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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren*t Eagle Related
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2009, 04:01:40 PM »
i don*t know about many, but we do have owls.
That Great Horned Owl was really special to see.
i hear of Barred Owls a lot, & there was once a Snowy Owl that was dive bombing peoples*s heads & knocking off their hats when they were walking thru Helliwell Provincial Park!
Click on this link to Doug*s map to see where Helliwell is.
On the map it is St. Johns Point.

Doug*s map of the Hornby nests

Last monday i was out in the near dark on my bike & saw a large light coloured bird fly up from the road to the hydro line.
It was too dark to see much more than a silouette, but it was an owl!
To me it*s a special occasion to see an owl.
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« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2009, 08:27:31 AM »
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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren*t Eagle Related
« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2009, 12:25:53 PM »
There's a good article in Doug's book about a seagul named "George" and the cormerants that he hangs out with on the big rock that can be seen from the camera. When I was there I got to meet "George and the Rock Group"
I took this photo of them. It was shot at the end of my zoom without a tripod and It's not very good. Maybe Booni can share some more photos of George  :ecwink



The photo was taken Friday, November 06 at 10:09AM

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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren*t Eagle Related
« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2009, 07:45:28 PM »
Great foto!!
Yeah, Raptorman, i would LOVE to photograph George & his Rock Group the Cormorants one day!
i*ll have to remember to go to the beach more often & see if i can spot them.

One day recently i was down at Ford Cove Marina.
There is a float out there where they raft boats up to & where the sailing dinghies for the sailing school are stored during the summer.
It has no boats on it now.
The floating deck was COVERED with cormorants & basking seals!
What a foto op THAT would have been!
i hope to get down there & catch them with my camera one day too.
(SO much to photograph, SO little time...)
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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren*t Eagle Related
« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2009, 12:42:02 AM »
Thanks Raptor, nice to meet George and all his friends.

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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren*t Eagle Related
« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2009, 05:18:46 PM »
Another Hornby Island news story just surfaced on Global TV Early Newsand CTV News at Six:

http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20091124/bc_hornby_survivor_091124/20091124/?hub=BritishColumbiaHome

http://www.globaltvbc.com/video/index.html  Choose - News Hour (4th down) - Survival Story

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A Regina man who waited days for help after falling and breaking his pelvis ...<snip> ... spent three days shouting for help after the six-metre plunge in late October on Hornby Island, located between the B.C. mainland and Vancouver Island.

CTV's News at Six: 

http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20080124/BC_Vid_Newscast_080124/20080205/?hub=BritishColumbiaHome
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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren*t Eagle Related
« Reply #21 on: November 24, 2009, 07:33:06 PM »
It seems that there is lots of drama on little Hornby Island.

Earth speaks through wilderness.
We still have a moment to listen.

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Great Blue Heron on Little Tribune Beach
« Reply #22 on: November 29, 2009, 06:43:56 PM »
It was a beautiful sunny day after what felt like months of pouring rain.
i didn*t have my *good* camera on me when i visited Little Tribune Beach & spotted a Great Blue Heron!
The reflection of the rocks in the water & the Canada Geese in the background add to the setting.
Great Blue Heron on Little Tribune Beach november 26 2009


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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren*t Eagle Related
« Reply #23 on: November 30, 2009, 11:55:49 PM »
Beautiful Blue Heron and mirror like water. Even the logs look blue  :nod2
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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren*t Eagle Related
« Reply #24 on: December 01, 2009, 08:41:45 AM »
oonie I looks like summer!

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The Hornby Co-Op in the c*mas spirit
« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2009, 09:51:33 AM »
Anne asked for a foto of the Hornby Co-Op.
i*ve been wondering how to do this, as it is a bit of a sprawling place.
Then yesterday i went to work & there it was, the foto i*d been wondering how i would do!
This is the Co-Op store, which has hardware & a post office as well as food & clothing, plus the GasBar.

The Hornby Co-Op in the c*mas spirit december 17 2009


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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren*t Eagle Related
« Reply #26 on: December 18, 2009, 11:27:06 AM »
Boonib, isn't it funny how that happens? Suddenly, there it was and you knew when you saw it. Great picture. Kind of reminds me of the little area in W VA that I am from...the country store has everything.

Is the gas really $9.99? If so, ouch!

Thanks for sharing.  :heart
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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren*t Eagle Related
« Reply #27 on: December 18, 2009, 12:06:28 PM »
I had looked for co-op pictures too, Barb.  The best one I found on the web had a car parked there.  I am glad that you found this opportunity to get a picture that shows it all, without the usual activity that goes on there.   :biggrin6

Bird - the price of gas would be 99.9 cents per litre!  :sad  But it has been much higher here. It was 98.9 in Nanaimo yesterday, so I'm impressed that it wasn't more on Hornby! 
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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren*t Eagle Related
« Reply #28 on: December 18, 2009, 12:22:00 PM »
And Madrona?

It is 99.9 cents Canadian right?
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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren*t Eagle Related
« Reply #29 on: December 18, 2009, 01:42:41 PM »
BooniBarb: Thank you so very much. I click on your photo and up came a larger version.