Category Archives: animals

Harris Hawk

Annakin, a Harris Hawk at The Raptors

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Barred Owl

Wellie, a Barred Owl at The Raptors (PNWR) in the Cowichan Valley. Barred Owls (Strix varia) are also known as the Hoot Owl or Eight Hooter, and are sometimes erroneously called the Bard Owl.

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Bald Eagle

Manwe, a Bald Eagle at the PNWR demonstrating his hunting skills

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Bald Eagle

Manwe, one of the bald eagles at The Raptors in the Cowichan Valley

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The bird handler

A Peregrine Falcon with one of the handlers at The Raptors The fastest animal on the planet, Peregrines have been recorded diving at speeds over 300 km/h. These adaptable avian hunters are one of the most widespread species of bird … Continue reading

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Peregrine Falcon

A Peregrine Falcon at The Raptors (PNWR) in the Cowichan Valley

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Cowichan Bay – Man and nature

The eagles over the Cowichan River Estuary don’t appear to be bothered by the freighters anchored in Cowichan Bay. Neither do they appear to be in the least concerned with the wooden pilings that were once used for log booming. … Continue reading

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Cowichan Bay – man and nature

Cargo ships at anchor in Cowichan Bay as they wait to head to Vancouver and Richmond to load with products

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Whiskey Jack

My ski bin made a handy perch for a cheeky Whiskey Jack at Mount Washington

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A little toad

A little toad in Strathcona Provincial Park

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