Southern Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands Wildlife - 2018-2022 Seasons

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Re: Southern Vancouver Island Wildlife - 2018/2019 Season

Post by Karen Saunders » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:03 pm

:thumlft: WOW Sassy, you sure got lucky on Sunday!!
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Re: Southern Vancouver Island Wildlife - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:36 pm

Thanks Karen. Yes, it was a fantastic trip :thumlft:
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Re: Southern Vancouver Island Wildlife - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:54 am

I had a lovely walk on the new floating walkway over Swan Lake the other day. There weren't many birds or ducks around but I did manage to capture a few photos of a pair of Green-winged Teal ducks and some female American Wigeons.

Male Green-winged Teal.
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Female Green-winged Teal.
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Female American Wigeon.
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Re: Southern Vancouver Island Wildlife - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:33 pm

I spent some time at Fleming Beach in Esquimalt on Oct. 12th, watching a pair of Mute Swans that hang out there. They were foraging in the kelp bed when all of a sudden one of them flew out its wings and flapped away closer to the beach. Then a head came up out of the water and I realized an otter had scared the swan :ohmy:
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Re: Southern Vancouver Island Wildlife - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:33 pm

The swans are so beautiful and I miss seeing them at Esquimalt Lagoon :(
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Re: Southern Vancouver Island Wildlife - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:38 pm

I wasn't quick enough with my little camera to get a decent photo of the otter but managed to get it's back before it disappeared.
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A while later it came up onto a log beside the dock but by the time I noticed it and focused my lens it was diving into the water. All I got was its tail :roll:
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Saw this little Northern Flicker on a pole on Plaskett Place in Esquimalt.
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Re: Southern Vancouver Island Wildlife - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:07 am

Saw this gaggle of Cackling Geese in Goodacre Lake at Beacon Hill Park on Friday with one juvenile Greater White-fronted goose.
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Re: Southern Vancouver Island Wildlife - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:15 am

A few more of the lone juvenile goose.
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Re: Southern Vancouver Island Wildlife - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:51 pm

Mute Swans at Fleming Beach on 30 Oct.
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Re: Southern Vancouver Island Wildlife - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:53 pm

A few more of the Mute Swans. They always seems to be there.
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Re: Southern Vancouver Island Wildlife - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:57 pm

Northern Pintail ducks at Esquimalt Lagoon on 30th Oct.
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A young buck on the lawn of the new house at the end of the lagoon.
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Re: Southern Vancouver Island Wildlife - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:04 pm

Black Squirrel in Beacon Hill Park on 30th Oct.
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Peacock.
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Pretty tree beside the lake.
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Re: Southern Vancouver Island Wildlife - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:29 pm

Esquimalt Lagoon 2 Nov.

Juvenile European Starling.
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Not sure but I think these are Dunlin.
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Re: Southern Vancouver Island Wildlife - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:02 pm

I visited Goldstream Park on Nov. 6th. I saw one American Dipper with
a salmon egg in its beak near the edge of the river bank.
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There were quite a few eagles of all ages perched in the trees along the river.
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I think there is at least 12 or more eagles in this photo. There will be a lot more
gathering there in the next month.
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Re: Southern Vancouver Island Wildlife - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:07 pm

Eagles out at the edge of the estuary.
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