Census Day

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind:  10-20 NE
  • Sky: clear all day
  • Water: calm

Boats/Visitors

  • Had some visitors come by from Eagle Wing Tours

Ecological

  • The 3 female elephant seals are still here
  • Spotted some California Gulls today too

Notes

  • There was another sea lion with a band stuck around his neck, will alert DFO so they can come out here and help out the sea lion, the last pictures are of this sea lion
  • It was pointed out to me that I have not been including the sea otter in my census, I admit I have a hard time spotting him from here so I often forget about him

Census

  • stellar sea lions – 42
  • california sea lions – 286
  • gulls – 324
  • oyster catchers – 8
  • black turnstones – 18
  • sparrows – 32
  • harbour seals – 87
  • sea otter – 1

Sunsets

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind:  0-5 SE
  • Sky: clear all day
  • Water: calm

Boats/Visitors

  • Plenty of ecotours today

Ecological

  • the 3 elephant seals are still around

Notes

  • I have been getting beautiful sunsets every night but I am wishing for rain

Elephant Seal Pup and Visitors

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind:  0-5 NE
  • Sky: clear all day today
  • Water: calm

Boats/Visitors

  • Had some visitors come by from Eagle Wing Whale Watching Charters today with Kyle which was really nice

Ecological

  • 3 female elephant seals on island and one of them is baby which I am very excited about

 

More Elephant Seals

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind:  10-15 SW
  • Sky: cloudy this morning, cleared up in the afternoon
  • Water: calm

Boats/Visitors

  • Quite a few ecotours

Ecological

  • plenty of sea lions around and we now have 2 female elephant seals

Notes

  • Sunny again today, was hoping for more rain but maybe sometime soon

An Elephant Seal

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind:  10-15 SW
  • Sky: cloudy this morning had a bit of fog then cleared up in the afternoon
  • Water: calm

Boats/Visitors

  • Had a few ecotours and personal vessels cruise by today

Ecological

  • plenty of stubborn sea lions along with one female elephant seal mixed in with them

Notes

  • It was nice to see an elephant seal around, I walked around taking a few pictures today
  • The sea lions were very stubborn today, I couldn’t fix the fence by the student house because they would charge me whenever I got close

A Little More Rain

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind:  5-15 W
  • Sky: cloudy all day with little breaks of sunshine
  • Water: calm

Boats/Visitors

  • Had quite a few ecotours cruise by today

Ecological

  • nothing new, approximately 300 sea lions on island, maybe more

Notes

  • Finally now that it has rained a bit more I can start pressure washing pathways and buildings, clean things up a bit

Windy Day

Weather

  • Visibility:15 Miles
  • Wind:  20-30 NW today
  • Sky: cloudy today with bits of sunshine
  • Water: choppy at least a metre at one point

Boats/Visitors

  • Some ecotours braved the ind and came around today

Ecological

  • plenty of sea lions around and a bird I have not identified yet but included photos

Notes

  • Very windy today and even a little bit rain but not as much as we would’ve liked

Census Day

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles throughout the day
  • Wind:  0-10 NW throughout the day
  • Sky: clear all day
  • Water: calm

Boats/Visitors

  • Mostly just whale watchers and other boats cruising by on this beautiful sunny day

Ecological

  • plenty of sea lions around but not as many as I thought there would be

Notes

  • DnD was blasting again today
  • I finally have a full fresh water tank so hopefully it rains soon so I can start pressure washing and cleaning the pathways and buildings off
  • Significantly less sea lions I expected I suspect many of them went for swim while I was doing the census because it was a rather hot day today but here are the numbers are I have right now

Census

  • Stellar Sea Lions – 68
  • California Sea Lions – 97
  • Harbour Seals – 72
  • Gulls – 153
  • Cormorants – 73
  • Black Turnstones – 21
  • Sparrows – 24ish, hard to see and fast to fly off

Beautiful Sunsets

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind:  0-15 SE
  • Sky: cloudy this morning, cleared up in the afternoon
  • Water: calm

Boats/Visitors

  • Had some visitors come out for a sunset cruise, my coworkers had to drop off another spot checker for me

Ecological

  • plenty of sea lions around and it almost seems like there is more birds too, census tomorrow

Notes

  • DnD was blasting again today
  • Having some issues with spot checker, hopefully this other one works well
  • Here are some pictures of the beautiful sunset tonight and lastnight
  • and a photo of a sea lion who looked like there was something wrong with his hind flipper

Wishing for Rain

Weather

  • Visibility: 10 Miles this morning cleared up to 15 in the afternoon
  • Wind:  0-5 SE throughout the day
  • Sky: overcast this morning, clear skies in the afternoon
  • Water: calm all day

Boats/Visitors

  • quite a few ecotours

Ecological

  • plenty of sea lions around

Notes

  • having a hard time with the fence between the generator room and the guest house, the sea lions tear it down every couple hours
  • Also I have not seen the sea lion around that recently had the garbage removed from around its neck, I’ve been looking around for him
  • We could use some rain though, it would be easier to pressure wash around here if it rained first