Category Archives: birds

Cowichan River Estuary – Fall reflections

A moment in time at the Cowichan River Estuary – reflections of nature on the water, and a moment reflecting on the vanishing forest products industry. Related Posts:Cowichan Bay – man and natureCowichan Bay – EaglesCowichan River Estuary – Stone … Continue reading

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Seagulls or Sea Gulls?

Seagulls or Sea Gulls? What most people refer to as seagulls or sea gulls are actually birds in the scientifically classified family Laridae- the gull and tern” family with more than 35 species in it. Gulls at Point Holmes, but … Continue reading

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Point Holmes seagulls

Raucous seagulls at Point Holmes – these birds are hardly ever quiet, but when they have a reason to make some noise they sure do! Point Holmes is a beautiful section of coastline on Baynes Sound, which in turn is … Continue reading

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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 – Eagles

Eagles in a tree overlooking the Cowichan River estuary Related Posts:Cowichan River Estuary – Stone Butter ChurchCowichan Bay – man and natureStone Butter ChurchBoxcar

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Whiskey Jack

My ski bin made a handy perch for a cheeky Whiskey Jack at Mount Washington Related Posts:Mount Washington – Whiskey JackWhiskey JackStrathcona – Whiskey JacksMount Washington – Whiskey Jacks

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Whiskey Jack

Whiskey Jacks, (Perisoreus canadensis), also known as the Gray Jay, Canada Jay, are rather bold little birds that have become habituated to humans offering them food, and they will land on your hand even if it is empty. Feeding Whiskey … Continue reading

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Pipers Lagoon – watching the world go by…

Pipers Lagoon is one of my favorite places to watch the world go by. Except for a few brief moments at slack tide, the water in the lagoon flows with great speed through the small opening into Georgia Strait. Birds … Continue reading

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Muir Creek – the birds

Located off Highway 14 between Sooke and Jordan River, Muir Creek opens onto Orveas Bay on Juan de Fuca Strait. It’s a great place to watch birds and to search for fossils that are exposed at low tide. Related Posts:Clover … Continue reading

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Red and Green

Port and starboard (red and green) channel markers at Swartz Bay Birds are extra… Related Posts:Gabriola – A green boatGreenGreenA P Green Empire bricks

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