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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Nature Barks and Basks

Yesterday was cold, bright and sunny, which was an opportunity for some clean-up and then a drive out to see what nature was up to.

First, I returned to the same location where I photographed the eagles. There were many flying over the ocean and among the trees. Here's one shot:

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Out in the water, the sea lions were having a herring feast and their barking echoed across the blue, however they looked like small brown specks , so no good footage. Farther on along the coast, I spotted some shapes on a mooring, so I pulled in ~

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and what about this elephant trunk ~

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Another bright, crisp and clear day today. It was -3 overnight, and up to 8 today, with forecast of rain/snow showers for the next two days.

8 comments:

  1. I'd be happy to see just one eagle!
    Those seals sure are a noisy bunch aren't they!
    It's still rather wintry there I see, which isn't quite so bad when it's bright and sunny. xx

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  2. Hahahaha! Those sealions sound crazy, it's a wonder they don't laugh at themselves. Or maybe that is what they are doing...

    You're lucky to be able to see so many eagles.

    Hopefully soon I will be able to explore the countryside around Shenandoah in Va. and the Chesapeake Bay in Md., a lovely area overall.

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  3. As usual... I enjoy your pictures! So nice to see the cute sealions :)

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  4. What a wonderful serene way to start my Friday morning!

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  5. Hi Flighty ~ Well, you'd definitely get your eye full of eagles around here! The sea lions were very noisy ~ especially the males, which have a low growly sound. Yesterday turned out to be beautiful weather, just like a spring day. The temps went up to 12 which was a pleasant surprise. I was outside most of the day.

    Hi Liv ~ Seeing all the sea lions lumped together like that was hilarious ~ could hardly tell where one started and the other ended ~ and noisy is right. They were fun to watch, especially so close. I bet they were having a chuckle or two ~ and once in awhile a couple of them would turn and fight and bite! There are many more eagles visible right now with it being herring season. Sounds like a lovely area you plan on visiting ~ and know that your photos and write up of your explorations will be wonderful to see :)

    Hi Selby ~ Glad to see you enjoyed the photos, especially the sea lions. They were enjoying the sunshine after having their fill of herring.

    Hi Daffy ~ Glad to hear I helped get your morning off to a gentle start ~ I thought of you when I saw the tree trunk that looked like a relation of an elephant!

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  6. I've added a link to the sea lions ~

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  7. How amazing to have eagles and sealions on your doorstep. Quite breathtaking. The elephant tree reminds me of a coffee pot! x

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  8. Hi Louise ~ It is indeed amazing to see and appreciate the wildlife in and around the sea ~ especially at herring season, or when the salmon spawn. Thank goodness there was some good weather during that time. When I look at the tree again, I can definitely see the resemblance to a teapot ;)

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