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The Recycling Depot - 2018-2019 Season
« on: October 10, 2018, 07:29:16 PM »

In 2014, i decided to start a topic for the Hornby Island Recycling Depot.
This is a really cool place, with innovative recycling programs.
There is even a Free Store!
You bring items that are not garbage, that are still good to use, & you can take anything that grabs your fancy.
The Recycling Depot is a great resource for a lot of the local Artists.
There is an excellent composting program.
As much as possible is diverted from the waste bins.
There is also wildlife here!
i love the Ravens that hang around.
& there just may be an Eagle Nest nearby, as i have often heard Eagle calls from the Depot.

To read the first season of this topic, click here.
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Re: The Recycling Depot - 2018-2019 Season
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2018, 07:43:37 PM »
 
Whooo!
Haven*t posted about The Recycling Depot in four years.
It*s about time.
The composting program attracts LOTS of Ravens & Deer.
It has been a fantasy of mine for a long time to photograph them.
People drop off their compost, & the Ravens & Deer come in flocks to feast.
There are lots of people coming & going, so i figure i might be able to get nice & close to them.
But i never seem to have time!
Or, when i do, there are no Deer or Ravens around.
On this day, it was pouring rain & there was plenty of fresh composte & plenty of Deer & Ravens.
i slowly got as close as i could in my car & then parked & rolled the window down & waited for the Ravens to return.
i didn*t have to wait long.
One was just outside my window, on the cement wall, the other was further away on the dark compost pile.
Here*s the one that was pretty much right outside my window.
Standing on the cement wall.
 
october 7 2018 11:50 - Recycling Depot Raven
 


This is the one who was farther away, on the big pile.
 


The rain was fabulous because it was making their feathers shine!
That is probably my rear view mirror, making the fuzz at the bottom of the foto.
 


With Ravens, it is hard to get the camera settings just right.
Plus it was dark & pouring rain.
So i am experimenting.
 


They are wary & curious about me.
i just sit still in my car.
 

 
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Re: The Recycling Depot - 2018-2019 Season
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2018, 07:47:41 PM »
 
october 7 2018 11:53 - Recycling Depot Raven
 

 

 

 

 
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Re: The Recycling Depot - 2018-2019 Season
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2018, 10:21:00 PM »
Beautiful Raven photos, booni!      :binocs
Commit random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty.

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Re: The Recycling Depot - 2018-2019 Season
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2018, 11:39:35 AM »
 
Yesterday was lovely sunny & warm & i went to the Recycling Depot & was just leaving, as it was closing, when i spotted the Ravens again.
So i parked & rolled down the window & just watched them for a while with my camera.

Figuring out my camera settings in this first one.
It is a bit dark, & yet all the right areas have cool lighting!
& i love the background, too.
 
october 26 2018 13:08 - Raven
 

 

 

 

 

 
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Re: The Recycling Depot - 2018-2019 Season
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2018, 11:43:30 AM »
 
These Depot Raves are the biggest shiniest Ravens i have ever seen!
 
october 26 2018 13:11 - Raven
 

 

 

 

 

 
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Re: The Recycling Depot - 2018-2019 Season
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2018, 11:45:18 AM »
And not even raining! They must be very healthy great captures

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Re: The Recycling Depot - 2018-2019 Season
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2018, 11:49:02 AM »
 
october 26 2018 13:14 - Raven
 

 

 

 
Nictitating membrane here.
 

 
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