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 on: Yesterday at 10:59:34 PM 
Started by Tigerlady105 - Last post by Tigerlady105

Wild Turkey

2017 Cawatcher


 on: Yesterday at 10:45:07 PM 
Started by beans - Last post by Tigerlady105

Happy Thanksgiving

 on: Yesterday at 08:39:16 AM 
Started by boonibarb - Last post by jeavverhey
 pray humans to be humane and free natural lives for all.  nod

 on: November 21, 2017, 10:04:58 PM 
Started by Tigerlady105 - Last post by Tigerlady105

Bald Eagle Taking Off at Pardee

2017 Cawatcher


 on: November 21, 2017, 08:13:10 PM 
Started by winterwren - Last post by winterwren
Before this...
Found a few shore birds nearby. A flock of about 75 Dunlins landed, then took off again shortly after, headed toward Grassy Point.

On a neighbouring rock, this little group just opened an eye to check what I was, then woke up more fully.

Collishaw Point, November 17, 3:35 pm

From that spot, near the nest tree I could see a beautiful cascade coming down the rocks.
Only upon looking at the photos on the computer did I spot the figure at the top. Click to enlarge.

 on: November 21, 2017, 09:18:34 AM 
Started by boonibarb - Last post by boonibarb

wren didn*t *clear up* anything.
The observation of how Octopus are treated came to me from a VERY reliable source.
So there are two sides to how Octopus are treated by people who fish.

Yesterday i was outside shaking out Otto*s bedding when i heard the honk of a Trumpeter Swan.
The call was close so i quickly looked up at the sky i could see through the Trees & spotted a V of Trumpeter Swans flying past to the east!

 on: November 20, 2017, 09:29:13 PM 
Started by winterwren - Last post by winterwren
Every photographer has stories of the One Who Got Away.
Here's my latest.

Last Friday, there was a miraculous break in the rain and wind. I put my kayak in the water at Grassy Point and meandered over to  this territory.
As usual, I scanned the treetops, hoping to find a new nest start, wondering if the eagles will rebuild on the site of Nest 7 or choose a different tree. I couldn't see anything. I even thought about the slim chances of seeing an eagle carrying a stick while I was there.

I spend a while around the point, looking at the seabirds and shore birds, then battened down the hatches for the trip home: camera stowed under my spray deck.
Just coming around the point where the nest used to be.... Suddenly right in front of me, flying low, is an eagle... Carrying a great big long long long branch that dangled way below... Flying hard to gain elevation, this one circled back to land and just cleared the bank as I vainly tried to get my camera out and focused. Not a chance.
Meanwhile the eagle has just made it into a gap between trees, but the stick did not! It caught either the lip of the little cliff, or the trunk of at tree, and came down, clack clack clack down the rocks to shore.

Dang! No way to know where that eagle was going with this now!

Eagle circled once again, passing above the water again and I caught this shot.

October 17, 3:45 pm

Hoped for a while that there would be another attempt, but the eagle went to a favourite perch to rest up.
So that's stick's destination remains a mystery.
For what it's worth, this is where the other eagle was... On the old nest 7 tree.

 on: November 20, 2017, 09:18:45 PM 
Started by boonibarb - Last post by Cawatcher
Thank you booni  still looks like Dads beak needs a lot of healing

 on: November 20, 2017, 09:03:16 PM 
Started by winterwren - Last post by winterwren
This topic is for photos and discussions about Nest 6-7.

This nest is very near Collishaw Point, which uncovers to a mile-long intertidal zone at low tide. That area is always full of birds. I believe it is one of the points on the island where currents from both sides converge, bringing in more nutrients and a very rich sea life. (The other areas where this happens are Flora Islet and Norris Rocks.)
There used to be a small remnant of a previous nest in a neighbouring tree, so this is why this nest came to have two numbers! Two years ago the old nest, #6, finally vanished completely but the double number stayed. (More and more I tend to drop the number 6.)
Last year, in April, a youngster from the previous year was released on her home territory. Around that time, Booni found both adults perched in a tree for a long time; they should have been incubating. She could not locate the nest, though she had visited the area often. The nest is hard to see from land, but Booni is VERY good at spotting nests.
A week later, looking from the water, I discovered that Nest 7 had indeed vanished! It must have crashed to the ground during the winter or early spring.
So there was no issue from this territory last season.

Click here to find last year's postings, and a link to the previous year.

 on: November 20, 2017, 08:56:01 PM 
Started by Tigerlady105 - Last post by Tigerlady105


2017 JonathanM


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