Calm Summer day
Where are gone so many gulls and why?
6 kayakers between Vancouver Island shore and Race Rocks (half distance )with a rescue Zodiac in case.4 First nations big canoes 2 under sails and one with oars between East Sooke and the States with some rescue power boats. 1st watching vessels at 9:30AM .In the afternoon around 3:30PM ,3 people in a small power boat were fishing in the ecological reserve.From south rocks to the middle passage ,with the engine in neutral position,they went through the passage 2 times .The guy was fishing with a short rod and we saw one of the women with a mackerel size fish in her hand . It took them 15min to go through . Because of the aggressive gulls all around we couldn’t go but we took all the references and phoned to Fisheries and Oceans Canada.They left in the Victoria direction and pretty soon to Pedder Bay at full speed.
Extensive activity for the DND Today; 14 blasts and the 4 last one were huge .
Elephant seals :2
Gulls: 390 mainly adults glaucous winged gulls, a few Heermann’s gulls only
Harbour seal:s 70 + many swimming newborns ones
Gull chicks:50 to 60 from the front window.
Seashore birds : 4
Orcas: around 10 (seen close enough)