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    I Touched A Hummingbird Today!

    Wow! What an experienced. This morning I went on the deck to replace the sugar water in the hummingbird feeder and as I was returning with it still in my hand, a hummingbird came up & start feeding. I've never been so close to these beautiful creatures before! I stood still and it fluttered in...
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    A Family Moment with Hawks on Vancouver Island

    Yesterday I went for a walk in a nearby park. The sun was hot but the breeze was just strong enough to keep me cool. I love hiking by myself. After a long day, the solitude helps me keep everything in perspective. Because I was not getting too tired or wet with perspiration, I decided to make...
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    A Bald Eagle with a Kill

    This is what got me into birding! We were on the deck and this massive bald eagle with something in it's talon landed in a nearby tree! And then the excitement started as it took off! What do you think the prey is... a mink or some other weasel?
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    Identification needed - Vancouver Island, Canada

    Hello, I was taking a walk this morning in Goldstream Park just outside of Victoria when this little red bird hopped into sight on a tree trunk. It just kept playing around on the tree, spiraling around as I tried to take this photo. What kind of bird is it?
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    Encountering Woody The Woodpecker This Morning

    As I mentioned before, I’m new to birding and only recently got into it after witnessing a fascinating & close up encounter with an eagle & its prey. I know that birding opportunities are great in the early morning as the sky brightens and the air warm, but I like my sleep. Today I was awoken...
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    I've always been fascinated with hummingbirds and still to this day, I have to look up to spot them as they dart around me in the yard. Their magical hum always makes me smile. I saw this great documentary on hummingbirds on PBS the other night that discusses how these little creatures survive...
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    Eagle & Prey on Vancouver Island, Canada

    Throughout the year, we here in BC see hundreds of Bald Eagles in the skies and in the fields. Visitors are always amazed when they see one of these birds of prey too which we have grown accustomed. Last month, we were in the cottage and an eagle was a mere 20 meters away in a tree. Nothing new...
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    Turkey Vultures in Canada

    It’s summer here in the northern hemisphere & I just got back from a morning walk in the rainforest. Yes, there is a rainforest in Canada – a temperate rainforest on the Pacific west coast and Vancouver Island is the terrestrial edge of the Pacific Flyway. Just outside of Victoria is a large...
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    Birding on Vancouver Island - June 11, 2013

    I went for a walk to today with my dog and saw the following: - Eagles soaring on the Pacific winds - A turkey vulture feasting on a dead animal in the ditch - Hummingbirds of all kinds - Gulls of all sorts - I woke early to some kind of woodpecker that was pecking way to close to my...
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    Hello from Vancouver Island, BC

    Hello everyone, I'm Greg from southern Vancouver Island. I've always appreciated birds but wouldn't consider myself a birder until this spring when an eagle with prey was just 20 m away from me! The power, the grace, the quiet flight of these huge birds was incredible. I'm hooked for life.
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    Spring Migration on Vancouver Island

    Hello from Sooke, BC! Wow, this year's migration was fantastic. The rainforest was alive and loud with the birdcalls from our avian friends. The coolest thing ever! We were on our deck and an eagle with prey landed just a few meters away in a tree. We stayed as quiet as possible and were able...