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Hornby Ground Observations that Aren't Eagle Related 2019-2020
« on: October 03, 2019, 09:31:25 AM »
 
Here we will post about all the fabulous wildlife on Hornby, except for Eagles.

Last year*s topic, & the link to previous years* topics, can be found here
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Re: Hornby Ground Observations that Aren't Eagle Related 2019-2020
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2019, 07:08:34 PM »
i*ve been seeing this female Spotted Towhee since the first week of september.
Look!
She has NO tail feathers!
Didn*t stop her from leaping to the top of this huge Sunflower, however.
i would like to get better pictures of her, but i don*t see her very often.
 
october 15 2019 13:27 - female Spotted Towhee






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Re: Hornby Ground Observations that Aren't Eagle Related 2019-2020
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2019, 08:43:07 AM »
i next to never leave the Island, but i had to, this day.
It was a lovely day!
Got to the far side of Denman & there was a long wait.
There was a rainbow!
 
october 17 2019 09:30 - rainbow over Vancouver Island







Happy to be heading home again, & in the line up for the next ferry, i spot dots on the water to my left & go investigate on this sunny day.
Sunny & raining, too.

october 17 2019 13:21 - Common Loon



This Gull was lying down on top of a floating item like a tire with styrofoam inside.


 



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Re: Hornby Ground Observations that Aren't Eagle Related 2019-2020
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2019, 09:06:55 AM »

october 17 2019 13:25 - Gull



A couple of Scoters & the Gull were getting at the exposed edibles on this other floaty item.

october 17 2019 13:25 - male Surf Scoter



i think of Scoters as large Birds, but they sure are not, compared to this Gull.





Pretty pretty Mew Gull.
To me, they bob like corks on the water.


 



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Re: Hornby Ground Observations that Aren't Eagle Related 2019-2020
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2019, 09:13:14 AM »

october 17 2019 13:26 - Mew Gull



Love the bow wave & the look of the water in all these.



Such bizarre-looking Birds.








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Re: Hornby Ground Observations that Aren't Eagle Related 2019-2020
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2020, 08:27:34 AM »
While i was photographing Mr. Em on the wide angle camera after the Polar Bear Swim, i noticed this beauty in a Tree nearby.
i was trying to photograph them but it was too dark & i was getting frustrated so i started a video.
 
january 1 2020 13:09 - Red-breasted Sapsucker preening

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