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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren't Eagle Related... 2012-2013
« Reply #375 on: November 10, 2013, 11:32:07 AM »

So, i am working in my garden, giving the Birds some space, but i have to keep walking past this youngster on my way to & fro, & they are still nearby, as given away by the calls.
Look at the bald patch under the chin as they lift their head to call.
Note the attempts at flight again in this video.

july 30 2013 17:03 - fledgling Pacific-slope Flycatcher

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBnhXMWDWpQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBnhXMWDWpQ</a>

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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren't Eagle Related... 2012-2013
« Reply #376 on: November 10, 2013, 11:40:39 AM »

Oh-ho!
Nice close-up of the youngster, & then the dropping of a poopsac!
i meant to go back & look for it, but i forgot...

july 30 2013 17:12 - fledgling Pacific-slope Flycatcher

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO7sDiBmsHU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO7sDiBmsHU</a>

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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren't Eagle Related... 2012-2013
« Reply #377 on: November 10, 2013, 11:41:50 AM »

july 30 2013 17:07 - fledgling Pacific-slope Flycatcher



Oh, yipppeee, i heard calling nearby to the fledgling on the ground & spotted this second fledgling right over head of the first!



My last sighting of these lovely Birds who i enjoyed very much!
Hard to believe they all migrate south after this, even these youngsters.
Some showed up at the Wildlife Rescue place that beans works at.
i wish them well & i really hope they return next nesting season! ♥



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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren't Eagle Related... 2012-2013
« Reply #378 on: November 10, 2013, 11:51:31 AM »

i discovered that my Ducks & other Birds like watermelon!
Who knew?
Here is a fledgling Towhee enjoying some.

july 31 2013 17:39 - fledgling Towhee eating watermelon


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpjdvEjcG4w" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpjdvEjcG4w</a>


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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren't Eagle Related... 2012-2013
« Reply #379 on: November 10, 2013, 02:00:40 PM »

Now here is what happened in the Barn Swallow Nest at the GasBar!
i first posted about this Nest here.

august 1 2013 13:18 - Barn Swallow Nestlings





i didn*t know, but Barn Swallow Nests aren*t as common as they used to be on Hornby or Vancouver Island.
Not so many barns as there used to be, i guess.
So it was good to see this successful Nest.



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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren't Eagle Related... 2012-2013
« Reply #380 on: November 10, 2013, 02:08:11 PM »

If you ever get a chance, go to the Hornby Island Natural History Museum.
It is a wonderful place!
It is open more in the summer than in the winter, though it is open one day a week now.
In the summer, they have weekly talks about Nature.
This talk was about Whales!
& we had two very enthusiastic people telling us lots of interesting stuff.
They passed around some artifacts for us to look at up close.
This is an Orca tooth!
Look how big, compared to my hand.

august 1 2013 14:23 - Orca tooth



august 1 2013 15:04 - Whale Baleen

This is the stuff in their huge mouths that filters all the food from the water.
Again, look how huge.





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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren't Eagle Related... 2012-2013
« Reply #381 on: November 10, 2013, 03:29:56 PM »
Thanks Booni, watching the Flycatchers from nest to fledge was fun. Barn Swallows pretty neat too, glad they have a safe place there. This whole topic is interesting, the museum sounds great, hope to check it out next time out that way. :ecsmile

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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren't Eagle Related... 2012-2013
« Reply #382 on: November 10, 2013, 03:48:14 PM »
Wonderful pictures of the fledglings, Booni!
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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren't Eagle Related... 2012-2013
« Reply #383 on: November 12, 2013, 11:53:31 AM »
I loved your story of the tiny flycatcher family, Booni.  All you photos and stories are so informative.  Thank you so much!

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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren't Eagle Related... 2012-2013
« Reply #384 on: November 16, 2013, 09:57:09 PM »
August 22, 7:30 pm; the sun was setting.

We surprised each other near the Shingle Spit nest. Nose to nose, just about.

River Otter



He was as curious as I was, so we had time for a good look at each other.

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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren't Eagle Related... 2012-2013
« Reply #385 on: November 16, 2013, 10:11:29 PM »
Wow those are really neat,  love his whiskers :ecinnocent    Thanks
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