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Re: Daily Nature Blog- Connel Bradwell

Postby Connel Bradwell » Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:19 am

There are few better feelings than finding a new park right on your doorstep that you have not yet explored. I could not believe my luck this past weekend as I stumbled across a Regional Park I had yet to visit, Francis King Park. The park is rare in the Victoria area, as it has an area of old growth trees still in the park, these giants have stood for up to a thousand years!

http://www.dailynature.net/old-trees-new-park/
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Re: Daily Nature Blog- Connel Bradwell

Postby Connel Bradwell » Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:46 am

So I have taken the plunge and finally started my new Youtube channel called The Wild, each week I will uploading videos on wildlife, animals and the environment. I aim to cover a broad range of subjects within wildlife conservation. It is a little out of my comfort zone so it is definitely a challenge for me, but one I am looking forward to!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erjmNIqYX5E

My first Youtube video! Looking at 5 extraordinary animal defences! Including a vomiting bird, poisonous frogs and a beetle that explodes acid out of its back end. Isn’t nature wonderful?!

http://www.dailynature.net/a-new-project-my-youtube-channel-the-wild/
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Re: Daily Nature Blog- Connel Bradwell

Postby Connel Bradwell » Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:27 am

Encountered some stereotypes so blogged about why I think environmentalism needs a face lift.

http://www.dailynature.net/why-environmentalism-needs-a-face-lift/
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Re: Daily Nature Blog- Connel Bradwell

Postby Daily Nature Blog » Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:59 pm

This weekend I spent a day at the duck pond, filming some lovely species, including a brightly coloured tree nesting one!

http://www.dailynature.net/day-at-the-duck-pond/
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Re: Daily Nature Blog- Connel Bradwell

Postby greyfeather » Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:09 pm

Great blog, I love ducks and will be checking out your youtube channel :)
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Re: Daily Nature Blog- Connel Bradwell

Postby Connel Bradwell » Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:34 am

My first attempt at wildlife filming and commentary! Bit daunting enjoyed the filming and of course the lovely wildlife on my patch!

http://www.dailynature.net/new-video-wildlife-watching-duck-pond-drama/
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Re: Daily Nature Blog- Connel Bradwell

Postby Connel Bradwell » Sat Feb 13, 2016 6:35 am

In recent weeks new studies have been released showing the effect noise pollution is having on wildlife. One that particularly caught my eye was a study looking the endangered southern resident orcas found off the coast of British Columbia and Washington State. Listen to the orcas and the noise they have to hear every single day!

http://www.dailynature.net/lets-make-some-noise-about-noise-pollution-southern-resident-orca/
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Re: Daily Nature Blog- Connel Bradwell

Postby Connel Bradwell » Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:15 am

On this weeks video, we answer the question, what do Killer Whales sound like?

A few years ago I was interning with the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales, we would often record their sound as they communicated and hunted. These killer whales use echolocation to hunt their prey, salmon. As well as this they frequently communicate using a characteristic dialect of calls. Some calls are common in all three pods. Calls used by the Southern Resident Killer Whales are unlike the calls used by any other community of killer whales.

Listen to these hydrophone recordings of these endangered wild Killer Whales found off Vancouver Island!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ke2YiUl4BbM
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Re: Daily Nature Blog- Connel Bradwell

Postby Connel Bradwell » Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:52 am

greyfeather wrote:Great blog, I love ducks and will be checking out your youtube channel :)


Thanks so much! Sorry I only just saw your reply. Hope you enjoyed the video! Ducks are brilliant birds :)
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Re: Daily Nature Blog- Connel Bradwell

Postby Connel Bradwell » Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:03 am

This past Saturday night was not the average Saturday night I must admit, as the masses headed towards the pubs and bars of the city of Victoria, I traveled to the outskirts of the city, why? Owls, and more specifically Western Screech Owls. I got the opportunity to volunteer in some Western Screech Owl research, and being a general owl lover and having never encountered one of these birds I was rather excited!

(Includes audio!)

http://www.dailynature.net/out-with-owls/
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