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« on: January 16, 2016, 10:02:56 AM »

 
Okay, we are getting closer & closer to finding the elusive Nest #3.
Maybe this will be the year!

wren posted a great opening for this topic last year here.
 
 
 

 
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« Post / Reply #1 on: January 16, 2016, 10:16:40 AM »

 
Driving home, i spotted this youngster on the bank!
i took the fotos from my car, & none turned out that sharp, but this one*s not too bad.
Youngsters always have such a sweet, kinda sad face.
Lovely dark eye, starting to lighten from brown to yellow, lovely golden cap of feathers on top of the head, lots of black in the beak but beginning to go more yellow, so perhaps a youngster just finishing their first year?
 
january 15 2016 12:33 - youngster
 


 
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« Post / Reply #2 on: January 16, 2016, 01:28:57 PM »

Beautiful eagle!  Love your description of the golden brown colors!  This one would make a gorgeous painting, if only I could capture that elusive golden color! :-)  Thank you for sharing your wonderful discoveries!!  love
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« Post / Reply #3 on: January 17, 2016, 03:09:01 AM »

hahaha Booni you are right about the sad look! I wonder what it is that gives me that same impression. Dear little thing - maybe wonder where the heck will I live?
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« Post / Reply #4 on: March 13, 2016, 03:11:04 PM »

 
When i told her where our hike had been, wren asked if the water over that way still had the Herring Spawn blue.
i thought it had, & here is the foto to show that.
 
march 11 2016 11:11 - view from Hornby towards north Denman & Comox
 

 

 
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« Post / Reply #5 on: March 13, 2016, 03:27:09 PM »

Definately still on, thanks booni what a viewpoint
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« Post / Reply #6 on: May 25, 2016, 07:11:29 PM »

 
Otto & i went for a long walk on the beach in front of this territory.
i always bring a sturdy bag & pick up the plastic i find.
i spotted the yellow square in the center of this foto & thought it was a plastic label, but it turned out to be a spill card!
They throw a bunch of these into the water then you report where they wash up & when, & it simulates what happens if there was an oil spill.
i*ve heard of these cards, but all these years i have never found one.
We were to take a foto of where it was found.
This foto shows you Denman across the water, then the mountains of Vancouver Island in behind that.
To the left is Shingle Spit, & across from that you can just see the ferry terminal of Gravelly Bay on Denman.

may 23 2016 14:24 - spill card & Otto



This time looking straight across the water to Denman & Vancouver Island.



It was low tide & three adult Eagles were looking for Midshipmen.

may 23 2016 15:20 - adult Eagle at low tide



i love the lines on the water.





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« Post / Reply #7 on: May 25, 2016, 07:24:57 PM »

 
i thought i was hearing a youngster begging, but it was a third adult, who flew inland.
Here is a second fishing Eagle closer to Phipps Point as we return.

may 23 2016 15:35 - adult Eagle at low tide







One side of the spill card.
This was the side i first saw, when i realized this wasn*t a plastic label.
i kinda jumped back, then i realized what it was!





i sent in a report of this card & the fotos to Raincoast.org

You can see the map of the card drops & finds here

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« Post / Reply #8 on: May 25, 2016, 07:37:03 PM »

You never cease to amaze us booni ,with your great finds and your stories Super thumbup find!
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« Post / Reply #9 on: May 25, 2016, 09:47:55 PM »

Good to know that the possible routes of an oil spill are being tracked.  I'm glad you posted the photos and your comments, Booni.  We learn something new each day this way.   nod
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« Post / Reply #10 on: May 26, 2016, 04:45:26 AM »

beautiful eagles

neat that you found a spill card and reported it.  I've never heard of such an experiment.

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« Post / Reply #11 on: July 08, 2016, 09:51:04 PM »

On Tuesday I rode my bicycle up the mountain on our beautiful trails.
I brought my binoculars with me because I was hoping to scout for nests. There is the elusive Nest 3, whose eaglet might now be heard from the top of the bluffs. Then there's talk of fledgling Red-tailed Hawks and Peregrine Falcons being sighted in that area every summer - and indeed, last year I saw two Peregrine fledglings from the road below.

So I pedalled up to my favourite overlook, at the top of a tall escarpment. I sat on the ground and started scanning the forest below.
Suddenly a loud grating buzzing sound made me jump out of my skin.
On a tree about 30 feet beside me sat a Peregrine Falcon!
The tree was rooted below the lip of the bluff, and its top was almost level with where I sat.

I sat there with my binoculars, watching that bird, who kept calling and calling and stared at me from time to time.
Then two more cyclists came up the path and the falcon took off.

The next day I decided to try my luck again. This time I walked, a shorter but steeper way up a switchback trail. I brought my camera!
Amazingly my luck held.
At a different spot, but again on a tree that grew below the lip of the bluff, there sat that Peregrine again!
I looked it up in Sibley between visits and this seems to be a youngster; it would have to be a fledgling of this year.
This confirms the possibility that there is a Peregrine's nest somewhere on those bluffs.

July 6, 12:19



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« Post / Reply #12 on: July 09, 2016, 06:20:54 AM »

What wonderful luck! And great photos too!  thumbup  Thank you sor sharing them.
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« Post / Reply #13 on: July 09, 2016, 07:22:22 PM »

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« Post / Reply #14 on: July 09, 2016, 07:51:12 PM »

Awesome!!!!!!   You bring us with you on your discovery journeys, Wren!!! Thank You!!! love love
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