Search found 1983 matches

by sassyk
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Archive - Nests in BC - with Ground Observers
Topic: Metchosin , Westshore and Sooke Bald Eagles 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 20
Views: 1488

Re: Metchosin , Westshore and Sooke Bald Eagles 2017-2018 Season

I did a tour of the Metchosin nests today with a friend. Both eagles were back and forth from the Farhill Road nest to Albert Head Lagoon area hunting. One flew over the lagoon with something in its talons, followed by 3 adults and an immature eagle. It was headed towards the nest so we went back to...
by sassyk
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Archive - Nests in BC - with Ground Observers
Topic: Royal Roads Eagles, Colwood BC - 2017/2018 Season
Replies: 13
Views: 1155

Re: Royal Roads Eagles, Colwood BC - 2017/2018 Season

I went to the nest site with a friend today and we did see both adult eagles. One was in the nest although we couldn't see it until the other one flew into the nest. When we looked at the nest from Esquimalt Lagoon we didn't see an eagle in it. One of the eagles flew from the nest area to a tree on ...
by sassyk
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Archive - Nests in BC - with Ground Observers
Topic: Marigold Park Eagles, Saanich BC - 2018 Season
Replies: 2
Views: 843

Re: Marigold Park Eagles, Saanich BC - 2018 Season

My contact has confirmed that the eagles are not nesting this season. They are still seen and heard in the park, defending their territory.
by sassyk
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Games Room
Topic: Make 30 Words Out Of A Word
Replies: 5199
Views: 149277

Re: Make 30 Words Out Of A Word

COUNTERREVOLUTIONARY

1. lucrative
2. territory
3. cantilever
4. relocate
5. terrain
6. ration
7. recreation
8. evolution
9. retroactively
10. octet
11. value
12. intolerance
13. revolt
14. recovery
15. errantly
16. tricolour
17. lion
18. atrocity
19. courier
by sassyk
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Archive - Other Birds and Wildlife
Topic: Southern Vancouver Island Wildlife
Replies: 63
Views: 8327

Re: Southern Vancouver Island Wildlife

Photos of some of the wildlife I saw at Saxe Pt. Park yesterday.

Double-crested Cormorant.
IMG_1933 - Copy.JPG

Anna's Hummingbird.
IMG_1935 - Copy.JPG

Otter.
IMG_1945 - Copy.JPG
by sassyk
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Archive - Other Birds and Wildlife
Topic: Southern Vancouver Island Wildlife
Replies: 63
Views: 8327

Re: Southern Vancouver Island Wildlife

The sun with a beautiful aura taken yesterday at Loon Bay Park in the Uplands area.
IMG_1822 - Copy.JPG

Sign at Walbran Park at Gonzales Hill.
IMG_1898 - Copy.JPG

Cairn at Walbran Park.
IMG_1899 - Copy.JPG
by sassyk
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Archive - Other Birds and Wildlife
Topic: Southern Vancouver Island Wildlife
Replies: 63
Views: 8327

Re: Southern Vancouver Island Wildlife

My first photos of a Rufous Hummingbird yesterday at Gonzales Hill.
IMG_1877 - Copy.JPG
IMG_1882 - Copy.JPG
IMG_1889 - Copy.JPG
by sassyk
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Archive - Other Birds and Wildlife
Topic: Southern Vancouver Island Wildlife
Replies: 63
Views: 8327

Re: Southern Vancouver Island Wildlife

Photos of an Anna's Hummingbird nest with 2 week old babies at Anderson Hill in Oak Bay.
IMG_1783 - Copy.JPG

Mama on a nearby branch.
IMG_1786 - Copy.JPG

Mama feeding her babies.
IMG_1796 - Copy.JPG
by sassyk
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Archive - Other Birds and Wildlife
Topic: Southern Vancouver Island Wildlife
Replies: 63
Views: 8327

Re: Southern Vancouver Island Wildlife

Some photos of birds I saw on my outing yesterday at the Victoria Golf Course in Oak Bay.

A Song Sparrow.
IMG_1769 - Copy.JPG

A couple of Golden Crowned Sparrows.
IMG_1775 - Copy.JPG
IMG_1773 - Copy.JPG
by sassyk
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Archive - Nests in BC - with Ground Observers
Topic: Saxe Pt. Park Eagles, Esquimalt BC - 2017/2018 Season
Replies: 44
Views: 4043

Re: Saxe Pt. Park Eagles, Esquimalt BC - 2017/2018 Season

The male sat on the marker for quite a long time before flying towards the treed area on the other side of the park. I wandered up and down the trails but didn't see him. I heard the eagle in the nest calling and thought he might have gone to the nest. When I walked over to the nest area I did not s...
by sassyk
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Archive - Nests in BC - with Ground Observers
Topic: Saxe Pt. Park Eagles, Esquimalt BC - 2017/2018 Season
Replies: 44
Views: 4043

Re: Saxe Pt. Park Eagles, Esquimalt BC - 2017/2018 Season

I went to the park yesterday and discovered the male perched on the marker on the small rock outcropping offshore.
IMG_1938 - Copy.JPG
IMG_1940 - Copy.JPG
IMG_1948 - Copy.JPG
by sassyk
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Archive - Nests in BC - with Ground Observers
Topic: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2017/2018 Season
Replies: 24
Views: 1788

Re: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2017/2018 Season

I visited the park yesterday with a friend and there were no eagles seen or heard. The nest looks the same as it did last time I visited. Taken from the grassy area across the road from the washrooms. IMG_1919 - Copy.JPG The back side of the nest taken from the road near the playground area. IMG_190...
by sassyk
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Archive - Nests in BC - with Ground Observers
Topic: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2017/2018 Season
Replies: 99
Views: 6495

Re: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2017/2018 Season

Sylvan Lane nest yesterday: We met a lovely couple who live next door to the nest tree and had a nice chat with them. They were very kind and offered us some refreshments. When we said thank you very much but we couldn't stay long they offered us chairs. What sweet people :) We also met a fellow up ...
by sassyk
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Archive - Nests in BC - with Ground Observers
Topic: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2017/2018 Season
Replies: 99
Views: 6495

Re: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2017/2018 Season

Uplands nest yesterday:

Female in the nest incubating; white head on the right side of the big branch in front.
IMG_1824 - Copy.JPG

Male perched on snag down by the yacht club on Beach Drive.
IMG_1819 - Copy.JPG
One eagle was perched on the post on Trial Island; didn't stop for a photo.
by sassyk
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Archive - Nests in BC - with Ground Observers
Topic: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2017/2018 Season
Replies: 99
Views: 6495

Re: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2017/2018 Season

York Place visit yesterday afternoon.

When we arrived the eagle at the top of the big tree across the road was squawking at a juvenile flying overhead.
IMG_1829 - Copy.JPG
IMG_1836 - Copy.JPG

The head and some dark feathers seen in the nest from York Place.
IMG_1855 - Copy.JPG
by sassyk
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Archive - Nests in BC - with Ground Observers
Topic: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2017/2018 Season
Replies: 99
Views: 6495

Re: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2017/2018 Season

Morning visit cont'd.

The male had just landed on the side of the nest.
IMG_1751 - Copy.JPG
He was admiring his eaglet in these next 2 photos.
IMG_1754 - Copy.JPG
IMG_1756 - Copy.JPG
by sassyk
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Archive - Nests in BC - with Ground Observers
Topic: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2017/2018 Season
Replies: 99
Views: 6495

Re: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2017/2018 Season

York Place nest visit yesterday morning; photos taken from Prospect Place. One eagle was at the back of the nest (male) when we arrived, the female was in the nest feeding an eaglet. IMG_1731 - Copy.JPG The male at the back of the nest flew out to a nearby tree, landing amongst all the branches wher...
by sassyk
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Games Room
Topic: Make 30 Words Out Of A Word
Replies: 5199
Views: 149277

Re: Make 30 Words Out Of A Word

COUNTERREVOLUTIONARY

1. lucrative
2. territory
3. cantilever
4. relocate
5. terrain
6. ration
7. recreation
8. evolution
9. retroactively
by sassyk
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Archive - Nests in BC - with Ground Observers
Topic: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2017/2018 Season
Replies: 99
Views: 6495

Re: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2017/2018 Season

I did a tour of the Oak Bay nests today with 2 of my birding friends. All 3 of us are positive the eagle in the York Place nest was feeding an eaglet :woohoo: I'll be back later with a few more details and some photos.
by sassyk
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Games Room
Topic: Make 30 Words Out Of A Word
Replies: 5199
Views: 149277

Re: Make 30 Words Out Of A Word

TRIBOLUMINESCENSE 1. tribune 2. muscles 3. lemons 4. Bitcoins 5. lumens 6. silencers 7. censors 8. customers 9. sense 10. crumbliness 11. miniscule 12. robust 13. scent 14. mints 15. sentries 16. incense 17. sobrieties 18. broils 19. omniscient 20. troubles 21. unit 22. sublime 23. minute 24. licent...
by sassyk
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Games Room
Topic: Make 30 Words Out Of A Word
Replies: 5199
Views: 149277

Re: Make 30 Words Out Of A Word

TRIBOLUMINESCENSE

1. tribune
2. muscles
3. lemons
4. Bitcoins
5. lumens
6. silencers
7. censors
8. customers
9. sense
10. crumbliness
11. miniscule
12. robust
13. scent
14. mints
15. sentries
by sassyk
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Archive - Nests in BC - with Ground Observers
Topic: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2017/2018 Season
Replies: 24
Views: 1788

Re: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2017/2018 Season

I took photos from various vantage points and did not see any movement, white head feathers or yellow beak in the nest. This photo was taken from the sidewalk across from the washroom building. IMG_1673 - Copy.JPG This photo was taken from the back side of the nest tree. IMG_1678 - Copy.JPG This pho...
by sassyk
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Archive - Nests in BC - with Ground Observers
Topic: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2017/2018 Season
Replies: 24
Views: 1788

Re: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2017/2018 Season

Went to the park for awhile today in very dreary weather :( We didn't see anything moving in the nest but one of the adults flew to the top of the nest tree from behind the nest. I managed to get a couple of photos of it but unfortunately it was facing away from me. These first 2 photos were taken f...
by sassyk
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Games Room
Topic: Make 30 Words Out Of A Word
Replies: 5199
Views: 149277

Re: Make 30 Words Out Of A Word

NEONICOTINOIDS

1. incidents
2. decision
3. innocents
4. cosine
5. ninnies
6. cities
7. cooties
8. stone
9. conditions
10. inside
11. tonic
12. sonnet
13. docents
14. idiots
15. stoic
16. noticed
17. scent
18. coins
19. toonies ( Canadian 2 $ coin)
20. onions
by sassyk
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Archive - Other Birds and Wildlife
Topic: Southern Vancouver Island Wildlife
Replies: 63
Views: 8327

Re: Southern Vancouver Island Wildlife

When I was at Saxe Pt. Park on Apr. 3rd I saw a few young Golden-Crowned Sparrow foraging in the grass beside the flower bed. IMG_1630 - Copy.JPG IMG_1633 - Copy.JPG I couldn't resist taking a few photos of this beautiful 10 year old dog. It was lying on the grass beside the bench and kept making a ...
by sassyk
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Games Room
Topic: Make 30 Words Out Of A Word
Replies: 5199
Views: 149277

Re: Make 30 Words Out Of A Word

NEONICOTINOIDS

1. incidents
2. decision
3. innocents
4. cosine
5. ninnies
6. cities
7. cooties
8. stone
9. conditions
10. inside
11. tonic
12. sonnet
13. docents
14. idiots
by sassyk
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Archive - Osprey
Topic: Savannah Georgia Osprey Nest - 2018 Season
Replies: 207
Views: 11220

Re: Savannah Georgia Osprey Nest - 2018 Season

Last few s'caps snipped from the Savannah Osprey site today.
Apr. 5th 19.24pm.JPG
Apr. 5th 19.45pm.JPG
Apr. 5th 19.52pm.JPG
by sassyk
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Archive - Osprey
Topic: Savannah Georgia Osprey Nest - 2018 Season
Replies: 207
Views: 11220

Re: Savannah Georgia Osprey Nest - 2018 Season

A few more s'caps snipped from the Savannah Osprey site today.
Apr. 5th 17.37.09pm.JPG
Apr. 5th 17.37.22pm.JPG
Apr. 5th 19.14pm.JPG
by sassyk
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Archive - Osprey
Topic: Savannah Georgia Osprey Nest - 2018 Season
Replies: 207
Views: 11220

Re: Savannah Georgia Osprey Nest - 2018 Season

A few more s'caps snipped from the Savannah Osprey site today.
Apr. 5th 17.03.03pm.JPG
Apr. 5th 17.03.14pm.JPG
Apr. 5th 17.29pm.JPG
by sassyk
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Archive - Osprey
Topic: Savannah Georgia Osprey Nest - 2018 Season
Replies: 207
Views: 11220

Re: Savannah Georgia Osprey Nest - 2018 Season

:wave: FFF and Ferenz good to see you here and many thanks for the info and s'caps. Wow, that was sure a strange bit of action at the nest. The male didn't seem aggressive at all towards the interloper. Perhaps it was an offspring :dunno: Here are a few s'caps from today that I snipped from the Sava...

Go to advanced search