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Around Hornby Island => Around Hornby Island ~ 2018-2019 => Topic started by: boonibarb on October 10, 2018, 07:29:16 PM

Title: The Recycling Depot - 2018-2019 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 10, 2018, 07:29:16 PM

In 2014, i decided to start a topic for the Hornby Island Recycling Depot.
This is a really cool place, with innovative recycling programs.
There is even a Free Store!
You bring items that are not garbage, that are still good to use, & you can take anything that grabs your fancy.
The Recycling Depot is a great resource for a lot of the local Artists.
There is an excellent composting program.
As much as possible is diverted from the waste bins.
There is also wildlife here!
i love the Ravens that hang around.
& there just may be an Eagle Nest nearby, as i have often heard Eagle calls from the Depot.

To read the first season of this topic, click here. (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1508.msg153115#msg153115)
Title: Re: The Recycling Depot - 2018-2019 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 10, 2018, 07:43:37 PM
 
Whooo!
Haven*t posted about The Recycling Depot in four years.
It*s about time.
The composting program attracts LOTS of Ravens & Deer.
It has been a fantasy of mine for a long time to photograph them.
People drop off their compost, & the Ravens & Deer come in flocks to feast.
There are lots of people coming & going, so i figure i might be able to get nice & close to them.
But i never seem to have time!
Or, when i do, there are no Deer or Ravens around.
On this day, it was pouring rain & there was plenty of fresh composte & plenty of Deer & Ravens.
i slowly got as close as i could in my car & then parked & rolled the window down & waited for the Ravens to return.
i didn*t have to wait long.
One was just outside my window, on the cement wall, the other was further away on the dark compost pile.
Here*s the one that was pretty much right outside my window.
Standing on the cement wall.
 
october 7 2018 11:50 - Recycling Depot Raven
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1947/45228357641_8697e1fe61_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bUF9ZF)

This is the one who was farther away, on the big pile.
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1943/44318106685_0dedb0238d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aweT6F)

The rain was fabulous because it was making their feathers shine!
That is probably my rear view mirror, making the fuzz at the bottom of the foto.
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1970/30289787207_acc1b99671_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/N9B5st)

With Ravens, it is hard to get the camera settings just right.
Plus it was dark & pouring rain.
So i am experimenting.
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1964/30297274657_cd1274ed82_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Nagsdr)

They are wary & curious about me.
i just sit still in my car.
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1965/44326143185_a286b57d2d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2awX552)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: The Recycling Depot - 2018-2019 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 10, 2018, 07:47:41 PM
 
october 7 2018 11:53 - Recycling Depot Raven
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1980/43423895660_8ac090702e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29adPjd)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1913/30297333997_25ef41e99b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NagKRx)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1905/30297369897_4674a5267d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NagWwv)
 

 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: The Recycling Depot - 2018-2019 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on October 11, 2018, 10:21:00 PM
Beautiful Raven photos, booni!      :binocs
Title: Re: The Recycling Depot - 2018-2019 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 27, 2018, 11:39:35 AM
 
Yesterday was lovely sunny & warm & i went to the Recycling Depot & was just leaving, as it was closing, when i spotted the Ravens again.
So i parked & rolled down the window & just watched them for a while with my camera.

Figuring out my camera settings in this first one.
It is a bit dark, & yet all the right areas have cool lighting!
& i love the background, too.
 
october 26 2018 13:08 - Raven
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1942/44671391795_b6f633f66a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2b4sysg)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1968/44671414515_455b546870_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2b4sFcZ)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1930/31713390948_b1d335b34a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Qjpqfy)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1941/45585564781_108d53f3ce_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cseWet)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1903/30644178907_739329daa9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NFVqLc)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: The Recycling Depot - 2018-2019 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 27, 2018, 11:43:30 AM
 
These Depot Raves are the biggest shiniest Ravens i have ever seen!
 
october 26 2018 13:11 - Raven
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1973/44860595124_37a190f741_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bmbh1C)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1937/45585542251_404af73d78_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2csePx2)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1931/30644311517_50b346ca8a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NFW7bz)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1906/31713222578_ceee11ca15_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QjoycC)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1967/45535078982_92765634ab_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cnMbyE)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: The Recycling Depot - 2018-2019 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on October 27, 2018, 11:45:18 AM
And not even raining! They must be very healthy great captures
Title: Re: The Recycling Depot - 2018-2019 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 27, 2018, 11:49:02 AM
 
october 26 2018 13:14 - Raven
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1955/44860681934_713e21d19c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bmbHPm)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1966/44671535365_9f0cf0f32d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2b4ti8B)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1954/45535014212_e0e5aa7d0c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cnLRiW)
 
Nictitating membrane here.
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1971/45534998272_f21388609c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cnLLz7)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: The Recycling Depot - 2018-2019 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 04, 2019, 09:23:22 AM
 
Yesterday we woke up to snow!
& it was COLD.
It was on my list to do my recycling at the Depot, but i wasn*t sure i*d make it.
The snow kept coming & that can be a bad road to try to get up the hill to get there.
But the snow eased so i braved it.
There were barely any people there except the ones working that day.
But there were TONS of shiny Ravens.
i was sure i saw one playing in the snow as i was leaving so i pulled over & stopped & took these two videos.
 
february 3 2019 13:03 - Raven playing in the snow
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGYBoLOu3Ys
 
february 3 2019 13:04 - Raven playing in the snow
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GD7jZf17TTU
 

 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: The Recycling Depot - 2018-2019 Season
Post by: gmadeb3 on February 04, 2019, 06:16:31 PM
that is so cute !!!!!!!
Title: Re: The Recycling Depot - 2018-2019 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on February 06, 2019, 08:24:34 PM
Snow bath!  Get the bugs off.    :thumbup:
Title: Re: The Recycling Depot - 2018-2019 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 07, 2019, 10:48:57 AM
 
Okay, that was a nice bonus catching the Raven playing & bathing in the snow at The Recycling Depot, however, my real reason for getting out my camera was that there were Eagles there!  :eceek
i had heard from a fella who works there that there*d been Eagles at The Depot.
i believe this has happened before, but not as much as now.
MARS posted that the Eagles have returned hungry this year.
When i arrived, i saw two Eagles with white heads & one brown youngster flying off into the Trees.
There were also tons of shiny huge Ravens, but this is not unusual.
There is a composting program there, & the Ravens & Deer find lots to eat.
But i have never seen Eagles!
i counted at least five.
Once i got out my camera, this was the Eagle i focused on.
At the Recycling Depot, almost everything is taken for re-use & recycle.
But for Absolute Garbage, there is the dumpster.
They are big containers, & the lids are closed when The Depot isn*t open.
The dumpsters, there are two of them & one is closed, are to the Eagle*s left.
 
february 3 2019 12:24 - Eagle at The Depot
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7890/46105274175_21fe451d9c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dfazJg)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7905/40054450303_94bd64591d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/242twAK)

A sub-adult, just coming into their first year as an adult.
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4890/40054437823_c06a936d45_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/242tsTz)
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4871/46294767204_5aa89d0e9c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dwUMps)

When they are young adults, like this one, their yellow eyes have a blue-white tinge to them, like these ones have.
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4887/46105080485_70090ce91a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2df9A9M)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: The Recycling Depot - 2018-2019 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 07, 2019, 10:54:43 AM
 
february 3 2019 12:27 - Eagle at The Depot
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4807/46967016502_692cafb4f6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eyjeGA)

A magnificent Eagle, with an empty crop.
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7812/46105235895_6ab6cdfd80_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dfaomg)
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4855/33143780468_5a2e1231ac_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SuNxdQ)
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4857/46105217225_e3a96d8549_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dfahNn)

This one has a bit of a freckle on the beak under the eye.
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7853/40054403223_2c6f5c5f4e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/242thB2)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/

 
Title: Re: The Recycling Depot - 2018-2019 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 07, 2019, 10:59:08 AM
 
february 3 2019 12:28 - Eagle at The Depot
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4843/46967139572_c5504e9c12_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eyjShu)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7863/33143738808_11547c2ed0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SuNjQy)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7897/47019034591_ac50823de6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eCUQSc)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7877/47019022961_1ebe2bf200_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eCUMpF)
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4817/46294869704_17ede5acd2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dwViSG)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: The Recycling Depot - 2018-2019 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 07, 2019, 11:05:54 AM
 
Fortunately for me, photographing, very few people braved The Depot that day, due to the snow.
But finally someone pulled up to the dumpster, & the Eagle flew off after this last foto.
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4831/46967076142_3e2b5a43b4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eyjxqS)

So i did my recycling & my perusal of the goodies in The Free Store, & then i got another chance to photograph.
There was a flurry of activity in the dumpster, Raves in & out, & Eagles right in there as well.
i photographed this Eagle without realizing what they had in their foot!  :eceek
Word was, one of the restaurants had dumped their food waste that day.
The yellow fence bars you from falling or driving into the dumpsters.

february 3 2019 12:52 - Eagle & Raven at The Depot
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7847/40054328593_8370af75f8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/242sUqi)

That Eagle flew off, so i started to leave when the Ravens in the snow caught my eye.

february 3 2019 13:00 - Raven at The Depot
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4817/46105110245_67f8c9302c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2df9JZT)
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4910/33143659488_843e8574e6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SuMVfY)

 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: The Recycling Depot - 2018-2019 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on April 03, 2019, 08:10:35 AM
Wow!!! I missed so many of these posts  this year great catching up on your andwwrens superb captures!! This Eagle is a totem for sure