Category Archives: Haida Gwaii

Eclipse agitation, ducks dabbling and new culverts

August 25 2017 – The solar eclipse was wonderful. A foggy mist passed before the sun just in time to allow for a few photographs. In Delkatla a flock of Sandhill Cranes that had been feeding quietly in the grass … Continue reading

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December 11 2015 – Salting the Highway; a death trap for birds

December 11 2015 – Large flocks of small birds swing over the fields then land and nibble on alder catkins. It might be one of those years when members of the finch family come down from the north and spend … Continue reading

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December 4 2015 – Of Doves and Hawks

December 4 2015 – There were no doves. Now there are lots of them. They come to feeders, get taken by hawks and one recently lost its tail completely, possibly from a hawk attack. The dove escaped and flew into … Continue reading

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November 28 2015 – Birds in the City

November 28 2015 – It was good flying weather. Vancouver was cool and sunny and a small flock of Bushtits flitted through the trees near the Vancouver Art Gallery. As we watched them a CBC reporter asked us what we … Continue reading

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November 20 2015; Minimum Viable Populations

 November 20, 2015 – The big chill is here. There’s usually a few frosty days at the end of November which drives many birds further south and they don’t return until spring. The Christmas Bird Count is coming up, an … Continue reading

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October 9 2015 – Petrels in the Storm

The phone rang. “I have a small bird with a hooked bill here,” said our neighbour. “It was being attacked by crows and looks like it has a head injury. I’ve put it in a box.” When we picked it … Continue reading

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September 25 2015 – Geese on the move

October 24, 2016 – Its a busy life and it’s hard to keep up. As I walked out this morning I suddenly remembered that I hadn’t posted anything since LAST September (2105) a year ago! Despite our best efforts, time … Continue reading

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