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Re: Hornby Ground Observations that Aren't Eagle Related... 2018-2019
« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2018, 01:13:25 AM »
All of these Hummingbird photos are very nice, booni!  One is the newest puzzle on the forum.    :nod2
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Re: Hornby Ground Observations that Aren't Eagle Related... 2018-2019
« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2018, 10:04:16 AM »
 
Look at this cool stuff i found growing beside the walking path overlooking the ferry & Denman!
You gotta click this one then click it again to see all the little details.
There are lovely black/grey dilly balls & also yellow ones in amongst the hairs!
 
november 12 2018 14:18 - 
 


i have pictures somewhere that i haven*t been able to find yet of a Bird & it had looked to me like they had a tick embedded on their face!
i wasn*t sure if this actually happened so i looked it up & found lots of pictures of Birds with ticks on their faces, yuck.
Then yesterday i spotted a pair of Varied Thrushes rustling around in the wet leaves & one of them has a tick on their face!

november 13 2018 09:52 - Varied Thrush
 

 

 


& then a picture from a while ago from my other camera that is kind of pretty.
Do you know who this is wren?
i took this foto down at Ford Cove.

september 18 2018 14:36 - Shiner Perch
 

 
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Re: Hornby Ground Observations that Aren't Eagle Related... 2018-2019
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2018, 06:16:48 AM »
Hahaha I looked at that one with the dilly balls for the longest time on your flickr.. I thought there was a critter or bird in thee  :mhihi lov the varied thrush waiting for it's calls :)

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Re: Hornby Ground Observations that Aren't Eagle Related... 2018-2019
« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2018, 11:37:26 AM »
This is a Shiner Perch. We can see just a little bit of the golden and darker vertical stripes on its side. They like to hug steep rocky shores and will often congregate near docks also. The golden edging on the scales catches the light and makes them look like small jewels.




& then a picture from a while ago from my other camera that is kind of pretty.
Do you know who this is wren?
i took this foto down at Ford Cove.

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Re: Hornby Ground Observations that Aren't Eagle Related... 2018-2019
« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2018, 05:45:13 PM »

Thanks wren!
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Re: Hornby Ground Observations that Aren't Eagle Related... 2018-2019
« Reply #20 on: November 17, 2018, 09:21:37 AM »

i*ve been hearing the familiar wingbeats of a Band-tailed Pigeon!
They love the black oil sunflower seed in my feeders, but are very skitty with any movement on my part.
This morning it finally clicked that i don*t usually hear them this time of year.
They arrive in the spring & i believe they nest nearby & then they are gone.
So this is interesting!
Usually they migrate south by now.
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Re: Hornby Ground Observations that Aren't Eagle Related... 2018-2019
« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2018, 07:36:02 PM »
Interesting, booni.  Wonder why?    :puzzled2
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Re: Hornby Ground Observations that Aren't Eagle Related... 2018-2019
« Reply #22 on: November 23, 2018, 06:52:41 PM »
Might you be getting Eurasian Collared-doves? They are related, and make that same sound as they take off. They are here year-round and their numbers are increasing. The thing is, I really don't know if they're interested in bird feeders.
Just a thought.

The Comox Valley checklist shows Band-tailed Pigeons as rare from mid-October to late March.

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Re: Hornby Ground Observations that Aren't Eagle Related... 2018-2019
« Reply #23 on: November 29, 2018, 05:49:30 PM »

Oh, hmmmm, food for thought wren!
i*ll keep a better eye out with this in mind.
i have heard those here, but wasn*t thinking of them.
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Re: Hornby Ground Observations that Aren't Eagle Related... 2018-2019
« Reply #24 on: December 01, 2018, 11:28:18 AM »
 
Okay, these aren*t the sharpest fotos, but i was at work & couldn*t take the time to make sure i got good ones.
Wish i could have, though.
So, these will have to do.
 
november 24 2018 11:02 - male Pileated Woodpecker
 

 

 

 
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Re: Hornby Ground Observations that Aren't Eagle Related... 2018-2019
« Reply #25 on: December 02, 2018, 02:37:51 AM »
Looks like he is about to tap our his Morse Code :whistle

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Re: Hornby Ground Observations that Aren't Eagle Related... 2018-2019
« Reply #26 on: December 02, 2018, 07:42:16 PM »
Very nice woodpecker photos, booni!
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Re: Hornby Ground Observations that Aren't Eagle Related... 2018-2019
« Reply #27 on: December 06, 2018, 10:05:45 AM »
 
i do a monthly, last week of the month, Beached Bird Survey of Phipps Point.
i have to go south a kilometer, then north a kilometer, or the other way around, all on the same day.
i*m nervous to do this alone, i am afraid of falling, the beaches are so slippery this time of year & there are a lot of logs & seaweed, too.
So a friend goes with me.
& Otto, of course.
We are to walk the highest wrack line & look for dead sea Birds.
Fortunately, we almost never find any.
This all got started because i*d found a dead Barred Owl & reported it.
Somehow i got passed on to the woman who organizes the volunteers to do the BBSs.
If there is anybody to find, Otto finds them.
Once it was a Great Blue Heron, & once the wing of a Scoter.
On our walks we pick up plastic & beach garbage.
My friend was determined to remove fish netting that was wrapped around the root of a Tree.
There was a hunk that was just not going to come off without being cut off, & the tide was coming in, so we had to leave it.
So i went back a few days later to remove it.
There are all these fresh water runoffs down the cliffs from the road ditches above.
With the high tide, sea Birds gather to bathe at the bases of them.
On this day, there was a big flock of Black Oystercatchers!
i only got these two fotos before an Eagle flew over & scared them all away.
i would have liked more time to get better fotos, they are not as sharp as i would like, but what the heck.
 
december 4 2018 11:50 - Black Oystercatchers
 


You can see food in the bill here, no idea what it is.
 

 

 
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