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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Quick Check-In

The Southern Residents have been a bit scarce over the last week, something that's not atypical for August when there's a lull in the salmon runs so they spend a bit more time out at the open ocean. In case you, like me, need a brief "whale fix", here's a short video clip from the last time I saw them last weekend.

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I've been fighting off another round of this summer cold, so I haven't had the chance to get out or take too many pictures. I did make it down to Cattle Point last week where I saw three white-winged scoters (190), bringing me within 10 species of my year list goal.

Remember to check back on Saturday for the northwest nature blogger scavenger hunt. I'll also be spending a long weekend over on Vancouver Island, so I'll definitely have some things to blog about when I get back!

2 comments:

Jessica said...

LOVE the video! I miss this aspect of the northwest sooo much! I'm so glad to get little glimpses of it through your blog. Thank you so much for what you do!

Monika said...

You are so welcome, Jessica! :)