Category Archives: Winter birding

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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Geese in the Meadow

A Walk on the Wild Side Margo Hearne Winter birds are back. Flocks of Green-winged Teal line up along the shallows and wait for the tide to bring life-giving sea-borne things. Intertidal areas are the richest in the world as … Continue reading

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CBC Massett 2013

Greater Massett A dawn fleet of small birds flashed over the water to land on the mudflat before it was inundated at high tide. In the mix were teal, wigeon, mallard, pintail, gadwall, and a flock of Canada Geese in … Continue reading

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CBC Skidegate Inlet December 2012

Skidegate Inlet Count The moons of Jupiter were visible through the binoculars and we followed a star in the east all the way south. It might well have been the ‘star of wonder, star of light’ seen all those Christmases … Continue reading

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November 2012 update

It’s November 22; a fierce southeast gale is blowing so I thought I’d update our bird sightings before the power goes out.  Maybe the Short-eared Owl floating over the Masset Golf Course yesterday, November 21, will have been blown away. … Continue reading

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Early November 2012

Snowy Owls are appearing all along the beaches. There were six at Sandspit on October 30 but when Peter went there on Monday Nov 5 he found 15! We estimate that there are at least thirty to forty owls along the island … Continue reading

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