0-5 S

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind:  0-5 S
  • Sky: some clouds but a lot of sunlight today
  • Water: calm

Boats/Visitors

  • some ecotours came by and I believe a coast guard boat

Ecological

  • plenty of sea lions around and those 3 female elephant seals

Notes

  • Looks like Coast Guard was doing something with the green buoy to the south of me

Windy Day

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind:  20-30
  • Sky: partly cloudy throughout the day
  • Water: very choppy, a lot of whitecaps out there

Boats/Visitors

  • Had some ecotours come by today

Ecological

  • the 3 elephant seals and the sea lion with the neck band are still around
  • the majority of the sea lions are around the guest house

 

Foggy Today

Weather

  • Visibility: 0 Miles at some points and 15 Miles at other points during the day
  • Wind:  0-15 W
  • Sky: overcast all day, with some fog banks rolling in
  • Water: calm

Boats/Visitors

  • a few ecotours came by today

Ecological

  • the neck banded sea lion was by the guest house, pictures included

Notes

  • having a difficult time keeping the sea lions away from the generator room

Neck Banded Sea Lion

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind:  5-15 SE
  • Sky: clear today
  • Water: calm

Boats/Visitors

  • quite a few ecotours, saillboats and fishing boats around

Ecological

  • sea lions seem to want to be more on the main rock, trying to keep them away from the house and the generator room
  • the three female elephant seals are still here

Notes

  • the neck banded sea lion is by the guest house today, pictures at the end of the gallery

Windy Day

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind:  20-30 W
  • Sky: cloudy throughout the day
  • Water: a bit choppy, no more than a metre

Boats/Visitors

  • Some ecotours braved the winds and came by

Ecological

  • plenty of sea lions around they are coming up more to the middle island, which can be a problem, the elephant seals are up here too

Notes

  • Ran the generator for a few hours today, had a little power outage last night and can’t have that happen again
  • Everything else is going alright here, hopefully have the new generator up and running next week

Rain!

Weather

  • Visibility: 10 Miles
  • Wind:  20-30 NW
  • Sky: cloudy and rainy
  • Water: choppy no more than a 1 metre tall waves

Boats/Visitors

  • some ecotours braved the wind and rain and came by

Ecological

  • saw and eagle today for the first time in a while

Notes

  • So happy it is finally raining, makes it easier to pressure wash and clean the solar panels

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