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Title: Shingle Spit nest - 2018 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 02, 2018, 07:20:47 PM

The Shingle Spit Nest is very close to where you get off the ferry that arrives at Hornby Island when you come over from Denman.
The Nest is a bit hard to spot, but you can see the Eagles coming & going & perched in Trees near the ferry.
This is a beautiful spot, overlooking Shingle Spit, a really cool formation, the waters of Lambert Channel, which run between Hornby & Denman, Denman Island itself, & an almost never-ending spectacle of wildlife including Ducks, Great Blue Herons, Eagles of all ages, Orca & even Humpback Whales, as well as Cormorants, Black Oystercatchers, you name it.

To see what happened in this territory last season, & to find links to previous seasons, click here. (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1695.msg176059#msg176059)


Title: Re: Shingle Spit nest - 2018 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 02, 2018, 07:51:43 PM
 
This was a sunny cold day & i thought we might get some Sun at Shingle Spit!
On our way down there, i noticed all the fabulous fresh white snow on the Trees on Mount Geoffrey, something fairly rare around here.
It looked spectacular, so i was hoping to be able to get a foto of that from the Spit.
 
december 30 2017 14:09 - snow on Mount Geoffrey
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4592/27677939749_7ab676b1af_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JaNFcK)
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4738/27677908189_f9e3061b42_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JaNvPB)

i was really pleased to see a Purple Martin back from migration already!
This has got to be a record.

december 30 2017 14:15 - an awfully large Purple Martin
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4682/39455721531_1e10883eb8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/237yToT)
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4595/24589237407_ba00ec6ef0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DsSgB6)
 

link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/)


Title: Re: Shingle Spit nest - 2018 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 02, 2018, 08:38:02 PM
 
Not sure i really would have noticed what was going on here, except for wren*s fotos she got at Phipps Point as well, of Gulls harvesting Arbutus berries!

december 30 2017 14:27 - Gulls nabbing Arbutus berries at Shingle Spit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hju7TqgFyRk


link to my fotos page -  
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/)


Title: Re: Shingle Spit nest - 2018 Season
Post by: auroradawn on January 03, 2018, 10:29:12 AM
Guess larger Purple Martin boxes are needed  :eclol


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