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Hi my name is Nora and Welcome to my blog world. This is a nature and birding photo blog about Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada. I am trying to be a birder and I take photos of the birds and scenery I find. I hope you enjoy your time here and please come back again. PHOTOS WILL ENLARGE IF CLICKED. The photos are slide show enabled if you click on them. If you click on the top lighthouse photo it always takes you to the most recent summary list of my postings.

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Victoria Dragon Boat Festival 2013



The Dragon Boat Festival 2013 was held on this weekend in Victoria, B.C.  It is a popular event here where paddlers come from all over Canada and the United States for fun and friendly competition and races.  I will post a few pictures of the races and festivities.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Superpod A Whale Tale



Just when I don't go out in the boat all the EXCITEMENT happens...my husband got all these shots of Enormous whales and I missed all the fun!
He was fishing out of Becher Bay near Sooke when a lot of the Southern Resident orca populations showed up.  There were so many I think we could call it a Superpod which is an Enormous pod of whales. They were in Juan de Fuca Straits.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Dee Birds

 

This week I got some dandy "D" bird shots.  I did not realise how many "d" birds there are.  We had a busy birding week on Vancouver Island so here are some of the photos.

 
These are shots of the Long-billed Dowitcher above, I am pretty sure but can be advised on the one below as his beak is not long and I have no idea what he is...can someone id him for me? We have a decline in our shorebirds this year.  The Dowitcher seems to always have its beak in the water, dabbling away at stuff.

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