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Re: Talk Of The Wild- Patches Vancouver Island & East Midlan

Postby Connel Bradwell » Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:39 am

Scary situation happening in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, Canada, where an eighth endangered North Atlantic right whale has been found dead.

http://www.talkofthewild.net/endangered-right-whales-dying-off-canadian-coast/
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Re: Talk Of The Wild- Patches Vancouver Island & East Midlan

Postby Hazel111 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:33 am

Your post are always amazing. I am really exited to read about wild life and nature. I also have read numerous post about the the endangerment of wild creatures and species. Which is really sad. Here is one of the link of endangered animal article https://goo.gl/6te9RK
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Re: Talk Of The Wild- Patches Vancouver Island & East Midlan

Postby Connel Bradwell » Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:41 am

It has been a little while since my last blog, but despite being a little quiet it does not mean I have not been out exploring my patch! This week I went out with my camera, looking for the largest woodpecker in North America, the pileated woodpecker. I did a video looking for the woodpecker and explaining some of the incredible adaptations they have! Hope you enjoy it!

http://www.talkofthewild.net/searching-for-the-largest-woodpecker-in-north-america/
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Re: Talk Of The Wild- Patches Vancouver Island & East Midlan

Postby Connel Bradwell » Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:36 am

I ventured out of my patch to explore one of the southern Gulf Islands, Pender Island. The island has a number of rocky bays and beaches and is a perfect place for marine life, as well as birds (and lots of deer!). I had a wild couple of days exploring the island, my blog is linked below!

http://www.talkofthewild.net/wild-pender-island/
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Re: Talk Of The Wild- Patches Vancouver Island & East Midlan

Postby Connel Bradwell » Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:18 pm

Last week I went to the coast of Vancouver Island to try and record a secretive and strange seabird, the Marbled Murrelet! They held a secret for many years, but what is it?

Marbled Murrelets are moving from their summer grounds out to sea for the winters. These plucky birds are able to survive a harsh winter out in the Pacific Ocean.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZwtOZdnf4k
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Re: Talk Of The Wild- Patches Vancouver Island & East Midlan

Postby Connel Bradwell » Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:14 am

Migration is well underway, and here on Vancouver Island we are seeing thousands of birds escaping the Canadian winter and heading down to central and south america. I have been doing a lot of bird ringing, and have been seeing a ridiculous number of birds, I even managed to catch a glimpse of a species I have been desperate to see for a long time! Anyone else watching the birds migrate? It is a pretty amazing time of year for birdwatching!

http://www.talkofthewild.net/migration-madness/
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Re: Talk Of The Wild- Patches Vancouver Island & East Midlan

Postby Connel Bradwell » Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:44 am

http://www.talkofthewild.net/tucker-the-conservation-canine-known-for-sniffing-orca-poo-retires/

It was announced that Tucker the conservation canine will be retiring from his job of sniffing orca poo for research. Tucker the dog helps a team of researchers to find orca poo, which is a vital resource in assessing the health of the orcas. To see lovely Tucker in action have a look at the blog, I used to see him out on the water when I was conducting my own research and it really will make your day!!
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Re: Talk Of The Wild- Patches Vancouver Island & East Midlan

Postby Connel Bradwell » Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:41 am

http://www.talkofthewild.net/endangered-southern-resident-orcas-get-200-metre-protection-zone-from-boats/

Endangered southern resident orcas get 200-metre protection zone from boats. This news has been welcomed by orca conservationists, and personally I am thrilled, this topic was the subject of my dissertation. I looked at the impact boat distance had on southern resident orca behaviour, comparing the difference in distance across the Canada-USA border. I found that the extra 100 metres the orcas are given in the USA had a positive impact on their behaviour. As well as this, there was a lot of confusion from boaters about the regulations in the orcas’ habitat, the Salish Sea.
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Re: Talk Of The Wild- Patches Vancouver Island & East Midlan

Postby Connel Bradwell » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:02 am

http://www.talkofthewild.net/naaee-virtual-conference-panel-in-washington-dc/

Last month I had the pleasure of being selected as one of the North American Association for Environmental Education’s 30 under 30. If that was not enough, I was also invited to speak on a panel, with three other amazing youth environmental educators, so I packed my bags and headed for Washington DC.
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Re: Talk Of The Wild- Patches Vancouver Island & East Midlan

Postby Connel Bradwell » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:19 am

http://www.talkofthewild.net/almost-extinct-meeting-canadas-rarest-owl/

I had the incredible opportunity to tour a captive breeding facility for Canada's rarest owl, the northern spotted owl! I was so excited to come face to face with this species. There are only ten left in the country, making them one of the most endangered species in the country! It was so inspiring to learn about the conservation that is trying hard to save them from extinction.
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