Pam Birley’s Images of Race Rocks 2004-2013

newportOn this page are links to the monthly and now yearly photo diaries taken by Pam Birley of Leicestershire England These albums are due to her almost daily commitment since 2004. She has produced a valuable record of events with her unique screen captures from Camera 5 , Camera 1 and the underwater Camera 2.

September2010 photo Gallery October images November Image Gallery Pams December album
September, 2010 October, 2010 November,2010 December 2010
Pams June diary August 2010 photo Gallery
May, 2010 June 2010 July 2010 August 2010
Pam's January, 2010 Images Pam's February Album 2010 Pam's March Album 2010 april 2010 photo gallery
January, 2010 February, 2010 March 2010 April 2010
Pams Gallery September 09 Pams Gallery October 2009 November gallery Pam's December gallery
September 2009 October 2009 November 2009 December, 2009
Pam's May photos June gallery 2009 August Gallery Race Rocks
May 2009 June 2009 July 2009 August 2009
January photos february gallery March Gallery Pam's April Photos
January 2009 February 2009 March 2009 April 2009
Pam Birley's November album october photos 2008
December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008
July 2008 June log May Log
August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008
dunlin, January 2008 log River Otter, Feb 2008 March photo log 2008 april 2008
January 2008 February 2008 March 2008 April 2008
Jan 2007 feb 2007 March 2007 april 2007
January 2007 February 2007 March 2007 April 2007
May 2007 June 2007 july 07 August 2007
May 2007 June 2007 July 2007 August 2007
September 2007 Oct 2007 Nov 2007 December 2007
September 2007 October 2007 November 2007 Dec. 2007
Nov 04 to Ocy 07 logsThe full collection of previous monthly Race Rocks albums done by Pam Birley November 2004 to October 07 is now at:


Province article Pam Birley of Leicester England was interviewed by the Province newspaper
about her wildlife viewing on
ref: Anderson, Charlie, “Live Wildlife for your Living Room ,
The Province, Vancouver, B.C. ( Sunday, Nov.21, 2004
“Long Distance Monitoring, the effective Citizen Science of Pam Birley” has been has been published on page 10 of the December 2010 Issue of the Friends of Ecological Reserves log.

Recent Posts

Foggy week and dead gull chicks


These first days of August were pretty foggy:Everyday the fog was around Race Rocks from 3:00 AM to 9-10 AM and for the 2 last days it was all day long. One day was warm but the others not so much because of the wind. On the 6th the fog around the rock  was just like a thick wall…


No more Elephant Seals and slowly the Sea lions are coming back .We saw the first one on the jetty and 2 big stellers on middle were pretty noisy like usual.The 3 last days many dead gull chicks around and gulls are really aggressive (they attack you)…I saw an amazing show:2 eagles and 4 vultures hunting the chicks together (the 2 eagles going to a dive and the vultures staying at the same level in the air). Many pigeons guillemots . 2 beautiful and big cormorants spend a full day on the same rock. and 2 times we had orcas in Race Passage around 11:00 AM followed by so many boats!The second time some were almost on them (10 to 30 meters) …disgusting!


The sea water pump has been repaired and is working well now. Cleaning days before the shift.


Shift over done on the  6th in the afternoon. James got a full tour of the rock and has been introduced.



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