Monday, December 11, 2017

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 12-16 NE throughout the day
  • Sky: sunny, very few clouds
  • Water: mostly calm, a bit choppy

Boats/Visitors

  • Had one large eco tour boat full of passengers sneak up on me and yell “Hello” as a group. That was fun (:
  • lots of large shipping vessels passing by including two huge logging barges

Ecological

  • still a decent amount of sea lions around
  • there is another, smaller harbour seal pup hanging out now too
  • Bernard (the elephant seal) is back!
  • haven’t seen any canadian geese in a few days

Other

  • had more large DND blasts go off from Rocky Point that shook the house and startled birds today.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 12-15 NE
  • Sky: mostly sunny
  • Water: mostly calm, a bit choppy

Boats/Visitors

  • noticed one larger tour boat cruise by

Ecological

  • harbour seal pup is back
  • seemed to be more stellar sea lions around today than usual on the east rocks
  • saw an eagle snatch a crow chick and fight off it’s parents in flight. RIP lil crow.

Notes

  • the weather has been fantastic this week with lots of sun!

November 29th

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind:  15-25 NE
  • Sky: cloudy for the most part, bit of sun came through
  • Water: a bit choppy today

Boats/Visitors

  • Had a couple boats cruise by

Ecological

  • same amount of sea lions
  • one large male elephant seal
  • a couple eagles
  • there were also maybe 3 humpbacks and about 4 orcas around

Notes

  • it does still look like there are quite a few sea lions around, will do the census tomorrow

Killer Whales

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind:  5-15 SE
  • Sky: cloudy but got a good amount of sun
  • Water: calm

Boats/Visitors

  • Had a few boats cruise by

Ecological

  • same amount of sea lions
  • one large male elephant seal
  • plenty of harbour seals
  • and I finally saw a pod of maybe 8 orcas today

Notes

  • nice day overall

Seal Pup

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind:  15-30 NE
  • Sky: cloudy
  • Water: a bit choppy today

Boats/Visitors

  • Had a couple boats cruise by, some divers

Ecological

  • There a seal pup by the jetty that I took a lot of photos of
  • a large male elephant seal showed up around 4pm, also by the jetty
  • still plenty of eagles around

Notes

  • looks like the wind is going to pick up again for a few days

November 24th

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind:  0-10 NE
  • Sky: overcast
  • Water: flat

Boats/Visitors

  • Had quite a few boats cruise by

Ecological

  • So many eagles, counted at least 16 all together

 

November 22nd

Weather

  • Visibility: 0 Miles in the morning 15 in the afternoon
  • Wind:  0-15 SW
  • Sky: cloudy for the most part, bit of sun came through
  • Water: a bit choppy today

Boats/Visitors

  • Had a few boats cruise by

Ecological

  • same amount of sea lions, no elephant seals yet

Notes

  • had a good amount of fog in the morning, went away in the afternoon

November 20th

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind:  ranged from 5-35 NW throughout the day
  • Sky: partly cloudy, got a good amount of sunlight
  • Water: went from flat to 2 metre waves to flat throughout the day

Boats/Visitors

  • Had a few boats cruise by and a couple visitors to install a new dryer

Ecological

  • same amount of sea lions, no elephant seals yet