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Susannah Anderson
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Nature blogger, from Campbell River, BC, Canada.
Nature blogger, from Campbell River, BC, Canada.

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Red eye diver
Western grebe. Lone grebe, fishing off the end of the wharf. Back end. I see few of these grebes around here; I used to notice them more often back on the mainland, near Richmond. Cornell says their populations may be declining. Around 1900, Western Grebes ...

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Excuses
Early morning: joined Trumpeter swan counters, walked 3+ km. Saw California sea lions swimming up the channel. On the way home, saw cormorants by the shore. Went home, grabbed camera, went to stalk cormorants down the beach until they flew away. Saw raft of...

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Lousy birding
I am a lousy birder. I love to watch them; I attempt, mostly unproductively, to photograph them; and I can't tell them apart without a book in hand. Oh, gulls are gulls, peeps are peeps, lbbs are lbbs. And bald eagles are bald eagles; those I know, even whe...

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Stranded Melibe
It looked like just a blob of faintly pinkish jelly abandoned on the sand, but when I bent to look, I saw that it was moving. Sluggishly, slower than sluggishly, but moving. When I touched it, it shrunk back into itself. Alive, and responding. Looks like a ...

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Immigrant stones.
It was low tide at Oyster Bay. And I looked at the ground under my feet. Big rocks, small rocks, stones. Looking east, across to the mainland. The rocks are rip-rap, brought in years ago to protect the bay, forming the outer leg of a U, and creating bird ha...

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Snow. Just snow.
Slogging through snow, I stopped to look at it. Just the snow, not the scenery. This is snow that has been rained on, smushed down, and then frozen hard. I thought the purplish colour I'd seen in previous photos would have been an aberration of my lens, so ...

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A hint of pink
The snow is gone. Rain pounded down all day yesterday, cleaning the streets, the lawn, my steep, slippery driveway (Yay!). All that is left are the mounds of muddy snow in the corners of store parking lots and beside the driveways of neighbours more ambitio...

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Gone fishing
And another mini-video, this time of one of the tubeworms, Spiochaetopterus sp. , installed in the edge of a piece of bark, fishing for dinner. These little guys dig in all over the tank; in the sand, in holes in the hermits' shells, in knots of larger worm...

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Eagles for Valentine's Day
One eagle, calling, calling. (Well, squeaking, squeaking.) Lonely on Baikie Island. Two eagles. Happy now.
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