Census

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 10-20 NW
  • Sky: Partly Cloudy
  • Water: Calm

Boats/Visitors

  • a few ecotours went by today

Other

  • DND was blasting today, the animals were not happy about it
  • 3 of the female elephant seals are tagged one was an orange tag reading T532, then two green tags reading D019 and B198

Census

  • stellar sea lions – 33
  • california sea lions – 29
  • harbour seals – 12
  • elephant seals – 11 female
  • gulls – 174
  • cormorants – 16
  • black turnstones – 28
  • harlequinn ducks – 12
  • oyster catchers – 14
  • fox sparrows – 4
  • geese – 14

Tuesday

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 15-30 NW
  • Sky: Partly Cloudy
  • Water: Choppy about 1 metre

Boats/Visitors

  • a few ecotours went by today
  • Guy, went by with a group from the college but it was too rough for them to tie up to the jetty

Ecological

  • 8 adult female elephant seals all together, 1 pup and the other pup still hasnt shown up
  • not much else going on, need to check the goose nests again soon, it looks like there is either more of them or the geese haved moved their nest

Visitors

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 0-10 SE
  • Sky: Overcast
  • Water: Calm

Boats/Visitors

  • a few ecotours went by today
  • Had a couple tours today, people from the college visiting race rocks

Ecological

  • 6 adult female elephant seals in the front yeard, and one of the pups, the other pup still hasn’t been around I assume she is out hunting, hopefully she will turn up soon

Everyone in the water

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 5-20 NE
  • Sky: Overcast
  • Water: Calm this morning, waves in the afternoon 1-2 metres

Boats/Visitors

  • haven’t seen much boat activity but Guy did drop off a food order for me this morning

Ecological

  • the pups were playing together in the water this morning then came up to the front yard for awhile then all 5 female elephant seals went down to the water and they are there now

 

Kayakers

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 0-10 SW
  • Sky: Overcast
  • Water: Calm

Boats/Visitors

  • a few boats went by today, including ecotour, fishing boats and a couple kayakers

Ecological

  • All 5 female elephant seals are still doing good
  • there were plenty of harbour seals around
  • the geese will probably start nesting soon but I haven’t seen any clear nests yet
  • and saw a common merganser by the harlequinn ducks

 

Monday

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 15-30 NW
  • Sky: Sunny, clouds in the late afternoon
  • Water: Calm in the morning really picked up in the afternoon 1-2 metres

Boats/Visitors

  • a few boats went by this morning

Ecological

  • still the same 5 female elephant seals around, there was some movement with the pups, one of them was in the water for a bit this morning

Saturday

Weather

  • Visibility: 15 Miles
  • Wind: 0-15 W
  • Sky: Sunny
  • Water: Calm throughout the day

Boats/Visitors

  • quite a few boats our there today, ecotours and fishing boats

Ecological

  • Another juvenile female showed up today, I think its the same one from a few days ago that doesn’t have a tag on her, she is staying close to the two larger females but the pups aren’t anywhere near them