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Photo Monday: GBBC in Parksville

This past weekend was the Great Backyard Bird Count! Hope you all had time to look out the window and admire the local and migrating birds that have returned.   Photography courtesy of Ralph Hocken.

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The Crest of Mid Vancouver Island

Double Crested Cormorant Did you know that the Double Crested Cormorant is the only local cormorant you will see on fresh water or flying over land?  Less common than other types of cormorants, the Double Crested Cormorant can be spotted … Continue reading

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Photo Monday: What colour is my bill?

My bill is yellow! I am a Yellow-billed Loon! Not to common here in Parksville Have another look at your loonie! There is more than one species of Loon. Ralph was at the right spot and had perfect timing to … Continue reading

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Photo Monday: A Nanaimo Mocking Driver

turning the wheel – Northern Mockingbird in Nanaimo Ralph found this Northern Mockingbird taking a break on a pipe in Nanaimo.  Usually they are more common in the southern states.  The mockingbirds are related to catbirds and enjoy eating insects. … Continue reading

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Photo Monday: Very rare in Nanaimo!

Ralph found this Grey Catbird looking for some food at a feeder in Nanaimo. The Grey Catbird usually winters in Panama. It has only been seen once or twice in Nanaimo before in the winter.  A rare sighting.

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Photo Monday: Bay Pipe Fish for Dinner

Ralph was quick as lightning to photograph this Mew Gull catching a quick snack of Bay Pipe Fish in Parksville. Hope you all enjoyed your New Year’s gift of snow on the weekend! Photography courtesy of Ralph Hocken.

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