Bald Eagles Along The Shore Near Comox

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When visiting relatives in Bowser, British Columbia, in early January, we were fortunate to have clear sunny weather for a couple of days in a row.  It was one misty morning, however, when we took a drive to nearby Comox in the hopes of seeing some Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus).  We were not disappointed. Read more

Olympic Snowmen In Huntsville – Home of Dara Howell

Olympic Snowmen In Huntsville – Home of Dara Howell

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Baring their souls on a cold winter’s day with nary a thought for their own preservation was this avid team of supporters for our Olympic athletes!  On our recent visit to Huntsville, Ontario, Bob and I came across this assembly of jovial snowmen all revved up in support of the Canadian Olympic Team.  Their animated faces brought a smile to my own lips. Read more

California Sea Lions At Fanny Bay on Vancouver Island

An image of California Sea Lions rest in the sun on a float platform in Fanny Bay on Vancouver Island. Photography by Frame To Frame - Bob and Jean.

An image of a group of California Sea Lions on floats at Fanny Bay on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Photography by Frame To Frame - Bob and Jean

After arriving in Bowser the previous evening, Bob and I were eager to greet the first day of our stay on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. We were thrilled that Bob’s sister Claire, and husband Martin planned to take us snowshoeing on Mount Washington, which required a drive along the coast through Fanny Bay.  That is where Martin urged us to pull over so we could see the huge colony of California Sea Lions that had congregated there. Read more

Bald Eagles At Deep Bay On Vancouver Island

Two bald eagles sitting in a tree at Deep Bay, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Morning walks are the ritual for my sister-in-law, Claire, and her husband, Martin, and from their home in Bowser, British Columbia, on Vancouver Island, they have a variety of options open to them, but no matter which direction they choose to go, they almost always spot one or two Bald Eagles in the treetops. Read more

Sandhill Cranes At Reifel Bird Sanctuary

An image of two Sandhill cranes at the Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Delta, British Columbia, Canada.

As Bob and I were coming near the end of our visit to the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, we thought we had seen the best of what the protected area had to offer that day, a variety of ducks, Lesser Snow Geese, Spotted Towhees and scores of Great Blue Herons, to name a few, but the best was yet to come.  As we rounded a bend in the trail, our eyes fell on several Sandhill Cranes foraging for bits of food in the brilliant sunshine. Read more

Lesser Snow Geese At Reifel Bird Sanctuary

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Bob and I could not overlook the cacophonous racket overhead when a large flock of Lesser Snow Geese flew by.  As we took the circuitous route around the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, one section of the trail seemed to parallel the flight path of the Geese across Westham Island. Read more

Hooded Merganser Ducks At Reifel Bird Sanctuary

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Before Bob and I barely got underway at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, we were shocked to see so much bird life populating the surface and banks of the first water channel along the walking trail.  Numerous pairs of Hooded Merganser ducks plied the calm waters adjacent to the East Dyke. Read more

Common Merganser Ducks At Reifel Bird Sanctuary

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As Bob and I approached the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary on Westham Island,  it was necessary to wend our way along Westham Island Road and Robertson Road before branching off onto the narrow lane that leads to the entrance of the reserve.  A glittering channel of water paralleled the lane, and providing a pop of colour on its surface were two Common Merganser ducks. Read more

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