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Re: Ground Observations 2019-2020
« Reply #90 on: February 17, 2020, 10:13:03 AM »
february 16 2020 10:45 - youngster in mishi*s Tree



Relaxed, perched on one foot with the other tucked up into the belly feathers to warm.



The adult.








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Re: Ground Observations 2019-2020
« Reply #91 on: February 17, 2020, 10:19:20 AM »
Next i biked to the back side of the Nest where i discovered another youngster, perched on the very top of Gregg*s Tree!
This youngster appears to be watching the other two, in mishi*s Tree.
 
february 16 2020 10:52 - youngster in Gregg*s Tree





This youngster is a year younger!
Could be Churbles!



Okay, melt my heart all over again.





february 16 2020 10:57 - Em & Mr. Em in the Babysitting Tree
 



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Re: Ground Observations 2019-2020
« Reply #92 on: February 20, 2020, 11:42:31 AM »
Great update in pics and comments. Thank you!
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Re: Ground Observations 2019-2020
« Reply #93 on: February 22, 2020, 08:39:02 AM »
i was just biking home for the day when a neighbour stopped me to show me fotos of a Sea Lion she had just taken at Grassy Point.
The Sea Lion was basking in the Sun, but was letting people get way too close.
So something was wrong.
i decided to go down there to check it out.
It was a lovely sunny afternoon & there was the Sea Lion, very close to the shore & the low tide water line.

february 20 2020 16:00 - Sea Lion







i couldn*t see anything wrong with the Sea Lion, but it is NOT normal for them to be so close to shore & alone & to let people & dogs get so close.
i warned those people that it is not safe for them to be so close.
A Sea Lion can move FAST!





When i got back home i called the Marine Mammal Hotline to report this Sea Lion.
He had already gotten calls about this one & said someone would be investigating.

 
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Re: Ground Observations 2019-2020
« Reply #94 on: February 22, 2020, 08:45:06 AM »
While i was watching this Sea Lion, i heard Eagles mating to my left & discovered it was Em & Mr. Em!
 
february 20 2020 16:02 - Em & Mr. Em in the J Tree









i keep forgetting that Em & Mr. Em are not Mum & Dad!
They have totally different behaviours & use very different Trees.




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Re: Ground Observations 2019-2020
« Reply #95 on: February 25, 2020, 08:19:39 AM »
My friend stevi got more fotos & videos of that Sea Lion, & it turns out he had a brand!
C069.
i forwarded the foto on to some people who are interested in such sightings & this is what was said of him!

Thank you for the resight and picture!  I believe this is C069 (and not C86# or C067) which, if correct, is kind of interesting since I dont have any records on him since 2015.  We (Oregon and Washington Departments of Fish and Wildlife) branded him at Bonneville Dam on April 8, 2015 as part of an unusually large cohort of animals that came to the dam that year.  He was resighted at the San Miguel Island rookery in southern California a couple months later but disappeared after that.  Thanks again and let me know if you have any questions.
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Re: Ground Observations 2019-2020
« Reply #96 on: February 29, 2020, 09:05:41 AM »
Yesterday we were down at Grassy Point in the parking lot at the bottom of the hill.
The Wind was blasting so we were watching the waves & looking for Eagles.
We spotted a pair of Eagles over to the left of Grassy Point a bit, perched on the same branch together.
Here is the gorgeous youngster.
You can see the adult to the right.
i am thinking this is the Eagle that was spotted from the cam, perched for a long time in Constables* Fir.
They appeared to be bloodied from either injury or eating something.
Through my camera the face appeared redder that it does in my fotos.
But the red has faded a lot since this Eagle was spotted by the cam.

february 28 2020 11:12 - young Eagle with adult
 










These Eagles, as well as two that were perched in the Glass House Trees, were watching for Herring.
They come up  near the surface & the Eagles all fly out & try to nab some to eat.


 



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Re: Ground Observations 2019-2020
« Reply #97 on: March 02, 2020, 09:16:46 AM »
It was actually a sunny warm day except for the Wind, so we were sitting at the picnic table on Grassy Point, practicing with our cameras.
Suddenly my friend noticed an Eagle heading way out over the water, nabbing something at the surface, then flying back in with it.
i turned around just in time to see an Eagle flying in carrying something large that was dragging behind.
i figured it was a Herring with Seaweed attached but it was a Gull!
It was Mr. Em & you can hear Em calling for the food in the background.

february 29 2020 15:14 - Mr. Em with a Gull
 
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He started plucking the Gull, but then flew off & left the Gull there!
Here is Em, watching.
There were also other Eagles interested, but they got chased off.

february 29 2020 15:23 - Em in the Glass House Tree


 



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Re: Ground Observations 2019-2020
« Reply #98 on: March 02, 2020, 09:20:20 AM »
What was really cool was, we were watching to see what would happen & all these groups of Gulls were flying past.
They would turn around & one by one fly back to hover over the dead Gull!
We watched this happen over & over with flocks of Gulls flying past.
Then some Crows flew in.
 
february 29 2020 15:30 - Crow





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Re: Ground Observations 2019-2020
« Reply #99 on: March 02, 2020, 09:59:19 AM »
Okay, so i had trouble uploading some of my fotos, so now i am filling in the ones that wouldn*t upload.
 
february 29 2020 15:14 - Mr. Em with a Gull





Giving the hairy eyeball to the Eagles flying overhead.







 



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Re: Ground Observations 2019-2020
« Reply #100 on: March 02, 2020, 10:22:30 AM »
Spotted!
 
february 29 2020 15:16 - Mr. Em with a Gull





february 29 2020 15:23 - Em in the Glass House Tree



february 29 2020 15:29 - Crow


 



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Re: Ground Observations 2019-2020
« Reply #101 on: March 03, 2020, 02:30:00 AM »
Jeff will love the crow haha. Nice captures Booni! :-)

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Re: Ground Observations 2019-2020
« Reply #102 on: March 05, 2020, 09:12:57 AM »
The Herring Spawn, if one happens this year, is imminent.
Conservancy Hornby Island is raising funds to convince the government to stop or ease back on the horrid roe fishery.
Every year Grant Scott takes people out on his lovely wooden fishboat Sun Corona, to admire & appreciate all the wildlife that shows up for this event.
At Norris Rocks he pointed out to us a Sea Lion pup nursing, so i took a video of this.
 
march 4 2020 12:26 - Sea Lion pup nursing

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Re: Ground Observations 2019-2020
« Reply #103 on: March 06, 2020, 02:52:49 AM »
I love how the mum is stroking her pup as he nurses. :heart :heart :heart :heart
 

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Re: Ground Observations 2019-2020
« Reply #104 on: March 06, 2020, 08:30:18 AM »
We were down investigating Grassy Point & spotted these Eagles over to the left.
 
march 4 2020 10:55 - adult Eagle





march 4 2020 11:02 - Mr. Em in The His & Hers Tree






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