Census

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 10-20 NW
  • Sky: Partly Cloudy
  • Water: Calm

Boats/Visitors

  • a few ecotours went by today

Other

  • DND was blasting today, the animals were not happy about it
  • 3 of the female elephant seals are tagged one was an orange tag reading T532, then two green tags reading D019 and B198

Census

  • stellar sea lions – 33
  • california sea lions – 29
  • harbour seals – 12
  • elephant seals – 11 female
  • gulls – 174
  • cormorants – 16
  • black turnstones – 28
  • harlequinn ducks – 12
  • oyster catchers – 14
  • fox sparrows – 4
  • geese – 14

Tuesday

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 15-30 NW
  • Sky: Partly Cloudy
  • Water: Choppy about 1 metre

Boats/Visitors

  • a few ecotours went by today
  • Guy, went by with a group from the college but it was too rough for them to tie up to the jetty

Ecological

  • 8 adult female elephant seals all together, 1 pup and the other pup still hasnt shown up
  • not much else going on, need to check the goose nests again soon, it looks like there is either more of them or the geese haved moved their nest

Census

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 10-20 NW
  • Sky: Partly Cloudy
  • Water: Calm

Boats/Visitors

  • a few ecotours went by today
  • Guy, Dan and Travis dropped by today to work on the internet and help me with a couple chores

Ecological

  • Yet another 2 females came by today making a total of 9 elephant seals all of them female

Census

  • stellar sea lions – 28
  • california sea lions – 35
  • harbour seals – 12
  • elephant seals – 9 female
  • gulls – 150
  • cormorants – 28
  • pigeon guillemots – 52
  • black turnstones – 18
  • harlequinn ducks – 12
  • oyster catchers – 14
  • fox sparrows – 2
  • geese – 12

Turkey Vulture

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 10-40 NW
  • Sky: Partly Cloudy
  • Water: Choppy, under a metre

Boats/Visitors

  • a few ecotours went by today

Ecological

  • Another tagged female elephant seal showed up today with a tag on her but I couldn’t get a good look at the tag, just that it was green
  • A turkey vulture flew around a few times before leaving
  • a killdeer was running around

Black Bellied Plover

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 5-15 NW up to 25 in late afternoon
  • Sky: Overcast with a few sunny spots
  • Water: Calm

Boats/Visitors

  • a few ecotours went by today

Ecological

  • 6 female elephant seals all together, the pups are by the lighthouse the other 4 are the flag pole
  • saw a Black bellied plover today and got a few photos of it
  • the geeses are now laying eggs, saw 3 nests today

Kayakers

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 0-10 SW
  • Sky: Overcast
  • Water: Calm

Boats/Visitors

  • a few boats went by today, including ecotour, fishing boats and a couple kayakers

Ecological

  • All 5 female elephant seals are still doing good
  • there were plenty of harbour seals around
  • the geese will probably start nesting soon but I haven’t seen any clear nests yet
  • and saw a common merganser by the harlequinn ducks

 

Friday

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 10-20 NW
  • Sky: Partly Cloudy
  • Water: Pretty calm throughout the day

Boats/Visitors

  • a few boats went by today

Ecological

  • An adult female elephant seal showed up today and she had a pretty wornout orange tag on her that so she was definitely the one here last week, it is an orange tag reading T563, she was here on March 21st as well when I took the picture of it
  • the pups are doing fine and were right beside each other this morning but now are a bit seperated on either side of the adult females
  • also there were about 6 ravens flying around, I don’t see them around too often, I’ve seen crows around but not many ravens

Census

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 0-10 SW
  • Sky: Cloudy
  • Water: Flat Calm

Boats/Visitors

  • a few boats went by today, along with a couple visitors on the island

Ecological

  • The pups are inseperable, its adorable, then an older female that is pretty large showed up today and got right in between them, the youngest pup was pretty upset about it but the three of them are napping together now

Census

  • stellar sea lions – 29
  • california sea lions – 74
  • harbour seals – 15
  • elephant seals – 3 female
  • gulls – 205
  • cormorants – 24
  • pigeon guillemots – 276
  • black turnstones – 31
  • harlequinn ducks – 12
  • oyster catchers – 12
  • fox sparrows – 2
  • geese – 14
  • eagles – 2

Census

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 15-40 SW
  • Sky: Partly Cloudy
  • Water: Waves 1-2 metres

Boats/Visitors

  • haven’t seen much activity probably because it was blowing 40 knots but the DND was blasting today

Ecological

  • way less activity than usual probably because of the weather today, its supposed to calm down tomorrow

Census

  • stellar sea lions – 22
  • california sea lions – 43
  • harbour seals – 0
  • elephant seals – 3 female
  • gulls – 215
  • cormorants – 31
  • pigeon guillemots – 0
  • black turnstones – 18
  • harlequinn ducks – 12
  • oyster catchers – 8
  • fox sparrows – 2
  • geese – 14