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Re: Southern Vancouver Island Wildlife

Post by elle » Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:51 pm

Barred Owl in Beacon Hill Park a few days ago. We had given up looking for it when it hooted and there was a response hoot from afar. I am not sure where the nest is but it would seem there is a pair :)
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Re: Southern Vancouver Island Wildlife

Post by sassyk » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:37 am

elle there is a big broken tree a short distance down the path from the maintenance yard; that is where they nested last year.
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Re: Southern Vancouver Island Wildlife

Post by sassyk » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:45 am

Some photos I took on March 19th.

A Killdeer at the construction site where the Reay Creek nest is.
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A Red-tailed Hawk on the eagles' perch tree on the Epicure property.
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A Loon at the north end of Pat Bay running across the water trying to launch itself airborne.
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Re: Southern Vancouver Island Wildlife

Post by elle » Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:03 pm

sassyk wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:37 am
elle there is a big broken tree a short distance down the path from the maintenance yard; that is where they nested last year.
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Thanks. We have looked everywhere. I know what kind of tree to look for but I have not been successful. . May have a boo tomorrow on our Friday afternoon touring that will end up at Ogden Point.
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Re: Southern Vancouver Island Wildlife

Post by sassyk » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:39 pm

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.
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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 soft growling sound that reminded me of a male lion.
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Re: Southern Vancouver Island Wildlife

Post by sassyk » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:42 pm

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

A Song Sparrow.
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A couple of Golden Crowned Sparrows.
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Re: Southern Vancouver Island Wildlife

Post by sassyk » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:48 pm

Photos of an Anna's Hummingbird nest with 2 week old babies at Anderson Hill in Oak Bay.
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Mama on a nearby branch.
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Mama feeding her babies.
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Re: Southern Vancouver Island Wildlife

Post by sassyk » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:53 pm

My first photos of a Rufous Hummingbird yesterday at Gonzales Hill.
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Re: Southern Vancouver Island Wildlife

Post by sassyk » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:57 pm

The sun with a beautiful aura taken yesterday at Loon Bay Park in the Uplands area.
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Sign at Walbran Park at Gonzales Hill.
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Cairn at Walbran Park.
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Re: Southern Vancouver Island Wildlife

Post by sassyk » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:20 pm

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

Double-crested Cormorant.
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Anna's Hummingbird.
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Otter.
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Re: Southern Vancouver Island Wildlife

Post by sassyk » Thu May 31, 2018 9:58 pm

Violet Green Swallow I photographed yesterday near the Wallace Dr. eagle nest.
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Male Anna's Hummingbird on West Saanich Rd.
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Same male.
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Re: Southern Vancouver Island Wildlife

Post by sassyk » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:12 pm

Papa Barred Owl in Beacon Hill Park this afternoon.
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Mama preening.
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Re: Southern Vancouver Island Wildlife

Post by elle » Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:38 am

Sweet American Goldfinch at 10 Mile Point on Wednesday.
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Re: Southern Vancouver Island Wildlife

Post by elle » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:57 pm

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Re: Southern Vancouver Island Wildlife

Post by sassyk » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:52 am

Geese families at Esquimalt Lagoon June 5th.
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