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By: sassyk (offline) on Wednesday, January 20 2010 @ 01:51 AM EST (Read 66544 times)  
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Welcome to the Southern Vancouver Island Wildlife thread where photos of wildlife seen in parks, on trails, at lagoons and wildlife sanctuaries/estuaries, in ponds, etc. in the Southern Vancouver Island area, can be posted for everyone to enjoy. Anyone who visits an area on Southern Vancouver Island and has photos of wildlife they see is welcome to post their photos here on this thread, with a description of the area where the wildlife was photographed. Photos & videos of eagles for which there is no dedicated thread are also welcome here on this thread. General discussion of the various wildlife in the photos is welcome. You are welcome to post links to websites for specific areas, if they are available. You will find information and photos of wildlife in areas on Southern Vancouver Island in the old forum here: Southern Vancouver Island Wildlife - Other Than Eagles


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By: sassyk (offline) on Sunday, January 31 2010 @ 02:11 AM EST  
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During my outing last Tuesday, visiting the eagle nests in the Oak Bay area, I saw a Downy Woodpecker near Beach Drive and an Anna's Hummingbird at Anderson Hill. Here are a few pix of the Downy Woodpecker. Click them bigger.
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By: sassyk (offline) on Sunday, January 31 2010 @ 02:14 AM EST  
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Here are 2 pix of the Anna's hummingbird at Anderson Hill and a robin near Beach Drive I photographed on Tuesday. Click them bigger.
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By: sassyk (offline) on Monday, February 01 2010 @ 02:44 PM EST  
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I went to Beacon Hill Park Friday and saw what I thought was a hawk perched in a tree beside the road. When I looked at the pix on my computer I was quite excited because I thought it was a peregrine falcon. I posted some pix on the Other Raptors Discussion thread Other Raptors Discussion for soph9 to take a look at them. She has said the bird sure looks like a peregrine falcon to herLeft thumb up If this bird truely is a peregrine falcon, it is the first one I have photographedClapping Here are the pix. Click them bigger. The quality isn't great as it was a very dull dreary day and the bird was perched almost at the top of the tree, so I've cropped the pix quite a bit.
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By: sassyk (offline) on Monday, February 01 2010 @ 02:51 PM EST  
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I went to Kings Pond on Friday and there were lots of different ducks to photograph. I was looking for the Rusty Blackbird that had been seen there but didn't find itRoll eyes Here are a few pix of ring-necked ducks. The 1st pic is a female. Click them bigger.
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By: sassyk (offline) on Monday, February 01 2010 @ 02:54 PM EST  
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Here are a few pix of the Wood Ducks at Kings Pond. The 1st pic is the female. Click them bigger.
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By: sassyk (offline) on Monday, February 01 2010 @ 03:00 PM EST  
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Here are a few more pix of the Wood Ducks at Kings Pond. In the 1st one a female American Wigeon is getting a little too close to the female and soon made a hasty retreat when squawked atNodding yes Click them bigger. The 3rd pic was taken from a distance and I've cropped it quite a bit.
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By: sassyk (offline) on Monday, February 01 2010 @ 03:07 PM EST  
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Here are a few pix of the Green-winged Teal Ducks at Kings Pond. They always hang out at the far end of the pond and it isn't easy to get good pix of them. The lighting is also not good for photos taken in the afternoon. These pix have been cropped a lot so the quality isn't too good. Click them bigger.
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