffet Of Salmon

ASTORIA, Ore. — The salmon here in the Columbia River, nearly driven to extinction by hydroelectric dams a quarter century ago, have been increasing in number — a fact not lost on the birds that like to eat them. These now flock by the thousands each spring to the river’s mouth, where the salmon have their young, and gorge at leisure.

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