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Offline winterwren

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Re: Hornby Ground Observations that Aren't Eagle Related... 2014-2015
« Reply #150 on: August 29, 2015, 01:36:41 PM »
We cruised down the west side of Texada on the return trip because neither of us had ever seen the mine up close.
This is the limestone mine (maybe it should really be called a quarry?) that we see from the cam.
Mine or quarry... It's huge.

This is the northern edge, leftmost as seen from the cam. The barge in the foreground is all crooked because it is being loaded, one section at a time.
August 16, 5:40 pm







This is where we see the bright lights at night.





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Re: Hornby Ground Observations that Aren't Eagle Related... 2014-2015
« Reply #151 on: August 29, 2015, 01:43:00 PM »
Texada limestone mine...
There is already some coal stacked here, though I'm told it has been sitting there for a long time. Plenty of room for more off the frame to the right.
August 16, 5:50



Overall view as we start on our way home... It didn't all fit in the frame; the first loading station I showed is off the frame to the left.




And this is how we look from there.



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Re: Hornby Ground Observations that Aren't Eagle Related... 2014-2015
« Reply #152 on: September 06, 2015, 09:11:47 AM »
 
We were walking on the beach between Phipp*s Point & Collishaw Point, & the tide was going out a bit.
i noticed somebody or two hanging out on top of a rock out in the water.
i thought maybe Seal pup?
& then they were gone.
& then they were there again!
i finally connected the dots & realized it was a family of Otters!
& they had a REALLY BIG FISH!
& the Fish was very flat.

september 5 2015 14:40 - Otter family with a BIG flat Fish
 
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Re: Hornby Ground Observations that Aren't Eagle Related... 2014-2015
« Reply #153 on: September 06, 2015, 09:35:32 AM »
What a great capture, Booni!  Looks like a very large fish cookie!  Halibut would be my guess.   Awesome to see a family of otters!  Thanks!
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Re: Hornby Ground Observations that Aren't Eagle Related... 2014-2015
« Reply #154 on: September 06, 2015, 07:22:45 PM »
booni, the otter family with the fish was fun to watch!   :thumbup:
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Re: Hornby Ground Observations that Aren't Eagle Related... 2014-2015
« Reply #155 on: September 08, 2015, 09:31:09 AM »
Great captures, booni.  Those otters certainly make you smile!   :biggrin3

It looked like they had a rather large Starry Flounder, which can be quite large. SEE HERE  We see otters here often, and I've seen them with flounders that looked almost as big as a tennis racket!  They are frequently seen at the base of our steps to the beach, in family groups, and listening to them crunch on those fish leaves no doubt that they are a real favourite with them.  
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