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Nature Photography ~ Your Photos & Tips / Re: Your Photos & Stories
« Last post by Rajame on Today at 02:52:54 PM »
Very cool! Mr Raj and I watched and listened.
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i*ve been seeing this female Spotted Towhee since the first week of september.
Look!
She has NO tail feathers!
Didn*t stop her from leaping to the top of this huge Sunflower, however.
i would like to get better pictures of her, but i don*t see her very often.
 
october 15 2019 13:27 - female Spotted Towhee






link to my fotos page -
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
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Nature Photography ~ Your Photos & Tips / Re: Your Photos & Stories
« Last post by Cawatcher on October 21, 2019, 02:51:02 PM »
Wow, a new learning experience for me..
Last evening I set my camera up on a tripod The bats were talking back and forth prior to taking off to hunt insects for the evening.. Who knew we could hear them??? I did not expect them to go for the cameraeither! This is them calling before take off then taking off in flights

https://youtu.be/VZj3w-84XRE
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZj3w-84XRE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZj3w-84XRE</a>
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Around Hornby Island ~ 2019-2020 / Re: Nest 6/7 Savoie Farm 2019-2020 Season
« Last post by Cawatcher on October 21, 2019, 12:45:54 PM »
Wow! fantastic light on the eagle.. I have no idea on the plover either! We need the shorebird experts !!
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Around Hornby Island ~ 2019-2020 / Re: Nest 6/7 Savoie Farm 2019-2020 Season
« Last post by boonibarb on October 21, 2019, 11:09:51 AM »


october 13 2019 16:18 - Plover





As we are preparing to leave for the day, one of the Eagle pair flies to the east of us a bit.

october 13 2019 16:31 - adult Eagle



This Eagle kept looking down like this, for some reason.




 


Nictitating membrane.




link to my fotos page -
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
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Around Hornby Island ~ 2019-2020 / Re: Nest 6/7 Savoie Farm 2019-2020 Season
« Last post by boonibarb on October 21, 2019, 11:03:29 AM »

october 13 2019 16:12 - Plover











It is a MOST lovely day to be doing this.
 



link to my fotos page -
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
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Around Hornby Island ~ 2019-2020 / Re: Nest 6/7 Savoie Farm 2019-2020 Season
« Last post by boonibarb on October 21, 2019, 10:53:32 AM »
i was in this territory to help with our monthly Sea Bird count of this area.
There were four of us in attendance this time.
The more the merrier.
We all learn from each other.
This is where we start, looking out to sea for tiny dots floating on the surface, or, hopefully, close in to shore.
There are binoculars, scopes & lots of Bird identification books.
This is called citizen science, & all our Island reports get handed in to one person & she ships them off to a fella on Vancouver Island who keeps track.
i LOVE the excuse to visit this place!
We share the field with cattle.
 
october 13 2019 15:36 - the counters



We count the very few we spotted here, then moved west, where we are at the east edge of Collishaw Point.
The Eagle pair await us!
The light is coming from behind them, since it is late in the day, & this makes for a pleasant effect.

october 13 2019 15:50 - Eagle pair





Everybody is far away & i am feeling useless til the farmer points out a Bird at the shore close to us!
Finally, something for me to take fotos of!
At first we were expecting this to be a Greater Yellowlegs, but the more we looked, the more we wondered who this Bird was.
Someone suggested a Dunlin, but they have much longer bills & are usually seen in groups.
A week later & there is still discussion.
For sure this is a Plover.
The Black-bellied Plover is common here, hundreds spend the winter with us.
But, there are rumblings that this could be a Pacific Golden Plover, or an American Golden Plover, both of which would be pretty exciting & rare.
The differences are quite intricate, for a novice like me!
Me, i just like pretty pictures.

october 13 2019 16:10 - Plover





i cropped this one.
It doesn*t help that i am on the shadow side, & that the far side of the Bird is brightly lit by the Sun.
 



link to my fotos page -
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
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Around Hornby Island ~ 2019-2020 / Nest 6/7 Savoie Farm 2019-2020 Season
« Last post by boonibarb on October 21, 2019, 10:33:21 AM »
 
Here is where you*ll find information, fotos, & videos about this territory!

This is a most lovely territory, on the high steep bank of a hard working farm run by a local woman who is also an artist.
It is on the edge of Collishaw Point, so at low tide the exposed shore goes on forever.
i suspect there is good food supply for all, here.

Read what happened last year, & find links to the previous years* topics here.
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2019-2020 / Re: HORNBY CAM VIDEOS ~ 2019-2020
« Last post by Cawatcher on October 20, 2019, 11:03:42 AM »
17:09 Both off H&Hs left 17:22 1m20s Eagle low left to Niner tree left of Greggs tree 17:33 2m40s off over water 17:35 Em on Cu 17:47 off left

https://youtu.be/hOgWmIm-qMM
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOgWmIm-qMM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOgWmIm-qMM</a>

18:27 Eagle flying nest inland past cam towards Constables 18:28 2m40s Eagle to Constables 18:36  Eagle hops up to higher branch There for the night 


https://youtu.be/Qg59qkJC4Ww
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qg59qkJC4Ww" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qg59qkJC4Ww</a>




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2019-2020 / Re: HORNBY CAM VIDEOS ~ 2019-2020
« Last post by Cawatcher on October 20, 2019, 10:35:11 AM »
There must be someone in their territory 14:21 Screeching calls from Em on Gregg's 14:30 Both fly off from Gregg's & left

https://youtu.be/3wjdzkGL3DY
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wjdzkGL3DY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wjdzkGL3DY</a>


15:25 Em low inland to nest 15:26 hops to cu and calls 16:33 off left  to H&Hs Both there

https://youtu.be/LepetE5fAgo
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LepetE5fAgo" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LepetE5fAgo</a>


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