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« on: December 26, 2017, 10:51:40 AM »


This Nest used to be in a big Fir right beside the main road overlooking the bank out to Denman & Vancouver Island from the west side.
The last couple of years it seemed that the Nest had collapsed & the pair moved inland to one & then another Tree, where they seemed to be incubating but didn*t end up having chicks.
This territory is beautiful, lots of beach front & a full view with beautiful sunsets.
You can read about last year & find links to previous years here.
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« Post / Reply #1 on: December 27, 2017, 07:53:33 PM »

 
It was a sunny day & i wanted to walk with Otto on the beach in the Sun!
So we went down to Phipps Point.
Other people showed up with their dogs & went to the left, so we went to the right.
Right away i spotted this Eagle low down in a Tree.
i could see her looking at me like she was going to bolt so i kept my head down & sat on a log while i got out my camera.
i then took fotos of her from my lap so i could look at her via the monitor rather than looking right at her.
Look at the beautiful dark streaking she still has in her yellow beak.
Looks like she has a full crop?
 
december 20 2017 14:38 - adult Eagle
 




What a beauty!
She blasted off after this foto.
 

 

 
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« Post / Reply #2 on: December 27, 2017, 09:38:19 PM »

What a smart way to capture her!!!  thumbup
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« Post / Reply #3 on: December 27, 2017, 11:00:35 PM »

Clever thinking, booni, and it worked!   nod
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« Post / Reply #4 on: December 28, 2017, 10:56:34 AM »

 
We walked until the washed up seaweed got too thick to walk in, then headed back.
i am always examining the seaweed, picking out the plastic & finding other interesting things.
i spotted legs & a beak that didn*t look like a sea Bird!

december 20 2017 15:16 - Barred Owl



For humans, we need to exert to make a fist with our hands.
For Birds, *making a fist* with their toes is the relaxed position.
Hard to imagine, eh?
They have to exert to open the fist of their toes.
So in death, the feet relax into the gripping position.



Some of the feathers visible here.
i was thinking maybe a Hawk?
But now i believe this is a Barred Owl.



i love the globes of light in this one.



i wonder what happened that this Owl ended up in the water?



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« Post / Reply #5 on: December 28, 2017, 10:21:26 PM »

Interesting discovery, booni.  Poor bird.  'tis a mystery.   
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« Post / Reply #6 on: January 04, 2018, 12:12:59 PM »

 
Found these two Birds inland a ways from Shingle Spit.
The calls of the Dove caught my attention.
Realized afterwards, Red-winged Blackbirds too!
Didn*t know we had those this time of year.
 
january 3 2018 14:07 - Red-winged Blackbird & Eurasian Collared Dove (thanks Nancy & Dawn!)
 

 

 
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« Post / Reply #7 on: January 04, 2018, 01:35:06 PM »

booni, that dove looks like a Eurasian Collared Dove to me (the mourning doves do not have that dark band across the back of their neck). I love the doves, even if this species is considered invasive here.  I used to have flocks of mourning doves at my feeders but they have been scarce this past year - maybe more predators around.
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