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Re: Daily Nature Blog- Connel Bradwell

Postby Connel Bradwell » Fri Oct 16, 2015 6:29 am

Migration has well and truly kicked off! I have started to see a shift in the birds around my local area on Vancouver Island, at the moment waders are certainly beginning to flock along the shoreline! Including the very elegant lesser yellowlegs! :)

http://www.dailynature.net/migration-update-wonderful-waders/
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Re: Daily Nature Blog- Connel Bradwell

Postby Connel Bradwell » Sun Oct 18, 2015 7:43 am

Wolves, there are not many animals on the planet that are surrounded with so much controversy, we are at the end of wolf awareness week, a week dedicated (as the name suggests) to raising awareness and dispelling some myths about the 'the big bad' wolf. This blog takes a look at why wolves are so important, and the crucial role they play within the ecosystem.

http://www.dailynature.net/wolf-awareness-week/
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Re: Daily Nature Blog- Connel Bradwell

Postby Connel Bradwell » Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:54 am

Today marks the final day of wolf awareness week, a week designed to celebrate the importance of wolves, and to raise awareness of their plight. I felt that this week was as good as any to blog about a quite frankly shameful attack on wolves in British Columbia.

http://www.dailynature.net/b-c-wolf-cull-is-doomed-to-fail/
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Re: Daily Nature Blog- Connel Bradwell

Postby Connel Bradwell » Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:48 pm

Drones are allowing researchers to capture amazing footage of endangered orca! Have a look at this wonderful footage from the Vancouver Aquarium, using a drone to observe and research endangered orcas in the Salish Sea, British Columbia.

http://www.dailynature.net/drones-endangered-orca/
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Re: Daily Nature Blog- Connel Bradwell

Postby Connel Bradwell » Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:26 am

On Saturday afternoon I was given the opportunity to head out to sea, and spot some wildlife. The goal as always when spending time on the water around Vancouver Island is to see some marine mammals, particularly orcas.

It is a strange feeling to watch southern resident orca in the Salish Sea, they have a huge cultural significance in the area, they are widely featured in First Nations art and stories, for thousands of years the people of this area, and the orca have had a connection, and you feel it. It is a very hard thing to explain, I am not an overly spiritual person, but there really is a spiritual feeling that comes with watching these animals in this environment.

http://www.dailynature.net/marine-mammal-madness/
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Re: Daily Nature Blog- Connel Bradwell

Postby Connel Bradwell » Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:50 am

My latest blog responding to my local council promising to cut grass on verges and public land more often. My message, save local urban wildlife and Let It Grow.

http://www.dailynature.net/let-it-grow/
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Re: Daily Nature Blog- Connel Bradwell

Postby Connel Bradwell » Wed Nov 04, 2015 6:12 am

The salmon are returning to my patch! Pacific salmon are a symbolic species, seen as the providers of life. A species so key that without it, the forests would not exist. Over the next month I will be doing a few more blogs to celebrate the salmon run. Looking at their importance, management and conservation in the Pacific northwest. As well as observing the salmon run in a couple of very different locations!

http://www.dailynature.net/salmon-in-the-streams/
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Re: Daily Nature Blog- Connel Bradwell

Postby Connel Bradwell » Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:18 am

Autumn is in full swing and my patch in Victoria, BC, Canada is filling up with wintering wildfowl from the Arctic. This past week has seen the numbers double, and the species diversity increase. Including the impressive hooded merganser! Love Autumn wildlife!

http://www.dailynature.net/autumnwatching-on-my-patch-wintering-wildfowl/
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Re: Daily Nature Blog- Connel Bradwell

Postby Connel Bradwell » Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:59 am

It has been a little while since I did my last wildlife from my window segment, so I thought today I would focus on one of the most common species I see by the sea here in Victoria, the belted kingfisher. This bird can be spotted darting around the coastline and lakes making it’s unmistakable rattling call. They are often seen in pairs, and I see them perched on the masts of boats, watching for fish in the water.

http://www.dailynature.net/wildlife-from-my-window-belted-kingfisher/
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Re: Daily Nature Blog- Connel Bradwell

Postby Connel Bradwell » Sun Nov 15, 2015 7:36 am

One of the most common owl species in my local patch is the barred owl. It seems everyone has a story about when they have seen this mid-sized owl with a barred front, hence the name; either in the garden, on their deck or some cases on lampposts in the centre of town.

Yet for some reason this highly adaptable, fearless and loud owl, which can be spotted during the day or night, has eluded me. But today was the day! Finally I spotted my first barred owl. Yay for urban birding, and this wonderful species!

http://www.dailynature.net/birding-first-barred-owl/
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