Southern Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands Wildlife - 2018/2019/2020 Seasons

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Re: Southern Vancouver Island Wildlife - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:14 pm

I had fun watching the Purple Martins at Goldstream Marina yesterday. There were at least 30 adults and approx. 10 young ones flying. The volunteers for the BC Purple Martin Recovery Program had been there on Sunday counting the birds and checking the nest boxes. I couldn't keep track of them; they were flitting in and out of the nest boxes, bringing food for their babies. It was reported there were still 10 eggs that had not hatched yet.
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Re: Southern Vancouver Island Wildlife - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:15 pm

Purple Martins cont'd.
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Re: Southern Vancouver Island Wildlife - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:16 pm

Purple Martins cont'd.
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Re: Southern Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands Wildlife - 2018/2019/2020 Seasons

Post by sassyk » Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:37 pm

I visited Goldstream Park on Jan. 21st and saw very few eagles and no spawning salmon.
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Re: Southern Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands Wildlife - 2018/2019/2020 Seasons

Post by sassyk » Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:41 pm

I saw 3 American Dippers preening and foraging at Goldstream Park on Jan. 21st.
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Re: Southern Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands Wildlife - 2018/2019/2020 Seasons

Post by sassyk » Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:44 pm

I saw a few pairs of Common Goldeneye ducks at Goldstream Marina on Jan 21st.
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Re: Southern Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands Wildlife - 2018/2019/2020 Seasons

Post by sassyk » Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:32 pm

I visited Beacon Hill Park on June 10th with my birding partner to see the Barred Owl family. 2 very cute fluffy owlets were flying back and forth from branch to branch while their parents perched nearby.
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This was Dad perched on the fence near where the owlets were perched in the maple trees.
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Re: Southern Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands Wildlife - 2018/2019/2020 Seasons

Post by sassyk » Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:35 pm

June 10th owls cont'd.

This is Mom who was getting a bit defensive due to someone walking along the trail with their large dog.
Barred Owl(6) BH Park 10 June 2021.JPG
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