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Re: Nest Tribune Bay Tennis Court - 2017-2018 season
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2018, 09:41:01 PM »
Another one coming in for a landing.

January 1st, 2:40 pm












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Re: Nest Tribune Bay Tennis Court - 2017-2018 season
« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2018, 10:06:17 PM »
Some were flying by, along the top of the cliff.
This one flying over the water, maybe the same one I photographed first, with the dark fringes on the tail feathers.

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Re: Nest Tribune Bay Tennis Court - 2017-2018 season
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2018, 08:44:25 PM »
I had hoped to paddle out of the bay to look for pelagic birds, but by the time I had admired all those beautiful eagles, the weather started to cloud over. So I came back into the bay, and now the eagles were not so flighty. Maybe looking for an overnight perch as the sun came down...
So the light is not as good but I was able to pass right by all those eagles without disturbing them.

Four of them all together here.
January 1st, 3:30 pm







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Re: Nest Tribune Bay Tennis Court - 2017-2018 season
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2018, 09:01:09 PM »
Continuing on, under the tree where four eagles were perched, and then beyond.

January 1st, 3:30 pm







Some of all ages... And again the bluffs and the arbutus trees full of berries in the background.







It's around here that I saw an eagle trying to land on a snag and a smaller bird dislodging it.... Sure enough the smaller bird turned out to be a Peregrine Falcon! All the photos are dark blobs, so your mind picture will have to do for this one! I suspect the peregrines nest somewhere in this area.


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Re: Nest Tribune Bay Tennis Court - 2017-2018 season
« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2018, 10:03:38 PM »
They look like something called a loquat.

They do look similar to loquats I found on the internet.    :nod2
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Re: Nest Tribune Bay Tennis Court - 2017-2018 season
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2018, 03:09:14 AM »
What a fantastic way to celebrate the new year Wren! I am GREEN
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Re: Nest Tribune Bay Tennis Court - 2017-2018 season
« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2018, 10:42:39 AM »
 
Out for a walk with the Ottmeister & there was even a bit of Sun!
But i am on the wrong side of the lighting for this series of cool Eagle poses.
Rescuing them as best i can, as these poses were fabulous!
Airdying after a foggy day!
The fog was actually wet spray.
The Sun was a complete surprise.
 
january 15 2018 14:22 - adult Eagle
 

 


i was thinking this was all staining of the white head feathers but perhaps it is a combination of that plus this being a young adult with still some dark feathering in there as well.
 

 


Chest & belly feathering all fluffed out for the full drying effect.
 

 
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Re: Nest Tribune Bay Tennis Court - 2017-2018 season
« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2018, 10:48:54 AM »
 
january 15 2018 14:23 - adult Eagle
 


Losing the light now, but fab silhouette anyway.
See all the staining? likely from eating dead Seal or Sea Lion with all the fat they have.
 

 

 

 

 
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Re: Nest Tribune Bay Tennis Court - 2017-2018 season
« Reply #23 on: January 17, 2018, 11:28:21 AM »
 
On our way back to the parking lot i spotted something interesting beside the path & picked it up to check it out.
White fluid came out when i squeezed it.
Someone must have brought it up from the beach.
When we returned the next day i was determined to find this & photograph it.
We have something like this in our Natural History Center, & i also found something like this once on the beach.
This seems to be a fresher, less dried out version of the same thing.
This is the bottom of it.
 
january 16 2018 13:19 - Big Skate Egg Case/Raja binoculata
 


This is the top side.
 


Now here is the dried specimen that i found between Phipps & Collishaw.
i*d put it in my garbage pickup bag thinking it was melted black plastic!

june 24 2016 15:51 - Big Skate Egg Case/Raja binoculata
 


Here is the specimen that we have at the Natural History Center.
These are all cases that the young develop in!

june 23 2016 13:39 - Big Skate Egg Case/Raja binoculata
 

 

 
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Re: Nest Tribune Bay Tennis Court - 2017-2018 season
« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2018, 05:44:13 AM »
Very interesting -- no wonder you were confused - not just odd but fresh sample bears no resemblance to dried samples. Good eye on you!   :thumbup:

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Re: Nest Tribune Bay Tennis Court - 2017-2018 season
« Reply #25 on: January 18, 2018, 07:34:14 AM »
I can't believe you picked it up!! loos s alien   yikes!!!!!!

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Re: Nest Tribune Bay Tennis Court - 2017-2018 season
« Reply #26 on: January 19, 2018, 11:31:56 AM »
 
The next day & a bit of Sun coming from the right direction to light the Eagle this time!
Feathers blowing in the snarking wind.
 
january 16 2018 14:11 - adult Eagle
 

 

 


Lost the light but not the wind!
 

 


i don*t think this is the stained Eagle, though this one is a bit stained too.


 
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Re: Nest Tribune Bay Tennis Court - 2017-2018 season
« Reply #27 on: January 19, 2018, 11:19:42 PM »
Beautiful captures in the sunlight, booni!    :thumbup:
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Re: Nest Tribune Bay Tennis Court - 2017-2018 season
« Reply #28 on: January 27, 2018, 01:27:53 PM »
 
On a walk that began here, we started at the south end of Tribune Bay in Nest # 24 territory, & walked towards the tennis court Nest territory.
We discovered a huge dead Sea Lion almost masked by all the seaweed & stuff washed in after all our storms.
The lower half seemed mostly eaten but the upper half was still there.
We didn*t get far away before the neighbourhood Ravens came in to scavenge.
Nictitating membrane blinking blue here.
The lower half of the Sea Lion was all tangled in seaweed, which you can see here.

january 22 13:27 2018 - Raven



Cropped version of above foto.





D-Lightened version.



Original version.





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Re: Nest Tribune Bay Tennis Court - 2017-2018 season
« Reply #29 on: January 27, 2018, 08:43:20 PM »
I like that close-up of the Raven, boonibarb!    :nod2
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