Monthly Archives: January 2012

Late January Birding

Along Masset Inlet today, Jan 29 2012, we found many Long-tailed Ducks, Surf Scoters, Pacific Loons, one or two Common Loons and the occasional Common Murre, including three Ancient Murrelets and four winter-plumaged Pigeon Guillemots. Over the years these guillemots … Continue reading

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Eurasian Crane

Our big excitement in 2011 was finding a Eurasian (Common) Crane in Delkatla Wildlife Sanctuary in Masset. Our birding friend Martin Williams and his friend Dalbert Davis caught a glimpse of it on the way to work at 7.30 am … Continue reading

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Winter deepfreeze

On January 15 2012 the big chill came down. From a reasonably balmy +1c,  the temperature took a sudden dip to -14 overnight. Pipes froze and the beaches became unwalkable because of a -22c wind chill. No weather for humans … Continue reading

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Early January birding

Margo – We’ve been walking out almost every day when the weather cooperates. It’s been wet for a week or so, but now it’s sunny and cold. On January 10 an immature Goshawk swept low over the meadow in Delkatla … Continue reading

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Christmas Bird Counts

We’ve just completed six CBC’s for Haida Gwaii, Rose Spit, Hecate Strait, Greater Massett, Port Clements, Skidegate Inlet and Tlell. The counts are always challenging.  It’s mid-winter and the weather is always variable and  downright chilly. Trying to complete and compile … Continue reading

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